Memorize the US State Capitals. A great introduction to memory systems. Here is the third post on memorizing the US state capitals. The first ten capitals, Alabama to Georgia, you can find under my May 5th & 16th posts. Again, please take a moment to read the April post regarding how our [...]Read more Hawaii to Iowa continuing to memorize the US State Capitals
Here is the second post on memorizing the US state capitals. The first five capitals, Alabama to California, you can find under my May 5th post. Again, please take a moment to read the April post regarding how our memory tends to cling to the absurd. OK, let’s memorize the next five capital [...]Read more Colorado to Georgia continuing to Memorize the US State Capitals
So last time I had you remember the first five US states alphabetically, the photo album, with Sarah Palin jumping out holding a cactus which was thrown at Noah’s Ark with the gold bars flying out. This gave us Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California. Let’s now store into memory their [...]Read more Memorize the US State Capitals
All memory is based on association, or at least all memory systems are. Memory systems are based on linking or chaining information you wish to remember, to information or images you already know. You probably have a hard time recalling the shape of Papua New Guinea or Sri Lanka, right? How [...]Read more Memorize the US States alphabetically
OK I know it’s a worn out cliché that most people rank the fear of public speaking as their #1 fear above even death. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, at a funeral, most people would rather be lying in the casket than giving the eulogy. Well for most people the fear is real and it comes […]Read more Sarah Palin, a Red Bull and Casper the friendly ghost.