I wanted to share this fantastic TED talk with you as it will give you a brilliant, gleaming insight into the world of memory feats… And how you can replicate them.
Just before you hit play, here’s a tiny bit of background:
Joshua Foer is a remarkable science journalist who, in 2006, was writing about memory. In particular, he was looking into the world of the Memory Championships that were taking place in New York City that year.
What Foer uncovered will allow you to discover a memory technique that dates back well over 2,000 years to Ancient Greece. This technique (known today as a form of ‘elaborative encoding’) will give you an easy way to remember presentations, directions or a whole host of other information.
Joshua Foer Talks Memory Feats At TED
Click play to discover how Cookie Monster, Britney Spears and a Greek tragedy can accomplish amazing memory feats!
If you enjoyed this talk (and let’s face it, it’s hard not to), then you may like to get a copy of his book ‘Moonwalking with Einstein’, available now.
In the book, you’ll discover:
- Several techniques to unlock your brain’s innate memory abilities.
- Why talking a moonwalk with Einstein can help you learn and remember a multitude of things.
- Plus, some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ behind the memory feats of mind readers and ‘mental athletes’ alike.
Category: Memorization Techniques
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