Free PDF Books on Memory Training

Update: you can now download our free PDF ebook on memory techniques.

While searching for new memory books to read, I came across a few interesting books on memory techniques that are in the public domain. I haven’t read them yet, but here they are in PDF format.  You may need to apply memory techniques just to remember the titles. To download them, right-click on the links and choose “save link as…” Read more

Simonides of Ceos

Roman legend claims that Simonides of Ceos was the inventor of the method of loci where large amounts of data can be remembered in order by placing images that represent the data into mental locations or journeys. (The actual origin of the technique goes far back into prehistory though — read The Memory Code for the full story.)

I was in the Greek Islands last summer and tried to visit his birthplace on Kea, but due to a Greek holiday I couldn’t find a ferry from Athens. I’m planning on visiting Kea next summer to make a memory journey in his hometown of Ioulis.
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