The memory palace is a very ancient technique, which dates from the ancient Greeks and Latins. Orators in the Roman Senate used this technique to remember the concepts they had to develop in public. To be effective, this technique requires that the places in the palace be always the same and always in the same order. Continue reading
The short story of “Last Night of the World” by Ray Bradbury is about how a couple spent one of their evenings “in their own special way”. The whole story is about a “dream” of the world coming to an end by the husband.
This post is all about why the concept of marginalia – making notes in the margins of a book – is still a feature not considered “seriously” in e-readers. The author believes “marking up books….is one of the Seven Undying Cornerstones of Highly Effective College Studying.”
A study published in the Journal Topics in Cognitive Science tried to examine the current measures used to show that older minds are more forgetful than their younger counterparts. The study, headed by Dr. Michael Ramscar of Tübingen University, found that these methods are “flawed” and have not taken other critical factors into account.