Memory Championship Techniques

Recently, the annual USA memory competition played out in New York City. Joshua Foer, the 2006 winner and author of Moonwalking with Einstein, reassures us that winners of this competition have very ordinary memories. What they do have or use, however, are memory championship techniques that take advantage of some [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Memory Championship

One of the events common to many of the world memory championship competitions is memorizing 1 or  more randomly shuffled deck of cards. This is a particularly difficult task. Just in case you’d like to learn how to prepare for memory championship card events, this article by Tim Ferris in the Huffington Post gives you one technique. You’ll need a few hours, but it just [Read more...]

How to Memorize a Deck of Shuffled Cards

If you’re planning to compete in a memory championship, one of the tasks you’ll have to know is how to memorize a deck of shuffled cards. In the video below, Nelson Dellis, USA Memory Champion, teaches ABC Nightline’s host Bill Weir how to memorize a set of cards. Bill certainly surprises himself in the process. Well done Bill!

How to Memorize a Deck of Shuffled Cards

I’m delighted to have found this video in which Nelson Dellis clearly explains  how to memorize a deck of shuffled cards. As he does in this lesson, start small with a subset (e.g. just the face cards) and work up from there.

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How to Get Around a Mental Block

You can’t remember what’s on the list you left at home or at the office; you can’t find your keys. It’s keeps happening and it’s so frustrating. So now, you’re wondering how to get around a mental block.  Dave Farrow, 2-time Guinness Record [Read more...]

Best Way to Memorize a Deck of Cards

A common activity used in memory competitions and among Guinness World Record holders for memory is to recall all the cards in a randomly shuffled deck of playing cards. If you’d like to challenge yourself, here is the best way to memorize a deck of cards according to [Read more...]

Joshua Foer Memory Champion

“The entire art of remembering stuff better in every day life is to take information that lacks context, significance, and meaning and transform it into something that is meaningful in light of all the other things that are meaningful in your mind.”
- Joshua Foer memory champion

This excellent TED Talk video in which Joshua Foer describes the essence of good memory is 20 minutes in length but I think it is well worth the time.

Joshua Foer Memory Champion


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Have a Memory Like a USA Memory Champion

You may think it takes a gifted genius to have a memory like a USA Memory Champion. Winners of this award agree that the mind is trainable.

Nelson Dellis, the winner of this year’s USA Memory Championship (and the 2011 contest winner as well) says he doesn’t naturally have a [Read more...]