Try This Ancient Method to Develop a Super Memory

Memory athletes can memorize a long list of words and numbers in seconds and recite without any mistakes hours later. What’s the secret? It’s something called the method of loci, also called the memory palace, and, according to a new study, many people can learn how to use it.

Memory strategies like the method of loci take just a few weeks to master. According to researchers, the method helps to reshape neuronal networks in the brain, inducing brain activity patterns that are similar to those observed in people with superior memories.

The method of loci is a technique that has been used for more than 2,500 years. It is one of the oldest known strategies for improving cognitive function. The method involves associating random pieces of information to memorize with familiar cues. Unfortunately, the ability to memorize doesn’t carry over into other types of memory—memory athletes still forget where they put their glasses—or other cognitive areas, but it is a fun and impressive skill!

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