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Memory champion Jonas Von Essen: Recursion edition

29 Sep

When you are interested in memory improvement, you become the object of amusement whenever you forget something.

In this video Memory champion Jonas Von Essen admits to forgetting things he has not specifically used his memory techniques on. This point was brought home to me when I realized that I had already posted this video a couple of years ago. Very humbling.

Man memorizes 1774 page Chinese-English dictionary

12 Jul

The video quality is not great, but this is very impressive:

Here is an interview with Dr Yip Swee Chooi.

Memory athlete Dave Farrow

8 May

Dave Farrow demonstrates card memorization and gives a few memory tips.

People who never forget

5 Apr

Read about them in this Guardian article.

How to practice effectively

24 Mar

(Hat tip to BoingBoing)

Micro-expertise

2 Dec

There has been a lot of attention to the idea of developing expertise. We would like to know what are the most effective techniques for becoming an expert in any domain. Perhaps, we should take a more atomic view and study expertise in very small domains, such as this:

Niall Brady writes “It took me just under a year to get a spoon into a mug while filming it all on snapchat. One attempt a day. This is a compilation of the clips I remembered to save.”

Inside the mind of a math savant

21 Oct

From the good people at Numberphile;

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