My wife Sharon and I have been interested for some time in the techniques medieval folks used to memorize huge amounts of information. These revolve around the use of imagined space–“the memory palace.”
Here’s just another instance of how ancient and medieval people in fact knew stuff–practical, scientific stuff–that we don’t. It’s just one more way we can learn from those who have gone before. If you don’t believe me, then check out the brief video on this Amazon book page. And then perhaps check out the book. I’ll be doing that myself.
- Learn to remember everything: The memory palace technique (mostlymaths.net)
- “Memoir Monday presents… Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer” and related posts (chickwithbooks.blogspot.com)
- Columbia Pictures to Develop MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN (geektyrant.com)
- “Moonwalking With Einstein”: How to remember everything (salon.com)