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Joshua Foer:
Feats of memory anyone can do

TED2012 · 20:28 · Filmed Feb 2012
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There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

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Joshua Foer is a science writer who 'accidentally' won the U.S. Memory Championship. Full bio
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