TED Talks: The faints of memory

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Lee Wright 11:01 PM
TED Talk
Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do
feat = accomplishment
scientific journalist
article that requires research
Joshua Foer (FO er)
Weird start
Our lives are the sum of our memories.
We must remember to remember.
Memory contests.
Memory power can be learned.
reporter (ruh PORT er)
Cell phone externalize our memory effort.

Vasanth Prabakar 11:08 PM
Even I came here because of google reminded me half hour before 😀

Lee Wright 11:08 PM
I used to memorize phone numbers. Now I never do.
Vasanth, I use Alexa and Outlook.

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Lee Wright 11:11 PM
Edison
Memorize an English paragraph
MRI
Spatial areas
in the brain
3D space
navigation
Orators
poets

Jörgen Olsson 11:17 PM
hired entertainment

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Lee Wright 11:17 PM
Greek poets and orators used tricks to remember their speeches.
to visualize
where people were sitting
We remember things of strong emotional content.

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Lee Wright 11:22 PM
Memento
No short term memory
so no long term memory
souvenir
Alzheimers
Dementia (old people)
exercising your brain retains your memory longner
longer*
Happiness is determined by good memories.

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Lee Wright 11:27 PM
subconscious stress
that we are not aware of the cause of

Jörgen Olsson 11:27 PM
Have to go soon. Going to practice table tennis.

Lee Wright 11:27 PM
spiraling downward
in a downward spiral
water bottle
with mud in it
how to keep it clear
don’t move it
so the mud will settle
we obsess over a memory
song tune in your head

Gerard Arbat 11:29 PM
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Lee Wright 11:29 PM
a tune gets “stuck in your head”
worn-out recording of a favorite song
children
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Lee Wright 11:30 PM
never get bored
of something
repetition is how they learn

me 11:34 PM
1. What are the tricks you know to boost your memory?

Lee Wright 11:34 PM
Mnemonics
Mother Very Earnestly Makes Jelly Sandwiches Under No Protest.
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Lee Wright 11:35 PM
ROY G BIV
VIBGYOR (Indians)
Bacon
?
baker
Baker
vs baker
Baker as a name has no image
baker as a job has images
very visual image
is easy to remember

Gerard Arbat 11:38 PM
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Lee Wright 11:38 PM
The alphabet song

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Lee Wright 11:39 PM
Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me.
(star classes)
SOS (save our ship)
Every Fine Boy Does Good (musical scale. these are the five lines)
Initialism

Vasanth Prabakar 11:43 PM
smack

me 11:43 PM
2. What about your schools/colleges? Do they concentrate on memorizing instead of understanding?

Lee Wright 11:43 PM
Schools require us to memorize dates and lists.
College, less memorization
China always uses memorization, no critical thinking
Learning by rote memorization is not an effective method of learning
Memorization is easy for the teacher to grade!
Critical thinking is more difficult to grade.
Some fields require some memorization.
Resistor color codes.

Vasanth Prabakar 11:50 PM
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Lee Wright 11:50 PM
Formulas
color codes
must be memorized
dance routines must be memorized
Teacher’s laziness or objectivity
Nuclear power plant training tests

Sergey Kotyukov 11:53 PM
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Lee Wright 11:54 PM
multiple choice questionsz
to grumble about something
to mumble

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Lee Wright 11:58 PM
Ancient times, no paper
remembered everything
Then paper
Then computers
Then cell phones
Then ??? chip in our brain
I can play an interesting video game for 12 hours straight, and time FLIES!
Different activities to pass the time
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