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Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer



There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

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  1. Me: Oh great there are subtitles in my mother tongue, it will be easier to understand.
    Him: I like to invite you to close your eyes.
    Me: Nani…

  2. I just want to point out that all people that are named "Baker" are not actually bakers by trade. In fact that's a really weird assumption to make.

  3. the last message that he gave to us was so powerful. it reminds us of how we live in a crazy world that doesn't care about anything in front of us because of technology. that was an incredible message that warns everyone

  4. Extreme caution indicated. "Believe half of what you see, and nothing that you hear", comes from similar sources to the "Memory Palace", and as you think/remember, so you are.

    If you're brought up amongst people who have a culture of telling "fabulous" stories, no matter how positive they seem to be, the reason why human beings developed big brains is likely to be because we are trusting and hopeful children reliant on appropriate information from adults, and had to learn to distinguish truth from confabulation.

    Just Have A Think, about what usually/invariably goes very wrong with that.

    A Memory World, of navigational awareness from Math-Phys-Chem and Geometry in Spacetime sequences, of e-Pi-i resonance imaging holo-graphic presentation, is the Actuality of Time.

  5. Very similar sounding to a book I read by Dominic O'brien – Learn to Remember. I can’t believe they don’t teach this in school!

  6. I need help my girlfriend will kill me !!
    The naked people still in my imaginary house , how I can kick them out ?

  7. mientras buscaba las cajas de ficheros encontre esto: https://emowe.com/tecnica-memorizacion-loci-palacio-memoria/

  8. Thank you Joshua for introducing me to this, used in my public law exams, memorised Lord Bingham 8 sub rules on rule of law and then the chapters that followed, not saying that it can work for everything but it may

  9. A normal conversation
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  10. I told a friend 'you have a bad memory" he replied "I do to' I said 'no you don't' he replied "yes I do" i said 'no you don't" he replied "yes i do' I said "no you don't" he replied "don't what?"

  11. You question why they don't teach these in schools. Teachers are there to teach you, but they never teach you how to use your own brain. It's like having a powerful tool, but no one ever tells you how to use it.

  12. why would he think of those people as "freaks of nature" instead of geniuses? I don't think the guy is a very nice person to know.

  13. Thanks so much for this. I just did a ten minute presentation at work based on the memory palace principles. Aced the speech with near-total accuracy…and didn't refer to my notes one bit.

  14. I cringed when he mentioned blackberries and iPhones as if blackberries were as relevant as Androids!
    Great video nevertheless. Some people might think more visually than others, but everyone can learn to improve their memory by association.

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