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Last year winner made this website to teach memory techniques for free and link to all the best ressources: www.artdelamemoire.org Most of the site is in French, but he also wrote this beginner’s guide in English: www.artdelamemoire.org/in-english/

I’m thrilled that this New York Times article was published a short while ago. It’s a great short introductions to the memory palace and the science behind why it works: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/upshot/an-ancient-and-proven-way-to-improve-memory-go-ahead-and-try-it.html?_r=0

– CNN recently showed this great report. It talks about some fascinating recent studies showing how anyone can learn to be efficient with the art of memory, about the effect it seems to have on a group of young high school students (improved ability to concentrate), and it shows world memory champion Alex Mullen memorizing a deck of cards in 15 seconds:http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2017/06/22/vital-signs-alex-mullen-memory-world-record-holder-b.cnn and http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2017/06/22/vital-signs-memory-focus-training-hershey-pa-school-c.cnn

– “Eleven teams, mostly from world-leading neuroscience laboratories, took part in the challenge of designing the ultimate system for learning 80 Lithuanian words in an hour. Around 10,000 participants were funnelled through the competing methods in the finals, giving the results a level of statistical power that cognitive scientists can normally only dream of.” Want to guess what was the winning technique?https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/10/how-david-camerons-yellow-y-fronts-gave-me-an-astonishing-memory-palace-memrise-prize

– Read the second half for good examples of school related uses of the art of memory: http://www.menshealth.com/content/how-to-build-a-better-memory

Here’s one of the best short video introduction to memory techniques that I can think of. See someone with no training at all manage to learn the title of 83 Oscar winning movies in a short amount of time. Try those techniques yourselves to memorize anything you might be interested in. All you need is a little bit of patience and imagination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ycE5Ydb3U

4 times USA champion Nelson Dellis recently started this “Random Memory Tips” video series and all of them are excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOukDvkTfg0&list=PLnoNZatRUaRxkAQgEuf1yVgU9AlxAo5nX

“Moonwalking with Einstein – the Art and Science of Remembering Everything” is a fascinating overview of the world of memory. I honestly think the book should be a must-read for everyone, even if you don’t care about improving your memory. If you haven’t read it, well it’s your loss, but at least read this article: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/20/magazine/mind-secrets.html?_r=1&

Short Ted talk by the same author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PoUg7jXsA

Here are a tons of free and beautiful potential memory palaces you can use: https://matterport.com/gallery/

 

Website of Alex Mullen, medical student and current world memory champion: http://mullenmemory.com/ Alex is doing a terrific job promoting the use of memory techniques for studies and for learning. Check out his video tutorials and FAQ for good instructions on how to use the art of memory for though subjects like medicine..

New Yorker article about Alex Mullen: http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/lessons-from-americas-first-memory-world-champion

On http://artofmemory.com/ you’ll find much more information than you’ll ever need about the world of memory techniques. This is probably the most popular and complete site on the subject. Click on “Learn” on the top right corner. Be sure to also check http://www.memory-sports.com/

Here’s how you can remember names and faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8weFiPGFObk ; https://www.facebook.com/imyanjaa/videos/1310676815637975/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK7kfE6SuJs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpC0cWLjU8c

How a 6 years old can learn all the US presidents in order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJkv-l_t_A

Former champion Dominik O’Brien shows clearly how you don’t need to be born with a gifted mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EUIuW6eCHE

How knowing and applying a few general principles could help you get better at anything you set your mind to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWl4liX4PNw&index=17&list=PLXFuhZYdZQ4xBRSa6UzsvNExCLArXu8JB

Think memorizing a deck of cards in 5 minutes is impressive? Think again. www.world-memory-statistics.com

What’s called the linking method can serve as an alternative or a complement to memory palaces. Basically every element is “linked” is some imaginative way to the previous and and the following elements inside some short story. This story can be built with or without using a memory palace. Practicing the linking method can be a very good creativity exercise. Here’s a nice example of how it can work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cpg3RUsGDY Please note that stories you’ve built yourself should be much easier to remember than those built by others.

– The author of Moonwalking with Einstein uses spaced repetition and mnemonics to learn 1100 words of Lingala, a language spoken in parts of the Congo and Angola, in only 22 hours spread over 3 months: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/nov/09/learn-language-in-three-months

About the very important concept that is deliberate practice: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2016/04/peak_an_interview_with_anders_ericsson_robert_pool.html ; http://jamesclear.com/deliberate-practice-theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWl4liX4PNw et https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUHlZP094Q Use those principles to get better at anything.

A 6 year old girl learns all the US presidents in order:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJkv-l_t_A

An extract from a recent book about the memory techniques used by preliterate people. This isn’t yet mainstream science and I was skeptical at first but read most of the book and came away convinced that the author is a serious and hard working researcher who did her homework and actively sought discomfirming evidence before printing anything. This is amazingly interesting and consequentials: http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/book-extract-has-australian-researcher-lynne-kelly-discovered-the-secret-to-stonehenge/news-story/9f8acc3c765b9e64151d3bc5bd5c4f0f Her website is: http://www.lynnekelly.com.au/the-memory-code/

A good overview of the history of the subject: https://danielkilov.com/2012/04/04/the-rise-and-fall-of-remembering/

Excellent free online class about learning: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn (and here’s a short overview of the excellent book that served as a basis for the class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ch9l6GcD0)

Those 2 young kids will explain to you how to memorize an entire deck of cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBy1PCve7Aw

Other tips for memorizing a deck of cards: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-ferriss/how-to-memorize-a-deck-of_b_2638940.html

How in 6 weeks this girl who at first was a complete beginner managed to learn to memorize a deck of cards in less than a minute: https://blog.memrise.com/2013/04/18/irina-zayats-24-wins-our-global-memory-competition/

Free sites for memory training: http://mt.artofmemory.com/training and http://memorise.org/

Not free sites for serious memory training:  http://training.extremememorytournament.com/ and https://memocamp.com/

Awesome memory software coming soon: http://artofmemory.com/preorder

How a complete beginner can learn in 10 or 20 minutes to memoryze the respective color (spades and clubs versus diamonds and hearts) of 52 shuffled cards (red, red, red, black, red and so on). : http://blog.mnemotechnics.org/memorize-order-of-black-red-playing-cards-2888.html

And yet another site: http://www.smartmemorypower.com/

 

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