How memorizing everything is possible, according to expert

How memorizing everything is possible, according to expert

Joshua Foer can remember anything, including the first 100 digits of Pi. In a video uploaded to YouTube by Wired, the former winner of the USA National Memory Championship explains how he -and you- can memorize anything using a technique called the Major System, which converts numbers into words and images.

Quite a few people enjoy a good memory, especially if it’s trained, but very few know about the existence of the Major System and the way it works. Firstly devised by French mathematician Pierre HΓ©rigone, then developed by Stanislaus Mink Von Wennsshein and later by other users, it is a mnemonic technique used to help memorize numbers. The system works on the principle that images can be remembered more easily than numbers.

Through this system, Foer set a new record in the Speed Cards event after memorizing a deck of 52 cards in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Watch the video below to learn more about how he did it.

Cover photo credit: api.ning.com

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