Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

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http://www.ted.com 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. Sc…
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25 Responses to “Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do”

  1. tombullockparkour says:

    Didn’t find it very helpful. He rambles a lot and only talks about one
    technique – association. So is that all there is to it? Associate things
    with vivid imagery? Would have liked to hear about how the man remember all
    those binary numbers.

  2. PaO says:

    Check out this video on YouTube:

  3. Vivi33 says:

    To add, we have inclination to remember only what is useful and/or serves a
    purpose for our life. That is why we don’t remember random details about
    our day, unless there is a stimulus behind this action.

  4. Matt Price says:

    I also shared this, and no longer can find it. G+ is not intuitive.
    Anyway. Relating to #13, “Storytelling to help remember things,” it
    reminded me of a TED Talk. The concept of a ‘memory palace’ is basically
    internalized storytelling in order to remember large volumes of
    information. Take a look!

  5. Dirk Diggler says:

    Damn I loved his book, now if i can only remember the damn name of it..

  6. xzen667 says:

    This is something they need to train us to do as children. Imagine how much
    you’d remember if they taught you this while placing all this information
    in places in classrooms that you become familiar with so you can access it
    again for the rest of your life?

  7. TheXurol says:

    If you are interested in the stuff, read his book! It’s really good, I
    enjoyed it quite a lot.

  8. Vivi33 says:

    Principle concept of lecture: give conditional information context by
    relating it to personal, well known understanding.

  9. Cameron Jackson says:

    Two days later and it still works for me
    Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do: http://youtu.be/U6PoUg7jXsA

  10. kokyandreiOMFG says:

    this video you might saw it.. but i think it will be deleted :)))

  11. Mike Morg says:

    A bunch of circumlocution yet he never actually tells us the technique…
    Unless i missed it?

  12. ASDFx2 says:

    That image is the stuff of nightmares. D:

  13. oshea bailey says:

    Read the book. Good stuff!

  14. Jordan Alexander says:

    I’d have to disagree with the end. Humans are more than their memories. We
    are also the effects we have on other people. Something you don’t even
    remember could have changed someone else forever, and it’s as important to
    you as it is to them. Forgetting something doesn’t make it any less real,
    the effects are left behind, and they are every bit a part of yourself as
    the memories.

  15. haxpor says:

    Thank Joshua, this is something I need to practice more in each morning.

  16. jeezradz says:

    I have a question: the people who memorized all this, are their memories
    short term memory or long term?
    Like can they remember what they memorized after about 15 days?
    How long is there memory for? like how long does it last?

  17. CMA Mental Arithmetic Chatswood says:

    ‘A great memory is not a gift — it’s learned.’

  18. Carsten H. says:

    A great memory has nothing to do with a high IQ or a special ability. As a
    matter of fact, it’s just a skill — like driving a car or playing football.
    Simply anybody can learn it. Have a look @ my channel 🙂 

  19. GUNA SHEELA says:

    how to learn this

  20. jeff denson says:

    fuck this guy

  21. Dominic Siu says:


  22. Robbie Jack says:

    Remember to remember. #tedtalks Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

  23. jim ho says:

    there are some techniques that helps you to improve your memory !

  24. Tom Heck says:

    The story of improving memory.

  25. WindlBreaker says:

    That’s great and all, but does it also help you with your long term memory?
    I want to improve my memory concerning information like the details in this
    talk. How do I improve this? Should I also create images in my mind about
    the things he talks about? Will I then be able to explain this talk to a
    friend of mine in a month?

    All this seems to be focused on short term memorization.

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