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How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem

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  • Forever Young
    Forever Young  Жыл бұрын +2822

    Short summary:
    - When you imagine bizarre stories it becomes a lot easier to remember.
    - If you tie this stories with place where you know very well (like your body or room) memorizing things on order become a lot easier.
    - Everyone can improve yourself by experimenting (your age is doesn't matter)
    - Find a new different methods to improve yourself and applying it in your life to see how it work for you.
    - With experiments in your life you will be better not only in particular skill, but also it skill to learn new thing. It will impact to your hobbies, work, relationships - to all you life.

    • sjrjf rhw
      sjrjf rhw 23 сағат бұрын


    • RA
      RA Ай бұрын

      @100g0ds no way... I have the same one.. what are the freakin odds....

    • Norman O'Brien
      Norman O'Brien 2 ай бұрын +1

      Apreciate it!

    • Martha Focus
      Martha Focus 2 ай бұрын

      So how do I memorize what I studied? Coz I forget immediately I close my book 😫

    • Sukanya Bipin
      Sukanya Bipin 3 ай бұрын +1

      Thankyou man

  • yousaf safi
    yousaf safi 3 жыл бұрын +5760

    Conclusion: Use visualisation and images to learn, whatever u learn relate it with Something interesting.

    • Monkey D Luffy 👒
      Monkey D Luffy 👒 Ай бұрын


    • ankit kumar
      ankit kumar 8 ай бұрын

      @Major Merc for maths you will have to use your muscle memory

    • Mr2seis
      Mr2seis 9 ай бұрын

      Brother you saved me 16minutes. Thank you have a great day.

    • Digital Cafe Lofi
      Digital Cafe Lofi  Жыл бұрын

      Do you know that lofi music helps your brain to focus while studying or working and can actually improve productivity? Give it a try!

    • LetsTalk TV
      LetsTalk TV  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Tony T I did get my permit. The teachers at the training site were extremely mean and was wishing for me to fail the final time but your response I took and applied it and I passed. Man the teachers were so upset lol a week later I was released from the training site because of one of the trainers got in their feelings. A month after I was released the entire training site was shut down due to illegal activity and all the students had to find their way back to their hometown. Everthing happened on purpose even though I wanted to drive trucks. But know I'm doing something far more better than driving trucks I'm walking with Jesus and doing things that bring internal fulfillment and purpose. All the bad things worked out for my good and God was protecting me through it all.

  • feral.ninja
    feral.ninja  Жыл бұрын +3386

    I could only memorise 4 of 10 items on my first attempt. Then i watched the rest of the video, and learned how to triple my memory. Now i can remember twelve out of ten.

    • Garima Kharra
      Garima Kharra 4 ай бұрын

      Hey how i can apply this trick to law as there are many big provisions and many so plz suggest correct way of using it

    • Barbara Samantha
      Barbara Samantha 5 ай бұрын


    • Haharu Records
      Haharu Records 5 ай бұрын

      Please don't tell me how you do it, we have already x3 times ..i am afraid we would run outta memory

    • 7milesYonder
      7milesYonder 6 ай бұрын

      I didn't memorie anything but after when video was about to end , I was- beard object jacket secret edge punch gas😂
      Edit -typo bread

    • FabulousFacade
      FabulousFacade 7 ай бұрын

      How can someone be so talented, outrageous!

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson  Жыл бұрын +771

    I’m 75 and I love to keep learning and growing. One word of caution though: there is not one single method, including yours, that works for everyone.
    There is no single best way. A lot depends on being able to imagine and then finding your own way, as you found yours. These may be tools we can all use, but they are not the only way it happens, and for some people, maybe not the best.

    • lilly
      lilly 5 ай бұрын +1

      Not to make excuses but I suffer from seizures.But from having teriffic memory I now repeat myself constantly I also forget alot of events and people in my life.There are some great events in my life that I am no longer apart of..But weirdly enough I can always remember my chldren's, birthday and time .Anything else I forget easily.

    • tanish
      tanish 7 ай бұрын

      why did you throw sun at me john

    • Angelicaaah
      Angelicaaah 7 ай бұрын

      Bless you✨

    • OrganicDefender000
      OrganicDefender000 9 ай бұрын

      These are such true words sir

    • Freind-z-Mania...
      Freind-z-Mania... 9 ай бұрын

      What is ur birth year

  • Hasham Wahaj
    Hasham Wahaj 3 жыл бұрын +364

    Memorizing while studying is not a good habit but understanding it. When you learn/understand it, it is automatically saved in your brain.

    • Ali Mohsin
      Ali Mohsin 2 ай бұрын +1

      You can still understand and forget. But the point in understanding it is that when you re-learn it, you learn it faster than the first time.

    • Aqsa Ashrafi
      Aqsa Ashrafi 3 ай бұрын

      That’s the problem. I just don’t understand it😭

    • Bittu Sharma
      Bittu Sharma 3 ай бұрын

      Yaa but understanding the stuff to yourself in a bizarre way i mean not understanding the stuff as it is written but in a different way makes it remember and understandable for a longer period🙃

    • Papi
      Papi 3 ай бұрын

      not just understanding but also teach it

  • Dilshed Psychology
    Dilshed Psychology 26 күн бұрын +5

    In this competitive world, it is a must to be sharp and smart enough to tackle things. Thanks for the video elaborating the tricks and the process that you have undergone. Every student can have a look at it to make their learning simple and fun.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 3 жыл бұрын +8309

    Very helpful, thank you! My memory effectively tripled: 0x3=0

  • Ramesh Iyer
    Ramesh Iyer 3 жыл бұрын +34

    Nice talk. In recent years, many schools have taken to "visualization" to enable students to learn and retain the information for longer periods of time. This also goes with the belief in psychology, that most people have a good eidetic memory, so people can easily relate to information which is shown in graphic form, than in letters / alphabetic characters. This is why story books for very young kids are always pictorial and not verbose, as it's for adults. Besides making learning more fun through pictures, it also helps kids understand and retain the information better. The same goes for comic strips and such. Moreover, there are many tutorial websites / mobile apps, which present complex theoretical concepts pictorially / graphically, which makes them easier to understand and relate to. This is how education should be imparted. Also, as Ricardo rightly says, people have forgotten the art of remembering things. There was a time I could remember all the phone numbers, birthdays, etc. of my near & dear ones. But, after the "smartphone culture" was unleashed upon us, it's hard for me to remember even my secondary mobile numbers :-)

    • idk yet
      idk yet 5 ай бұрын

      unfortunately it doesnt help students at all

    • Suspicious World
      Suspicious World  Жыл бұрын +1

      Its look like you are talking not just about yourself. But about every student

  • The Rogue of Space
    The Rogue of Space 9 ай бұрын +18

    "The art of learning" Thank you, Ricardo, for this amazing presentation. You're a great teacher! (which IMO is an art form as well; The art of teaching) + ReMind sounds like an incredible initiative. Bravo! 🙏🏽😃❤

  • F52 _
    F52 _  Жыл бұрын +212

    This is a good method for memorising lists of unrelated items, but it doesn’t account for the fact that most things that we learn are also first UNDERSTOOD, not just memorised. In fact, understanding what you want to remember is the first step that you should do.

    • Σοφία Στουπά
      Σοφία Στουπά 4 күн бұрын

      Exactly that. Also it doesn't work with memorising long texts, which is what most students need to memorize.

    • Colt
      Colt Ай бұрын

      Thats why the video is mainly about improving your Learning rather just memory, as everything we learn ISNT understood at first.. hence the idea behind learning. Did you realize this before commenting?

    • Mystery
      Mystery 4 ай бұрын +2

      @F52 _ here's the thing, after learning something new. Just memorize that information through imagination so you'll always remember it. And then the more you process it the more it becomes part of the subconscious mind. Hence, part of the long term memory.

    • Juvy Eleda
      Juvy Eleda 10 ай бұрын +1

      Yes, this is so true. While the video gives tips on how to memorize, F52's point is very valid. It is important to understand not simply memorize.

    • soularwave
      soularwave  Жыл бұрын +1

      Self-awareness + growth mindset

  • Theodore Pitts
    Theodore Pitts 3 жыл бұрын +118

    Dear Mr. Ricardo Lieuw On, I am now a retired spine surgeon. I took my first course in mnemonics after I finished my internship. I was very angry that this is not a federal requirement to be taught in all schools. The time, energy and resources that would be improved boggles my imagination. The ripple effect on ideas, inventions and books goes through the roof. Please do everything you can to make a federal law that these techniques be taught in all schools. Thank you.🙂

    • Jus Me
      Jus Me 9 ай бұрын

      Theodore👍🏾you are my friend

    • champ51221
      champ51221  Жыл бұрын

      Tell me about it. Could teach better material. Some stuff that actually comes in handy for the real world.

    • andrew cobb
      andrew cobb 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Hi. retired medic here. Agreed. I've been saying similar for 40 years. IT gives some muscle, but not fleetfooted enough. They should do a pilot, maybe one med school. Regards from UK.

  • Rick the Swift
    Rick the Swift 6 ай бұрын +1

    Another wonderful trip down memory lane. I'd forgotten how many times I'd seen this one, but it's a classic none the less. Keep up the good work Tedx Haarlam, I think you are going to do big thing ❤

  • Iry-Hor
    Iry-Hor 5 жыл бұрын +144

    This strategy is impressive to people who hear this mnemotechnic solution for the first time, but in most learning situations the brain doesn't work this way easily enough to make up stories and remember all of them. It's a pretty good idea to use it once in a blue moon, but not on a daily basis.

    • 👑 KING DAVID 👑
      👑 KING DAVID 👑  Жыл бұрын +1

      Works great for bullsh*ters and journalists.

    • malleability
      malleability 4 жыл бұрын

      practice till it becomes second nature, 1 day of practicing probably good enough to make it a skill you can rely on

    • John Madison
      John Madison 4 жыл бұрын +9

      Given enough time investment, you can create a weird story for just about any information.
      The main problem I have with this is the extra level of indirection between request and retrieval of information.
      Makes it:
      1. Take a few moments longer to recall than if it were really burned into memory.
      2. Makes it harder to use as a foundation for other knowledge.
      Example: If you have to think "velocity" as a burning meteor falling towards earth at a given speed and direction... Well you have to re-invoke that imagery every time you look at equations using vectors. It's like your brain is running on a scripting language rather than something closer to the metal, because of the extra layer of abstraction.

  • Busy Bee
    Busy Bee 3 жыл бұрын +47

    No one, I repeat no one on this face of earth has explained to me the concept of memory palace better than this gentleman here. Thank you, sir! You have done a fantastic job!

    • foyjamez
      foyjamez 9 ай бұрын +3

      thanks. I was trying to remember the term. I studied "Memory Master" tapes back in the 90's. Had forgotten...ha hah ha...as I tend to use humorous visualizations instead, and word play to cement things into memory.

  • Gloryah B
    Gloryah B  Жыл бұрын +310

    The first time through was easier for me and I got all 10 correct. My method: I broke up the words into 3 groups of three and then the last word by itself. (Much easier to remember small groups than one long list). I repeated each group several times in my head to get the order down and visualized each word in the group.
    🧔🏻‍♂️🔧🧥 🤐🔪🚫 📅🥁🥊. ⛽️
    1st group, (Beard object jacket). 2nd group (secret edge nothing)
    3rd group (date band punch)
    And gas ⛽️ at the end to fuel the whole idea.

    • Colt
      Colt Ай бұрын

      I remembered 8, the first three, and last five. Secret and edge got away from me; guessing it was because my memory lost its edge.. but between us lets keep that a secret.

    • SlyKooper
      SlyKooper 2 ай бұрын

      @ok i think the whole point of what he was trying to get across is to try one method and apply it to your everyday life. It doesn’t necessarily mean use this one, as this is just one example for the people at the Ted Talk to take home to implement, but to find a different method to increase the variety of learning strategies for each scenario. Also, the 30 seconds at the beginning was to use your own method to see if you could memorize it all. If you could, then stick to that. If not, then try this or something else that is faster for you. This is just one strategy as it’s naturally easier for our brains to picture something memorable to our own experiences. The grouping you all described is called “chunking” and it’s also a popular method like memorizing phone numbers and such.

    • ok
      ok 6 ай бұрын

      I didn't like this video's method because they gave way more time for the second method than the first. If I had 5 minutes like in the second one, ofc I''ll remember what the 10 words were. Also the second method was really ineffective and time consuming. Imo for small word lists grouping>one word at a time>this thing.

    • gripptightpro
      gripptightpro 7 ай бұрын

      @Gloryah B I use a similar method by which I also created 3 groups 3 sets. I wrote down the first letter of each word to create an acronym of the letters in order. I then take a mental snap shot image. I then repeat the order of the words in each group non stop in a rhythmic pattern to the tempo of a beat in my head as if Im singing a song and like that its remembered! Hope this helps!!

    • Christmas
      Christmas 7 ай бұрын

      I feel like making a bozzare story is somewhat more helpful bcs it keeps you focused and less likely to lose concentration for ppl who have low attention spans aka me

  • Skaldørr
    Skaldørr  Жыл бұрын +258

    Best way to literally memorize entire books with enough patience and a bit of imagination: visualise what you're reading. Like really visualise what is that you're reading and make connections. Try it with this video by visualizing and connecting every word to a whole.

    • R techno
      R techno 5 ай бұрын

      @Andres Bados ##

    • V P Kasar
      V P Kasar 11 ай бұрын

      @Andres Bados 🤣🤣🤣

    • SubconsciousLight
      SubconsciousLight  Жыл бұрын +3

      Wait thats only way i have read my whole life, to understand what i read.... is there other ways to read???

    • Diet Dr. Kelp 6000
      Diet Dr. Kelp 6000  Жыл бұрын +11

      Can’t. Aphantasia.

    • Andres Bados
      Andres Bados  Жыл бұрын +7

      @r_1901 i memorized my birthday

  • dominicfields
    dominicfields 11 ай бұрын +6

    On the first exercise I remembered 7, I missed a block of three words. From the second exercise without being lead I probably remembered around the same amount. I found this video after changing job to somewhere I need to remember companies, names and places and improve my retention. I think this is more effective for revision for exams and not short term memory.

  • Ace Ar Jr
    Ace Ar Jr  Жыл бұрын +97

    As people in crowd stood up i stood up too ..cause this legend really deseves an a huge applause

    • David Emmanuel
      David Emmanuel 8 ай бұрын +2

      Yeah, I was already standing so I flew

  • Đuro Pedala
    Đuro Pedala 3 жыл бұрын +11005

    my memory is so bad that I forgot I watched this video before

    GENESIS 3 жыл бұрын +1

    It’s not the only way. Lots of people have their own ways and they work too like .. mnemonics / byhearting etc.. Good job.. if you are helping kids in school.. then it’s a great thing you are doing👏👏👏

  • Goatmeal
    Goatmeal  3 жыл бұрын +18

    After watching this video and creating a story in my head of the 10 words, I memorized them in order effortlessly. This video is awesome!

  • Lírica Critica
    Lírica Critica  Жыл бұрын

    Tienes que aprender las cosas de diferente forma , quizá hay muchas cosas que puedes hacer más fácilmente , prácticamente tienes que imaginar en tu mente lo que quieres memorizar pero contándote una historia y tú debes estar como buen observador viendo cada detalle de lo que empiezas a imaginar.

  • xXPaul462Xx
    xXPaul462Xx  Жыл бұрын +22

    I remember everything I see and hear. Retaining knowledge is no issue for me. Getting peace of mind is. Everything echos including pain as if it happened yesterday, yet it’s been years. Absolutely everything! Including the good too! I can also read 2,000+ words per min.

    • SaudiGold 50
      SaudiGold 50 6 ай бұрын +1

      Me too, Paul Vernitsky.

    • Utr Nagel
      Utr Nagel 8 ай бұрын

      Speak in toungs, you will not think! Pease of mind Roman's 10 vers 9 and 10 say it out loud, find more from John Schoenheit, spirit and truth youtube

    • TJ Botha
      TJ Botha  Жыл бұрын +4

      Peace of mind is only things to remember... 1=Become aware that you do not have peace of mind without reasoning about it (just be a witness of it) 2-accrpt it, be ok with it at this very moment and 3-make an intention to be grateful of your mentioned talents whenever you catch yourself not having peace of mind. This may be useful. You use uncomfortable suffering to make you conscious of the present moment or in other words, you suffer free willingly.

    • Nafis Ahmed Arnob
      Nafis Ahmed Arnob  Жыл бұрын +4

      please teach me how to do it

  • Doug Moran
    Doug Moran 9 ай бұрын +1

    Super fun talk! Thank you. Would love to see this technique played out (demoed) in a normal conversation.

  • Lidwina Rosita
    Lidwina Rosita 9 ай бұрын +9

    "There are few skills as valuable as the art of learning" -Ricardo L.

  • Syed Azhar Hussain Shah
    Syed Azhar Hussain Shah 2 жыл бұрын +40

    You came as a blessing. I was having hard time with memorising. But your trick made it easier. I hope it will help me crack my exams. InshahAllah.
    Thanks a lot...!!!

    • Bo Chan Raps
      Bo Chan Raps 9 ай бұрын +1

      Alah hu akhbar

  • flash522gp
    flash522gp  Жыл бұрын +2

    Well done, Ricardo. Clearly, many of my fellow commentators have mastered The Art of Breaking Stones, and some of us have developed The Art of Comedy to an extent (but let's not go and quit our day jobs JUST YET, y'all!). Kidding aside, folks, I hope you all had fun watching and listening, and were able to take Ricardo's final thoughts, which I found truly interesting and worthwhile, into account.

  • Sawera Rehman
    Sawera Rehman 5 ай бұрын +2

    Hats off to the way he made us realize the importance of joy in learning

    MIKE GOX 2 жыл бұрын +2

    I always forget things but now this video improved my memory. Thanks very much Sir for your God given TEDx. Please I want some more TEDx from you......

  • Shad Reyaz
    Shad Reyaz  Жыл бұрын +2

    I'm already using this method since childhood. This method is especially helpful in rote learning. "A new way of approaching something old " Thank you, sir!

  • Z
    Z 2 жыл бұрын +3315

    Him: with all the technologies around, why do we need to memorize?
    Med school: *I happened to exist*

    • DOPE Music
      DOPE Music 2 ай бұрын

      That's the reason why i am here 😂

    • Sweet Girl
      Sweet Girl 9 ай бұрын

      No we need to memorise not just medical students everyone need memorise things. .we should not simply rely on technology

    • CallMeAsta
      CallMeAsta 10 ай бұрын


    • Digital Cafe Lofi
      Digital Cafe Lofi  Жыл бұрын

      Do you know that lofi music helps your brain to focus while studying or working and can actually improve productivity? Give it a try!

    • Fatima reza Faria
      Fatima reza Faria  Жыл бұрын +2

      Yep.. Like how do I make pictures out of all the names of muscles, nerves, their locations etc etc

  • Ignat Remizov
    Ignat Remizov 6 ай бұрын +3

    I used chunking to memorize the first list, but mind palace is a good way to memorize too. The best is still raw repetition, because we are hardwired to be able to predict what happens in the future, so the more we see something, the more important it becomes in our memory.

  • Pasideon Witne
    Pasideon Witne 11 ай бұрын

    I was amazed when I came across this video . Am currently in University I was in Primary school doing 7th grade when I came up with this idea of memorizing where I tell a story in my head just like what he did or if I could only remember the first letters of probably all 10 words and yeah, it just sticks with me until now 😊.

  • Prepperjon PNW
    Prepperjon PNW  Жыл бұрын +2

    Whenever you connect a piece of information to something meaningful you will remember it much easier. Think of stories about your childhood and how easy it is to remember stuff. Also there’s nothing wrong with rote memorisation it worked for people like Einstein, and Newton. As an example of the stories way of remembering I remember our telephone number from when I was 12 years old. I also remember the phone number of a large winery in our area lol why? Because it was one digit off of our number. We would get people dialling the wrong number all the time. So I remember my number, the winery’s number and the name of that winery lol. This is how people remember things better than any other way. Also, it’s easier to remember things if you stop relying on technology to do it for you. This translates to or spills over into other areas of life. Its ironic but the more you rely upon technology the dumber you get lol. When I was a teenager I new the telephone number of my house, my best friends house, plus about a dozen girls phone numbers lol. Why? Because I had to lol. Today I routinely have to look into my phone for my own phone number when filling out forms lol. Why? Because I don’t have to remember any numbers they’re all in my phone lol. I actually don’t know the number of the landline at my house lol why? Because it’s in my favourite’s list which is basically speed dial. I hit the button that says home and it dials for me. So if I don’t have my phone I’m lost and confused lol. We are all relying on technology way to much to our detriment. I’ve gone back to writing everything down in a notebook and I’ve discovered that I’m getting my memory skills back. I am able to remember things concerning my other activities in life and also peoples names and phone numbers as well as birthdays and other special things without my phone lol. Just by writing something down with a pen or pencil I commit it to my memory better than if I just input it into my phone. Try it and see if you find your brain working better. See your brain is like any other muscle if you don’t use it or exercise it, it will atrophy and not work as well as you would like. I’m finding my vocabulary is getting back to where it used to be which is full of really interesting words that I can use in all sorts of ways and people think I’m way smarter than I really am lol. I want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year 🥳

  • Eon Blue
    Eon Blue 2 жыл бұрын +4

    This was such an amazing talk, and I completely agree about the point on experimentation!

  • Skyazer2012
    Skyazer2012 9 ай бұрын +1

    Also ,repeating the new knowledge many times is effective way to improve our memory

  • Divad
    Divad 3 жыл бұрын +2610

    I love how KZclip recommends this video the day before my exams

    • Bryan Messina
      Bryan Messina 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Somebody on Twitter told me that you aren’t allowed to memorize answers in med school anymore, it’s cheating. That makes no sense.

    • Carly Blankevoort
      Carly Blankevoort 2 жыл бұрын

      Spying on us ;)

    • Shanon Gilbert
      Shanon Gilbert 2 жыл бұрын

      I was talking about Lego to someone one day and the saw a Lego commercial a few days later!

    • Shiva Reddy
      Shiva Reddy 2 жыл бұрын +1

      WTFF tomorrow's my exam

    • reddy
      reddy 2 жыл бұрын +1


  • Erica Graham
    Erica Graham 3 жыл бұрын +12

    When I first did his test I only remembered 7 out of 10 and they where not in order. I went back to it later and did what he said, I remembered 9 out of ten and all in order. Pretty Awesome, I will be using this method from now on!

  • L R
    L R 3 жыл бұрын +1

    This is how we study in South India- especially the state of Tamil Nadu - our educational system has been so important and robust; our poor people, poorest students have shined so much than stars in education and various fields thru this way of memorizing and remembering laws, theorems and diagrams. Me too :) This isn't much new to us, but commendable for his efforts to teach others, "how to?"

    • Shasha Yee
      Shasha Yee 2 жыл бұрын

      Thanks for the video. Thanks to Ricardo.. I can now remember more and more in easy way .:)


    This has to be experimented for different types of subject we wish to learn. Very useful

  • Shivani Shastri
    Shivani Shastri 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Works great and when you got time but in reality when we are short on time we can’t make cool and Interesting stories so I can’t always recommend this to med students. We med students are generally short on time considering the volume of info. But yes I absolutely agree with experimentation! I love that.

    • Sonu Shetty
      Sonu Shetty 10 ай бұрын

      so what do you do then, basically, just rely on genetic superiority? IQ/Fluid memory?

  • One God Apostolic
    One God Apostolic  Жыл бұрын +1

    This worked really well for me! I have a horrible memory and this is actually helping! It would be great if there was an app!

  • isis Mahamid abumouch
    isis Mahamid abumouch 4 жыл бұрын +15

    1st of all great speech 👏👏👏👏
    2nd iam aware of this great method of memorizing since school days but the prob is i couldnot really apply it on memorizing science like biology and chemistry, or pharmacology as we have memorize alot of dry names with side effects and indications..

  • Jenson Alex
    Jenson Alex 2 жыл бұрын +29

    25years back, my brother memorized his high school exams through 1st letter short-coding or this kind of picturization-story building / mind imaging
    I followed this technique too to score as topper
    Time plays a role to showcase the latter people take credit of this ancient technique😉

  • Yezi
    Yezi 2 жыл бұрын +6

    For the first test, I missed 2 (edge and date). I pictured all the things and use the number in front as the number of them. I found it quite useful.

  • Steve G
    Steve G  Жыл бұрын

    The brain can recall visual images easily but not text. That’s why we can remember our first childhood memory, but can’t recall in detail what we read in the paper the previous day. Dominic O’Brien has written books on this. Works very well for me as I can give a 45 min presentation without any notes in front of me.

  • Kielynn Hane
    Kielynn Hane 8 ай бұрын +2

    This trick is so amazing I'm starting high school in 3 weeks and i signed up for AP classes and Cambridge so I'm gonna be studying a lot. But I also have lots of other things I'm gonna be doing So if I Can study faster and remember better I might just make it lol Tysm for sharing this method 😭❤️

  • Puneet Singh
    Puneet Singh Ай бұрын

    unconsciously I memorize through visualization for years
    now i am conscious about that.
    thanks for this session

  • jhcfight
    jhcfight 5 жыл бұрын +16

    In my view that is what schools are supposed to do. Not specifically learning facts, but figuring out what's working best for you how to learn.
    For instance, I remember saying aloud multiplication tables in primary school. That's forcing a method without taking you into account. When my father learned me mnemonics to learn those because I was struggling with it, he was even corrected by the school for doing that. But as a result I understood the deeper concept of multiplication instead of learning 100 standard answers by head at that young age.

    • Irene Wong
      Irene Wong 4 жыл бұрын

      jhcfight chlna tarrie war

  • Swathi Sharma
    Swathi Sharma 6 ай бұрын

    This is amazing and very much helpful 🔥

  • The Gratitude Attitude
    The Gratitude Attitude  Жыл бұрын

    I have to say that I watched this for the first time months ago and it helped. I get a lot more compliments on my memory. This is my little secret!

  • Mike Dunn
    Mike Dunn Ай бұрын

    This talk brings to mind a book I acquired over 40 years ago, "How To Pass Any Subject" by Harry Lorayne, a memory expert. It is probably out of print,so look for a more recent book from this author:"Ageless memory : simple secrets for keeping your brain young" My library has it. Lorayne used an identical system for memorization.

  • RVH 10
    RVH 10 3 жыл бұрын +7

    I never realised my mom actually did this to help me. I have ADD and had a hard time focussing on learning words/terms, for example french words. I would have a hard time focussing because with ADD you get easily distracted from just repeating words. So when I asked my mom for help she would do the words and whenever I didnt remember one of the words, she would relate it to something or make a joke about it. This made me remember those words even easier then the words I could remember. I dont know if she did this on purpose, but this helped me so much and this just hit me as im watching this video.

  • zhang huanhuan
    zhang huanhuan  Жыл бұрын +18

    I only memorised 5 words for the first time round and the second time round I did indeed memorise a whole lot more. It worked so well.

    • marckenleu
      marckenleu  Жыл бұрын

      @sayyam zahid uhm, what? Lol

    • sayyam zahid
      sayyam zahid  Жыл бұрын

      @marckenleu Cairo dindori madhya

    • sayyam zahid
      sayyam zahid  Жыл бұрын

      I live in Karachi Pakistan and I like your comment

    • marckenleu
      marckenleu  Жыл бұрын +1

      lol seym
      tho i only memorized 6 out of 10 words in the first round

  • Suzi Voce
    Suzi Voce 3 жыл бұрын +4

    “Times tales” has helped students memorize multiplication facts and they basically did the same thing- made a random story with the numbers so there was a story to recall. Super cool that teachers have another tool in their toolbox!

  • Janet Fran
    Janet Fran  Жыл бұрын

    He could have given a better way to memorize.. I want to be able to memorize things better, but I don't want to think about horrible things happening to me everytime I have to remember something.. Thinking negative thoughts like that so often would harm you cells and your mind ❤️

  • Teemu Kinnunen
    Teemu Kinnunen 3 жыл бұрын

    This is why it's good idea to read a lot of books, especially fiction. Because when you have a lot of good stories stored into your brain, you can glue information you want to remember inside those stories.

  • Kritika Jaiswal
    Kritika Jaiswal 10 ай бұрын

    I was able to remember 9/10 words in the first attempt because I knew the strategy he explained later on. I had read this in a book when I was in class 4th I guess. In the book we had to remember 30 items and use our house as an example to fit every item at every corner of the house. I still remember few of the items from the list. This actually works great.

  • Mr Shah
    Mr Shah 3 жыл бұрын

    yes!! it really do works for me ... i always do it this way and in this way its not only easy to memorize but also puts the information in long term memory where you remember it for longer period of time

    BOREN HU  Жыл бұрын +13

    Good idea. I think Ted is really a good platform for me to see many excellent people's speeches. They often teach some very practical skills or introduce new things. Thank you for your video and sharing.

    • sayyam zahid
      sayyam zahid  Жыл бұрын

      I live in Karachi Pakistan and I like your comment if you don't mind

  • CJ Green
    CJ Green 5 жыл бұрын +4

    Brain synapses are a bit like a muscle. The more you exercise them the stronger they get. I have used this fantastic pictorial memory method for many years, and it still amazes me. I began by memorising a pack of cards, (The Knave with a good heart (J-H) took a stroll in a perfectly dug garden (A-S), he walked down three dark rows of bushes (3-C) and came across his mother (Q-H), she was holding 7 diamonds....etc.) The amazing brain :)

  • Sarvagya Prakash Mishra
    Sarvagya Prakash Mishra 3 жыл бұрын

    Very helpful. I also use these tricks in my studies. 😀

  • BommeltjeNL
    BommeltjeNL 3 жыл бұрын

    Ever since my brain surgery 43 years ago (I was 19) my short term memory isn't as it was in my younger years and I've always been looking for ways to improve my memory. I saw a program on TV 4 years ago. They showed a clock and the time was 14.15. They showed a balloon with a rope which looked like a 9. Then a watering can in the form of a 2. After that they showed the photograph of two parents, 65 years old and one of their daughter being 35 years old. At the end of the programm they asked the viewers to tell what they remembered and with my "bad memory" I pointed at the imaginary items and I said "14 15 9 2 65 35" and I couldn't believe I just remembered that. Same result with the little story in this video. But I have one big problem. I can't use this in normal life, since I can't think of a story to remember things. So yes, it works, but I need the video about the next step. Examples how people are using this in real life situations?

  • champ51221
    champ51221  Жыл бұрын

    Wow, that method actually works. My memory is terrible, but I made a story out of the words. I remembered them in order. One thing I forgot was to keep time though. That’s for sharing.

  • hadiza usman
    hadiza usman  Жыл бұрын

    Very inspirational and educative.

  • Seare Z
    Seare Z  Жыл бұрын

    I remember memorizing the whole periodic table in what is suggested in this video in my high school years. But the fact of the matter is if I am going to remember everything I want to remember by authoring a corresponding story will it be practical?is it not even becoming counterproductive ? The reason we pay money to novel writers is that it is a gift given to few talented persons, and it takes time and energy to do it. So no matter how hard we try to frame it, practice, repetition and hard work are the key to memorization.

  • JubileeHex
    JubileeHex 4 жыл бұрын +198

    I remember I was sitting with 2 other girls in a library. We had an exam the next period. Studying in silence individually was boring. So I thought it would be cool to gossip of what we knew already about the exam to eachother. So we gossiped and learned as much as we could. It was silly but fun. We all passed the exam. Try it some time.

    • Alok Mishra
      Alok Mishra  Жыл бұрын

      Insta id? Will you help me?

    • * HiddenGem*Ali
      * HiddenGem*Ali 4 жыл бұрын +5

      I passed my nursing finals through a student nurse emergency get together in nurses res block the day before we sat our exam . Abdominal paracentesis was the topic , we bounced off facts and experiences and enjoyed the social collaboration. To our delight it came up on the exam paper ! I swear to this day that’s how we got through ! 5 failed in the total group and the nurses not present had to resit !

    • homie mastermind
      homie mastermind 4 жыл бұрын +7

      To be honest I tried that with my friend and it does work ! It's easier to learn and remember stuff like that.

  • Joaquín Landerretche
    Joaquín Landerretche 9 ай бұрын

    I'm gonna be kind of a doomer but bear with me:
    I'm a med student and I'm always on the lookout for any effective memory techniques out there. I've tried this one before, in fact, I could memorise the 10 words at the beginning with this technique. Sadly, it's been my experience that this is very effective for simple knowledge and lists of things that can easily be correlated in a bizarre story. Furthermore, unless you repeat this bizarre story frequently, it won't become long term memory. In addition to that, you actually need time and creativity (which means a cognitive investment in itself) to create a compelling, memorable, bizarre story, which are two things you might just not have at hand depending on the situation.
    How could it be possible to create bizarre stories to remember all the classification criteria for intrauterine growth restriction types 1, 2, 3 and 4, the antibiotic schema for 15 clinical situations, the normal value range for every parameter in a complete hemogram, and the formulas you need to correct a sodium/potassium imbalance in a chronic renal patient?
    I'm sadly convinced that if you can do that, then you could remember the data as is.

  • Joshua
    Joshua 2 жыл бұрын

    I came up with a memory exercise video which has allowed me to remember 5 states or countries saying out loud once. Before I could only remember 3 states or countries. Just to clarify I don't study geography much but I used it as a benchmark.

  • sushrut sarmah
    sushrut sarmah  Жыл бұрын +2

    I am using this technique since childhood. Great way to memorize

  • CaZaT
    CaZaT 3 жыл бұрын

    Before, I wanted to memorize the filipino cultures because it is needed. I usually look at my hand, and each line of my hand I let it symbolize something. Each line symbolizes every filipino culture I need to learn and it worked.

  • Ohedur Ohedur
    Ohedur Ohedur 10 ай бұрын

    What I think is that, this method is useful when you are trying to memorize a little things. But when you are here to memorize pages after pages which are full of dates, places, names and other stuffs you cannot use such method for each of those information. Rather try to simply memorize things as much as possible. Because it will train your brain and over time you will be habituated with memorization.

  • M. Curtis McCoy
    M. Curtis McCoy 8 ай бұрын +5

    This was incredible!
    Thanks for sharing! As a survivor of brain cancer, I’ll watch this video a few times to work on my memory.

  • Ari Haviv
    Ari Haviv  Жыл бұрын

    Active recall and spaced repetition are what you really need to learn useful material

  • Paul B
    Paul B 3 жыл бұрын +12

    This was really useful - opened my mind to trying new techniques

  • Lucciana Débora Chambilla Mamani
    Lucciana Débora Chambilla Mamani  Жыл бұрын +1

    It is so inspiring the art of learning 😍. Thank you :D

  • marwah maher
    marwah maher 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I'm strongly agree with him that repeating any kind of information isn't the best way to memorise things 👍

  • Vassilis Gonis
    Vassilis Gonis 4 ай бұрын

    I believe that although some of these memory tricks might work, and boost memory for everyone, some people are under the illusion that it can work equally for everybody. There are several factors that determine your memory, other than the learning technique, or any technique whatsoever. Some people are natural memory animals, while others could hardly remember anything to save their life. Different people different skills.

  • Prinz Aeri Zack
    Prinz Aeri Zack 2 жыл бұрын +1363

    Him: remember this 10 words in order
    Me: trying to remember it
    My brain: don't you even dare think about that

  • Akshit Sharma
    Akshit Sharma 2 жыл бұрын +201

    I've watched this vedieo twice and my memory effectively increased upto 6 times

    • rishav arya
      rishav arya  Жыл бұрын +4

      Bhai upsc pakka tera😅

    • Spoon Apple
      Spoon Apple  Жыл бұрын +3

      Sure will it be 9 times.

    • Grace Nessaea
      Grace Nessaea 2 жыл бұрын +3


    • Senan Bottomley
      Senan Bottomley 2 жыл бұрын +45

      ur memory might have got better but your maths definitely didnt

    • Maree Wragg
      Maree Wragg 2 жыл бұрын +10

      But what can you remember? just lists?

  • muhammad sameer Dar
    muhammad sameer Dar 2 жыл бұрын

    I always forgot about five rivers but my father said that there is a technique to learn it and you will never forget in your life. SIRJC, S for sutlej river, I for Indus river, R for ravi river, J for jhelum river and C for chenab river. Making easy to remember too many words or sentence is to make them into a small sentence or code. Another example: Rainbow colours (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain). Richard: red, York: yellow, Gave: green, Battle: blue, In: indigo and Vain: violet. This is the technique to convert different words which you can't remember into short or simple. After this you can remember forever.

  • Shubha Arun Kumar
    Shubha Arun Kumar  Жыл бұрын

    Very inspiring & interesting 👍🏻

  • Ivane Lekishvili
    Ivane Lekishvili 2 жыл бұрын

    I have the problem with memorizing and experimented with a lot of different methods. Before looking for information on youtube I thought that I had found the solution :))) I started to memorize the profession related information using images, stories and linking them to my personal experience. It really worked for memorizing the information in short term... but the problem is that this did not work for me in a long term education. When you have to remember a complex information you definitely forget the story line and images as well. maybe its all about using this methods together with everyday training, making something routinely, but in this case you are too limited in time. WHO HAS THE SOLUTION FOR LONG TERM EDUCATION? :)))

  • Abhiruchi Jadhav
    Abhiruchi Jadhav 8 ай бұрын

    What helped me is when he said " find a new approach to learn something old "
    As a student this is the best help i can get

  • Sivaram Pochiraju
    Sivaram Pochiraju 2 жыл бұрын +14

    Forget memorisation. This young man is a damn good speaker and motivator.

  • sarang more
    sarang more 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Thanks for the video. Thanks to Ricardo.. I can now remember more and more in easy way .:)

  • Layney
    Layney  Жыл бұрын

    I sang the words in order and remembered 8 😉
    If I would have a minute, I probably could’ve remembered all of it. Music cements memory too

  • S N
    S N  Жыл бұрын +4

    This is a good video about memory power improvement.
    In real life scenario, when you meet group of people in which more than 2 persons first name is same and their last name may e different, it would be difficult to remember their names. Especially this might have come across many of us during the teleconference/face to face meeting
    During that time , Concertante on your valuable points rather then spending effort on calling people on their names.
    However good approach in the meeting is that to call the people in their names.

  • Ruth M
    Ruth M 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Mnemonics are the only way I could study throughout school/college. My mom taught me, and I'm probably going to teach anyone else who asks me how to memorize things XD Idk if it tripled my memory, but it sure makes last minute cramming much easier

  • Dan
    Dan 4 ай бұрын

    Very helpful and insightful, thanks

  • kaafi Rashid
    kaafi Rashid 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I've applied this technique a few weeks ago, and I've to admit guys, it really worked well!
    LYK counterintuitively, i never expected that this would help me with my learning languages routine!
    It's a gain or share experience place, not a joke or a meme thing here!
    Gain knowledge or leave(with out commenting anything)!

  • Matt Choi
    Matt Choi 9 ай бұрын

    I already knew memory palace tool and I could remind all of them. This is awesome.

  • Sudhakar Krovvidi
    Sudhakar Krovvidi  Жыл бұрын

    Very well explained. No one should be panic.

  • Michael Miller
    Michael Miller  Жыл бұрын

    This is what Tedx talks are supposed to be! Fantastic!

  • nikita baranval
    nikita baranval  Жыл бұрын

    He spoke everything in detail my father used to tell me in short that you can do everything if you do it with fun and that actually works because you never forget the things which companies fun in it.

  • sakthivel K
    sakthivel K  Жыл бұрын

    You make a great job for awakening the around world. thanks a lot.

  • Pragya Bharti
    Pragya Bharti 5 жыл бұрын +9

    Great idea...
    Learning,experimenting,believing ,aquiring and getting better at anything...
    It's so positive and exciting.
    Thanku so much:)

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      Abhishek Rana. 4 жыл бұрын

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  • Bernard Mbire
    Bernard Mbire  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is one of the best videos I've seen in my life....it really got me laughing and happy 😁

  • Ahmed KhAlil
    Ahmed KhAlil 2 жыл бұрын +98

    in the med school this way of memorization is called TAHSHISH as we memorize many items by linking them to each other through a story .this is an effective way.

    • Denise Mezynski
      Denise Mezynski  Жыл бұрын

      I know this is an old technique, I've heard of it decades ago.

    • Vinita Kisku
      Vinita Kisku 2 жыл бұрын +3

      And that form lots of story ......even more then your life story 😂😂😂

    • Pamela Riley
      Pamela Riley 2 жыл бұрын +4

      But walking us through that story took a LOT longer than 30 seconds!

  • Andrew Ehab
    Andrew Ehab 10 ай бұрын

    The visualization is a great method especially for those with good imagination, I was already using it without knowing in the first 10 words and got them all right, plus making the words groups , in the first 5 words i imagined myself wearing a jacket, so i took it from my face downwards, my "beard" is an "object" and i am wearing a "jacket" which has a "secret" pocket and "edge" then the next 3 and said to myself no one (nothing) will "date" a whole "band", and the last two i punched the air so i remember it and the only word I memorized was gas. It varies from one to another, but it is very efficient way overall, as for his story i memorized them by listening only to the way he elaborate and repeats which is another way combined with visualization, good job I myself got experience at the end, thanks.