Joshua Foer Memorizes Pi with a Memory Palace

Joshua Foer can remember anything, including the first 100 digits of Pi. The former U.S.A. Memory Champion explains how he—and you—can memorize anything using the major system technique, which converts numbers into words and images.

Via Wired.

14 April, 2017 - 05:57
Joined: 1 year 6 months ago

At first I was like, "Where's the 9? You're missing the 100th decimal place," and then I realized that he stated the first 100 digits, and not the 100th decimal place. lol

Silly me. :)

The only caveat I have is that Josh breaks the numbers down ibto groups of 3. This isn't necessary, and some beautiful associations are missed this way. Plus, from a lazy man's standpoint, why use 33 associations if you can get away with fewer?

17 August, 2017 - 16:32
Joined: 1 year 2 months ago

nice the major system in a way that i have not thought about before

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