A lot of my visitors are coming here looking on the Palace Of Memory system I’ve been devising for my students, and so I’m placing a page here, which will have links to all the scripts and relevant materials in one place.
This is the place to begin, if you’re interested in the Memory Palace technique.
- A Presentation for Toastmasters District 53 Spring Conference
This was a presentation I gave in May 2017 on the Palace of Memory technique: how and why it works, and how to put it into practice.
- A Way to See the Palace
An example of a way to lay out a room so that one can see the arrangement of pieces in an argument or a speech, and walk through those elements in a straightforward way.
This is part of my theory of why “Palace of Memory” techniques work: you’re engaging the part of your brain, the hippocampus, that alerts you to where you are in space. That enables your brain to more easily retrieve memories, and especially memories formed of both Words and Things (i.e., left-brain/right-brain awarenesses).
I don’t know that Palace of Memory techniques are ‘whole brain’, but I think they are, and that learning material in this kind of context is in fact brain-changing. It makes you more of an artist, and more of a retainer of information.