Sep 18, 2015
On today’s show Michael Covel talks
with memory expert and Memrise co-founder Ben Whately. Not
surprisingly, central to the discussion is memory and how the human
brain interprets and processes information.
When we think of fond memories, we
often see events from someone else’s point of view. Ben explains
that this is because in addition to our own personal recollections,
we have also encountered alternate perspectives of the event
through such devices as photos or home movies. Our brain mashes the
imagery together and produces a composite image – a
Michael and Ben talk about how
humanity’s view on memory throughout time has always been a
reflection of the best technology of the era. This leads to one of
Ben’s favorite subjects, language. According to Ben, the way
language is taught today – rote memorization – is completely wrong.
Language is best learned by immersing yourself in the culture of
the people who speak it. Take his memory lessons throughout this
episode and apply them tomorrow.
In this episode of Trend Following
Memory, a composite of previously
How memories are encoded in the
To the brain, remembering equals
How the most effective way to teach
is to be entertaining
Technology, and how it affects our
views on memory
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