Memory is an important part of life. It allows us to reflect on the past and use previously acquired knowledge and experiences for our benefit. Memory also allows us to maintain our place in the flow of time as we transition from what was, to what is, and look forward to what is coming in the future. Without memory, our ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis would be severely impaired. Continue reading
Journalist and memory expert Joshua Foer talks about an ancient technique called the memory palace and claims that anyone can improve their memory through the application of this and other cognitive tactics.