The Trick To A Great Memory? It’s All About Creativity
A keenly creative visual and spatial imagination can help you commit more to memory.
As Joshua Foer writes in the New York Times, the U.S.A Memory Championships was not where he saw himself (a mere pleb, nothing close to the savants he assumed populated these types of events) achieving greatness. However, what he discovered, much to his surprise, was that these memory specialists, some of them able to remember thousands of random digits in under an hour would never classify themselves as savants, but rather, as mental athletes.