Building Your Memory Palace
Develop an elephant memory with the Ancient Greeks
Elephants never forget and neither will you using the ‘method of loci’ memory technique which was first developed by the Ancient Greeks. Memory champions have used it to recall lists of numbers in record time, of course there are more practical everyday uses for it, for example a shopping list or presentation ideas.
The technique first came about in Ancient Greece. Legend has it that the lyric poet Simonides of Creos developed it after he performed at a banquet. Unfortunately after he left the palace, it collapsed and Simonides was called back to help identify the guests. He did this by walking around the rubble and recalling the seating positions (or loci) of the audience.
IN SCANS THE "METHOD OF LOCI" TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN FOUND TO USE THE AREAS OF THE BRAIN RELATED TO SPATIAL AND NAVIGATIONAL AWARENESS.
AN AMBIDEXTROUS MIND
Using whole mind thinking has long been associated with genius. Leonardo Da Vinci is a great example of an ambidextrous mind, as he was both a painter and a mathematician amongst his many pursuits. Da Vinci's memory was probably pretty strong too.
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