Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TED Talk Tuesday: Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do

Have you ever wished you could remember things better?  I definitely have. 

Joshua Foer shares a technique that can help us all do that.  It's an ancient technique used by Cicero to memorize his speeches called the memory palace. 

The best thing is that anyone can use this technique.

Foer chronicles his journey from someone with average memory who admittedly regularly forgot where he placed his keys to winning the U.S. Memory Championship in his book, Moonwalking with Einstein.  Beyond learning to place among the ranks of the memory athlete elites, he discovered that in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

In what ways would remembering better improve your life?

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