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.
English Vocabulary (via Memrise)
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.
The 20 Word Challenge - with World Memory Champion Alex Mullen
Team Mullen Memory challenges you to memorize with us--we bet you'll still remember these words the next day! World memory champion Alex Mullen shows you how to make 20 random words stick in minutes.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #1: What is a Memory Palace?
Alex explains the general idea behind a memory palace and why it's so powerful.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #2: Creating a Memory Palace
Alex explains how to create your first memory palace.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #3: Encoding Information
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to represent information visually by memorizing a 5-word list.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #4: Learning Foreign Language Vocabulary
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn foreign language vocabulary.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #5: Learning Terminology
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn terminology.
Getting Started with Memory Techniques #6: Learning Your Notes
Alex explains how to use memory palaces to learn details of broader concepts, for exams, your notes, and more.
Refine Your Technique #1: Finding Memory Palaces
Alex discusses his suggestions for brainstorming potential memory palaces. Try this palace worksheet.
Refine Your Technique #2: Choosing Good Loci
Alex discusses his suggestions for how you can fill your palaces with memorable, meaningful loci.
Refine Your Technique #3: Converting Information Into Images
Alex discusses his suggestions for converting information into mental images.
Refine Your Technique #4: Putting It All Together (with an Example from First Aid)
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.
Pharmacology: Opioid Analgesics
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.
History: U.S. Presidents
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.
Pathology: Acute Pyelonephritis
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.
Biochemistry: Molecules of Glycolysis
Alex discusses the "memory palace" and how to use it to memorize the molecules in glycolysis.
A Basic Strategy for Learning Vocabulary: Linking Keywords