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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

Here’s 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

“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

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/

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.

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

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

How to memorize poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUO4Ee9zR8Y

Using memory palaces (mentally placing images you made up through a journey of some place you know and can navigate in your mind) is clearly the most efficient memory technique anyone can use. But if you’d like to try something else, try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NROegsMqNc&feature=youtu.be and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuRDLfOqkZ0

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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