Logical markers: the most intuitive and misunderstood memory construct

Logical markers do not require special learning, as we already learned them in schools for more than a decade.  If you are not using them to remember things, it is a psychological barrier. Once you try, they will feel more natural and intuitive than any other memory construct. My favorite logical marker There is only …

Long term memory: revisiting vs speedwriting

Suppose you want to remember something for a very long time. How do you ensure memorization? There are many methods, which can be roughly divided into three categories: reviewing the notes (revisiting), actively using (speedwriting) and lifestyle choices (sleep, food, …).  Here I compare revisiting with speedwriting, and provide some actionable tips. The lifestyle element …

Sections and subjects of the memory masterclass

After a decade of work on the memory masterclass, it has become very extensive. 90% of the things in the masterclass I could not even imagine when creating the Udemy class 10 years ago. So I will take some time here to describe what is in the class and what is not in the class …

Using google to generate visual markers

Suppose you are an absolute beginner in the arts of memory. It is easy to assume that everything you find will be abstract for you. Do not get me wrong, there are things I also find hard to remember. Especially phonetic sequences from languages I am not familiar with. If this is something simple, you …

Binary numbers and chessboards

The decimal numbers and metric system are not the only possible representation of measures. With computers today, we use mainly a binary representation of numbers. Hence it makes sense to have specific binary-friendly visualizations and memorizations. Bits and bytes Logical zeros and ones are usually not very interesting – except for the formal logic. Computers …

Mental skyscrapers

We use mental palaces to remember a large amount of knowledge. But what should we do, when faced with multiple snapshots of the event?  I welcome you to mental skyscrapers. They can get tall, but the layout is unlikely to change. Mental skyscrapers for processes Typically we will use mental skyscrapers for processes. For example, …

Logical markers: abstract constants and variables

How should we remember constants and variables? There are many formulas in sciences, and these formulas use constants and variables. Some of these constants and variables are almost abstract, like the Plank constant. How should we treat them? A constant as a letter Let us take for example the Plank constant. It is a critical …

Research and creativity: bursting the filtering bubble and creating logical markers

The subjects of research and creativity are huge. I will describe some of the relevant steps below. However, there are two questions I always get from my friends and students: how to know whom to believe and how to express complex ideas as mathematical formulas. There is also a complementary question of defining the subject …

Lighthouse of Alexandria and octagonal mental palaces

Octagonal (8 walls)  mental palaces are seriously underrated. They can be unique, memorable, and extremely comfortable for placing into larger mental landscapes. Moreover, I claim the octagonal mental palaces are extremely easy to generate and very suitable for short and not super-dense articles. I would go as far as recommend them as the first mental …

PAOs: the heart of the memory sports

Memory sports are not as popular as chess, yet there are serious brain athletes with immense skills. Most of them use small variations of PAO in mental palaces. What makes these methods so powerful, and why some athletes are better than others? It’s not just memorization If you want to encode and memorize 10 decks …