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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;

Photos of the 2015 Memory Championship

18 Jan

 

 

And here’s a nice piece about one of the contestants.

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