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Improve your Memory by Mr. Jonathan Hancock

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Chapter 6 Learning lists

In this chapter you will learn:

  • that the Greeks and Romans invented a way to remember anything
  • why the system of loci matches the way your memory works
  • how to turn familiar places into mental buildings and routes
  • strategies for remembering shopping lists, instructions, directions, talks …
  • where else this technique might take you, with a bit of imagination

For centuries we’ve known that place triggers memory. Going back somewhere – for real, or in the mind – can remind you of detailed information from decades before, peeling back multiple layers from the past and activating your memory in rich and vibrant ways.

In Ancient Rome, Quintilian ...

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