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 …

Walking meditation and PAOs

Walking meditation is a great activity to deal with stress and feel closer to nature. We usually walk in the local park. As the itinerary is repetitive, we can make it more fun by placing PAO visualizations as we walk. Reviewing these PAO visualizations we may be reminded of the tasks we want to perform …

Planetary memory structures

One of the most sophisticated and underrated memory systems uses planetary structures. It is not easy to learn, not very fast, but extremely powerful where all other methods fail. And it has a very cool historical background. What I explain in this article is not fully historically or mathematically accurate, but most details should be …

Back to school deal

Literally do not miss our back-to-school deal. TLDR: 60% discount, or more when bundles with 1:1 sessions. For me, September 1st is “Back to school” day. Schools tend to be very expensive and optimizing the school experience is a good idea. Relatively little time and money strategically investing can provide a great return on investment. …

Truly massive memory structures

Massive memory structures are important for learning entire areas of expertise. Multiple books, articles, conferences, dates and people, and practical experiences can coexist in one context when the context is flexible and can hold around 1 mil keywords. With some training, anyone can build and maintain such structures. Lessons learned during the last 5 years …

Dance moves and productivity

In my lifelong quest for productivity, I have a deep love for fun activities that can serve many purposes. Recently I started to understand how dancing can be yet another activity on this list. In this post, I will share my productivity and learning insights on … dancing. Preface Anna loves dancing in all kinds …

Autobiographical memory: your personal time machine

Some people remember their lives better than anything else. Very few remember their lives perfectly. How and why we can use autobiographical memory? Is that a blessing or a curse? Can we change our memories? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here. Autobiographical memory My own autobiographical memory is not very good. If the police …

Funny visualizations and memory humor

Some of our visualizations are creative and funny. If nothing logical pops up, funny is probable the best choice. Funny visualizations are memorable, cheerful, and fun to revisit. Just like funny youtube clips! However, there is a caveat. Some of us cannot remember a joke! More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Your age when you sleep

Sleeping well is surprisingly hard, and different for each age. Most of my sleep advice tends to apply for every age, but here I want to be age-specific. For more information try reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Sleep age The age which defines our sleep is somewhat different from our biological age: …

Memory engram

Most animals do not learn as we do. Their behaviors are guided by powerful instincts. Some instincts are activated by hormones, others are dormant memories encoded on a genetic level. These memories are called engrams, and today I want to explore this subject. For more reading check out here. Memories can be encoded into DNA! …