To Remember Better, Build a Mansion in Your Mind
Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, walks us through the process of constructing “memory palaces”—an age-old memorization technique currently exploited by the world’s leading memory champs and mental athletes. Psychologist and memory expert Lynn Nadel explains why this trick is so powerful and how it leverages some the brain’s strongest faculties.
More from this ongoing series: The Unbearable Lightness of Memory
This program is a part of The Big, the Small, and the Complex, a Series made possible with the support of The Kavli Prize.
Image courtesy of Gilderic;Recorded June 2011; Posted August 2011