Posts Categorized: Memorisation

Ordinary people, ordinary minds, extraordinary memorisation

It is no accident that basketballers are typically very tall. Even without the drugs, Lance Armstrong had an advantage with an extra-large heart (literally), a useful asset for great endurance. The physical attributes that sport athletes are born with make a huge difference. This is not the same when it comes to the mind. Ordinary… Read more »

Until we download memories like in the Total Recall film

How good is your memory? Did you know that in 2006 Akira Haraguchi, a 60-year-old Japanese man, set a world record for memorising and reciting Pi to 100,000 decimal places? Probably not. It took him 16 hours to recite 3.141592… Arguably not the best use of his time but still an incredible demonstration by an… Read more »