MEMORY TECHNIQUES AS LEARNING TOOLS
Alex explains the general idea behind a memory palace and why it's so powerful.
Alex explains how to create your first memory palace.
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to represent information visually by memorizing a 5-word list.
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn foreign language vocabulary.
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn terminology.
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn details of broader concepts, for exams, your notes, and more.
Alex discusses his suggestions for brainstorming potential memory palaces. Try this palace worksheet.
Alex discusses his suggestions for how you can fill your palaces with memorable, meaningful loci.
Alex discusses his suggestions for converting information into mental images.
Alex and Cathy separately memorize notes from First Aid about acute pyelonephritis in real time, before each explaining the images they used to remember the essentials of the disease.
Alex discusses his memory palace-based mnemonics for learning Chinese vocabulary, as taken from the textbook Integrated Chinese Lesson 1 Part 2. Building on his earlier two blogs describing his system, he walks through a learning session, focusing on examples and the different tools he uses. Links to his original posts explaining the system can be found here:
Part 1: The Gist
Part 2: Tweaks and Examples
Alex discusses his memory palace-based mnemonics for learning high-yield facts about the antibiotic class tetracyclines, as taken from the medical student review book First Aid. He covers several facets of our overall process for using memory techniques in medical studies.
Alex discusses his personal methods for using the website Memrise to learn English vocabulary. This video layers more advanced techniques onto to the basic strategy of linking keywords discussed in his earlier vocab video.
Alex talks through his images for the corresponding section in First Aid. You can follow along by placing his images in your own loci to build your memory palace for opioid analgesics. We think you'll find this investment pays off with long-term memory of the topic.
By the end of this video, you'll know all 44 U.S. presidents backwards and forwards. Alex and Cathy walk you through each one using a memory palace.
Alex and Cathy separately memorize the essentials of the disease acute pyelonephritis from the medical school review book First Aid. This video is Part 4 of the "Refine Your Technique" series.
Alex discusses the "memory palace" and how to use it to memorize the molecules in glycolysis.
Alex discusses how to use keyword mnemonics to learn and remember vocabulary. For slightly more advanced methods, see "How I Use Memrise to Learn English Vocabulary."