How to: Memorize Anything

created at: 12/18/2015

The art of the memory palace (or method of loci) dates back to Ancient Rome with rhetorical treatises on how to memorize anything based on the art of visualization and associating the things needing to be remembered with those imagined spaces. Believe it or not, this is still one of the most famous methods used by Memory Champions today (yes that is a real thing).   Surprisingly your chances of success have very little to do with innate intelligence or IQ and are actually the byproduct of engaging regions of the brain specializing in spatial learning. Check out the video below as former USA Memory Champion Joshua Foer explains how he memorized the first 100 digits of Pi.