Cognitive Hacks, Memory Palaces, and Mnemonics – Trending In Education – Episoide 140

Mike and Brandon sit down to explore mnemonic tools like “Memory Palaces” and “the method of loci” which are learning performance hacks that have been shown to aid in memory. We use the book Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foerr as a backdrop to our discussion of memory, retention, and recall. How can memory techniques that have been around since ancient times help modern learners capture and retain more knowledge? What does it mean to be a “mental athlete” and what lessons can be learned from their training techniques and performative practices? Mike and Brandon conclude by digging into their own favorite mnemonics and cognitive aids as we aim to help our listeners remember better by leveraging techniques that unlock untapped cognitive potential.

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