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How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem

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Do you recall studying for your exams? You probably do. But do you remember how you studied, how you memorized French words or the year of the American civil war? Now, that’s probably harder. As a teenager, Ricardo Lieuw On was packing groceries when he knew what he wanted to study: he wanted to learn about learning. He picked up a study in psychology and learned how to reduce his learning time from 3 hours to 1 hour on the same piece of content. He gained the same knowledge in 200% less time. And specially for TEDxHaarlem, he shares the secret of his technique.
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so I have a little test for you don't panic I'm not here to judge you it's just a little test okay first you get 30 seconds to memorize ten words in the right order after that you get 30 seconds to write down what you remembered and then finally you get 30 seconds to check your answers so are you guys ready well we're gonna start anyway.

So memorize ten words in the right order in 30 seconds in three two one go okay stop now write down what you remember okay and stop now quickly check your answers okay and stop so very exciting I heard a lot of grunting and moaning so I hope I didn't stretch you out too much now.

A moment of reflection I'd like you to ask yourself how did I memorize this and was it the best way to do it now for the generation of my parents and grandparents being able to memorize something like this was an absolutely essential skill but nowadays why would anyone want to remember a list of anything you just take a picture of the screen and you're done right so with all.

The technology we have these days it seems as if memorizing is somehow become less important so why should we then in today's day and age still want to get better at memorizing well to answer that question I'd like to tell you a little story in high school I flunked a grade twice after seven years of torture I finally got my diploma sweet sweet freedom what would I do with it I didn't.

Know one thing I did know however was that I didn't want to go back to school because that old learning business it wasn't cut out for me so instead I went to sunny California for nine months and there I worked as a bagger not beggar bagger so in a supermarket I had to put people's groceries in bags and then I'd get a little tip surprisingly that year I learned so much I learned how to bag a.

Bunch of groceries really really quickly I learned how to drive a car and in California people are a little bit more open than they are in Amsterdam so I also learned how to have a little chat with a stranger just for the hell of it that year I discovered that I don't hate learning just a specific way of doing it so I just to go and study psychology now for the.

First time ever I was getting information that I absolutely wanted to know now I was spending more time in the library then I spent skipping school as a teenager voluntarily the only problem was that I was spending all of my time in the library because I'd never learned how to learn so I started experimenting with different methods of reading texts of memorizing texts and I got my reading.

Time of three hours to chapter down to one this way of studying enabled me to do an honours program to get my degree and to fall in love with learning and now I happily work for a company called remind in which we teach people the science and art of learning we're trying to bring back into education but we ourselves missed now for the past three years we've also organized the Dutch.

National memory championships for high schoolers we do this to show that everybody is capable of amazing feats of memory but also to show that memorization is about a lot more than just learning your French or your Spanish words and today I'd also like to share this with you so in the beginning I made you do this little test just to make you aware of how you're memorizing.

Things right now next I'd like to give you a new type of memory experience this time you can even sit back and relax so I'm going to ask you to find a comfortable position to sit to close your eyes and to take a deep breath now I want you to think of someone you know called John and I want you to see him now John just grabbed the Sun out of the sky and he just threw it on your feet.

And now your feet are getting really big and red and swollen because John just threw the Sun on your feet now you look to your knees and on your knees you see ten little guys playing basketball very strange sight and on their shirts you can see in brightly colored letters the New York Knicks so you have some Knicks on your knees next you look to where your thighs are but.

They're gone your thighs have been replaced with Ford's the cars they could be Ford Focuses or Ford Mustangs your thighs have been replaced with Ford's now with your bottom you feel a hard plastic seat of a go-kart vibrating with your bottom you feel the hard plastic seat of a go-kart your belly starts rumbling very loudly so you follow your belly and it leads you to McDonald's and.

There Ronald McDonald start shooting rays of light at you with a ray gun Ronald McDonald is shooting rays of light at you with a ray gun you he hits you on your chest and now from your chest a big Bush of gray hairs is growing a huge Bush of gray hair is growing from your chest so obviously you hurry home to shave it off and on your doormat you see a letter.

So you open it and it has good news as you read it you feel the huge weight falling off your shoulders a huge weight falling off your shoulders your shoulders get all light and tingly because you just paid all of your bills big bills little bills each and every bill has been paid for and you have plenty of money to spare now you proceed to the bathroom because now on your neck.

A bunch of tiny bushes of thin blonde hairs have appeared on your neck a bunch of tiny bushes of thin blonde hair as you look in the mirror suddenly your mouth just starts talking all by itself and it's saying yes we can yes we can yes we can now you turn around and now suddenly your eyes hurt ah because Donald Duck just poked out both of your eyes with a.

Trumpet made of pure gold now you can open your eyes again and come back to this place luckily it's a lot safer here than where you just came from so I just made you guys memorize the past ten presidents of the United States of America in the right order now I'm gonna show you and then you can see how many of these you still know so with each body part I'm.

Gonna ask you what happened there and then you could think of it even better would be if you just shout it up now what happened to your feet John through the Sun yeah President Johnson now what happened on your knees Knicks yes President Nixon okay so what were your thighs replaced with for its President Ford okay and what did you feel with your bottom okay.

President Carter yes some people are ahead of the game um now um your belly led you to the McDonald's what happened okay Ronald McDonald shooting raises yeah okay so Ronald Reagan he itch in your chest and you got what big Bush of gray hairs bush senior now your shoulders got light why paid all your bills Bill Clinton now um what did you.

Have on your neck okay a bush of thin blonde hairs Bush jr. what was your mop saying yes we can President Obama and what up to your eyes yeah Donald Duck trumpet pure gold who else but Donald Trump so if you memorize more this time than the first time please stand up okay so we have almost everyone standing up that's awesome um now if you think this way of memorizing is more fun than.

The last way you used please stand up or remain standing if you're already standing oh whoa now we almost have everyone I'm very pleased to see this okay you guys can sit back down thank you very much now when you make bizarre images to memorize suddenly it becomes a lot easier if you tie these bizarre images to a place you know well like your body suddenly memorizing things in.

Order becomes a lot easier okay well cool but I asked you guys in the beginning why should we in today's day and age still want to get better at this at memorizing well because by getting better in a skill like this you can also get better at a different skill the skill of experimentation by experimenting with different methods of doing things I found out that I can get.

Better at anything I found out what works for me and what doesn't what if I'd never learned the skill of experimentation I may have never gone back to school I may have never enjoyed studying psychology and I probably would not have been standing here today because one of the things I thought I really couldn't do was public speaking now there are people of every generation.

Not doing things that they might love that they might even be great at because they think they can't do it so how beautiful would it be if in schools we can teach kids that they can get better at anything and they can even get better at getting better at things get it but not just the kids because the older generation is often seen as too old to learn but they're not too rusty.

Anyone can improve themselves by experimenting and I hope you experience that today now out remind we break up this process of experimentation into three steps the check the experience and the experiment the check is all about becoming aware of what you're doing right now so maybe during the first test you became aware of the fact that you just.

Repeat the words over and over and that that doesn't work too well the second step the experience is all about being open to new possibilities and trying them out so maybe during the visualization you realize that this works a bit better or at least you like it more and the third step is the experiment this is about taking something from that new experience that.

You had and applying it in your own life to see how it works for you so maybe you're one of those people that when someone introduces themselves to you you just immediately forget their name yeah sound familiar and you want to use visualization to do something about that so far I've only taken you guys through the first two steps the final step is up to you so when I'm done here I'd like.

You to take a moment for yourself and to write down an experiment on the little card we've given you and to put that in your wallet as a reminder by continually following these steps of experimentation you discover what you're doing you keep yourself open to new possibilities and you allow yourself to continually transform and regardless of what your learning be it memorizing or martial.

Arts or mathematics you'll get better not only in the skill that you're trying to develop but you'll get better at the process of learning itself and that's something that sticks it's something you could take with you to your new job your new hobby your new relationship you knew whatever so this is something absolutely everyone should know and I believe we should teach it in schools but let's not.

Just wait for it to be implemented in schools I also believe that the most important change starts with the individual it starts with you so go out there and experiment learn something new or a new way of approaching something old because there are a few skills as valuable as the art of learning thank you .


eradimatrix • 14 часов назад
Now is his favorite word
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Reashwara Vignoth • 1 день назад
I was able to recall all 10 words!!
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Ali shafqat • 1 день назад
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Bhushita Mahanta • 3 дня назад
How many of us practicing this technique?
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Yeetus Defeetus • 3 дня назад
Beard object secret jacket edge nothing date band
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Husain Shaikh • 4 дня назад
I got all correct in the same order
Using the method of storymaking
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TFS • 5 дней назад
This wouldn’t work in school when you have a lot of things to remember ...
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Celton Gerilla • 5 дней назад
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Rohini s • 5 дней назад
He is telling to memorize 1gb data insted of actual 100mb,
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raghup1 • 5 дней назад
I am from India and I'd just learned 10 American presidents
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Scientology Scientology • 7 дней назад
Hey am John,ruin it for me
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universalsheep • 8 дней назад
A better way to temporarily memorize a list of 10 things.
1 (sun) - picture the item in a sun, or in this case a sun with a beard
2 (shoe) - picture the item in/with a shoe
3 (tree) - picture the item in a tree
4 (door) - you get the point..
5 (hive)
6 (sticks)
7 (heaven)
8 (gate)
9 (pine)
10 (pen)
the key words rhyme with the number and you will always forever use the same key words. using a visual will help you remember a list much easier and you can do it this way in the 30 seconds he gave :)
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Insert Here • 9 дней назад
Can this help with memorizong the whole romeo and juliet script?
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ADITYA BOSE • 10 дней назад
I can memorize 1500 digits of Pi..
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mohammad rasel • 10 дней назад
Just wonderful, I've been looking for "how to get higher iq" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across - Norayla Jonrayson Cure - (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my colleague got excellent success with it.
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Rajeshwar Sharma • 10 дней назад
I am not for presentators who start with questions and/ or a long introductory story. This has both. Takes six minutes. Though I saw it in 1.5 speed, it was still boting. Why not just start with the topic and maybe trickle in the story later?
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Jamie Colligan • 12 дней назад
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Pink Banana • 12 дней назад
Beard is an object that is located above the jacket, inside of which you have a secret galaxy edge smartphone, which you don't show to your girlfriend. She must know nothing about it, because you use it to date other girls. One of those girls told you that there is a cool band performing nearby. When you get there, you see a place so crowded that you have to punch your way through the entrance gate.
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Aasia • 12 дней назад
Beard object jacket secret edge nothing date band punch gas
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Rishabh Agarwal • 13 дней назад
I already watching this ted talk on the office
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Nikhilesh Singh • 14 дней назад
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