TED Weekends wonders: What’s the key to memory?

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Joshua Foer at TED2012. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Joshua Foer thought he might have set out on a fool’s errand when he started training to compete in the U.S. Memory Championship. Only, he ended up winning it in 2006.

[ted_talkteaser id=1443]In his talk from TED2012, Foer shares the simple trick of memory that helped him become a champion — creating a memory palace that helps you physically and spatially locate memories in a familiar space. But can anyone do this? This week’s TED Weekends on the Huffington Post explores the power of memory. Below, three essays to pique your interest.

Joshua Foer: The Secret to Superpower Memory

Last weekend in New York City, Ram Kolli defeated the reigning USA Memory Championship Nelson Dellis to win the 16th annual USA Memory Championship. Readers of my book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything will remember Kolli as the…

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