Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Best Basic Introduction

This is the best basic short introduction to Memory/brain training I've found:


I'm still trying to figure out the best tools for poetry memorizing, as that is one of my main hopes. The more I research, the more I believe that specific mental tools have to be used for rapid memorization of specific types of information - poetry one way, numbers another, etc.

Oh, by the way, Ed Cooke (referenced in article) fascinating fellow. More to come on him, certainly.

Also, a brief thought: Notice that breaking 1 minute, 30 seconds to memorize a pack of cards in the US is a US record, and still 3 times as long as the international record. Have anything to do with our much-commented-upon standard test scores? Methinks perhaps.


  1. you might find this of interest:


    I know what a fan of physical activity you are. No better way to justify it than to prove that it can help you learn. haha.

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  3. I did actually know about that. John Medina talks about it in his book, Brain Rules, which I recommend. Here he is talking at Google, where he mentions that conclusion, but with studies on humans:


    And not just help you learn - it helps you make strong decisions.