Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley Book Summary Review AudioBook

everyone has experienced this before we
spot somebody at an event or gathering
somebody we’ve become acquainted with
several times previously
in fact chatted with them for a couple
of minutes but the issue is
our mind fails us and we fail to recall
their name
maybe you have a plan to make her say
her name that doesn’t include you
specifically asking for it
or perhaps you’ll stumble upon an
acquaintance and you introduce the two
of them
in hopes of learning her name when it is
her turn to introduce herself
wouldn’t it be good that the
forgetfulness comes to an end at last
this is where this summary steps in
chapter 1 if you want to concentrate
better you have to empty your mind and
live in the moment
a perfect memory is what everyone wishes
for right
but keeping in mind the number of people
who find it hard to pay attention to the
details
remembering details seem almost
impossible still
there are ways of doing it here are a
few important tips to help you
concentrate better
first of all get rid of your conflicts
in other words
everything that pushes your thoughts in
other directions and keeps you from
focusing
going back and forth between checking
your email and sending some text
messages sounds like something you waste
your time on
well that makes you just like the
majority of people
but is it possible to get rid of these
internal conflicts without some drastic
measures like becoming a monk
avoiding multitasking is a great way to
start multitasking significantly
decelerates you by 50
and raises the risk of an error by 50
according to neuroscience researchers
for instance if you are talking on your
phone while you are driving
you are likely to hit the brakes half a
seconds later than you normally would
that means if you are driving at 112
kilometers per hour
your car needs an extra 15.5 meters to
fully stop
and with that kind of speed many things
can happen in that distance
another brilliant move would be
providing yourself with a purpose thus
making it impossible for your mind to
roam around
in this way it is easy to recall the
reason why you wanted to concentrate on
things at first
the pick rule may be useful in such
cases purpose provides you with a cause
for learning
let’s say that you are currently
learning a programming language you
might want to create a website for your
family and this could be your purpose
pose yourself questions when you find a
purpose so you get
interested and see yurious about what
you chose to learn
is this something i can use at work or
is this applicable to my life at the
moment
are good questions to start off with it
is time to find out how to store
information
now that you’ve found out about the
things you can do to concentrate better
chapter 2 take advantage of your
creativity to vivify information in an
enjoyable way to help you recall it
sometimes you read an entire page of a
book only to realize that you don’t
remember what you have just read at all
you don’t have to go through this yet
again bringing information to life is a
way of remembering them easily and in
order to do that
you have to take advantage of your
creativity to create a movie or a photo
that is unforgettable you have a lot of
options with words
it can be easier to memorize them by
finding ridiculous or funny sounds when
they are divided into smaller words that
sound close to them
this comes in handy especially when you
are trying to memorize words from
another language or city from various
countries
let’s assume that you are trying to
memorize the spanish word pollo which
means chicken
imagine yourself on a big chicken while
you are playing polo and you will
remember that word forever
or think about the capital of australia
canberra
one way to memorize it is by thinking of
a kangaroo eating berries to help
visualize it in your mind
thinking in this manner requires some
exercise but remembering things requires
less effort this way
if you want to make your imagination
super thrilling so that they are even
more unforgettable
the c method is made for it our essences
are the gateway to our brains for
information to enter
let’s say you are trying to memorize the
word horse it is crucial that you create
a multi-sensory image that includes its
scent
feel skin and even its taste this image
will be easier to remember compared to
five letters
next in line is exaggeration which do
you think is easier to remember
a normal-sized horse or an enormous neon
purple horse wearing a costume
the images don’t have to be logical they
have to be ridiculous and fantastical
and finally energize you need to make
the image more vivid by imagining it in
action rather than imagining a horse
standing still
imagine it running so it is easier to
remember the trick to remembering
information is to make use of the
imagination to vivify it
chapter 3 classify information into
divisions that are already in your
long-term
memory since you have found out about
how to create images in an unforgettable
way
it is crucial to know how to classify
them the loci method
aka the route method is a great way to
do it
you simply associate the new information
with something you are accustomed to
human beings are very good at
remembering certain courses or locations
consider your trip to work so loci is
already used by the majority of the
memory systems
placing things you wish to remember at
certain places alongside a course that
is vibrant and acquainted in your mind
is how loci works
let’s assume you have a speech to give
and you are trying to memorize parts of
it
you would picture yourself strolling
around your building alongside a certain
path
the thought is to form a series of
places to visit as you’re strolling
therefore in every room you imagine
choose three certain locations within
the room and position them in a precise
sequence
by doing that you integrate each part of
the conversation with the places you
choose while walking around your house
let’s presume you begin in the kitchen
and you pick the purple plate as your
first loci
the horse in a purple costume from the
past chapter would cross your mind and
you’d know that horses in the first part
of your speech
if you wanted to take it up a notch you
could think of the plate twisting on its
head
now assume the second part of your
speech contains the word summer camp
you may have a picture of your family on
a summer camp in your fridge and you can
think of that
the reason why this method works well is
that you can use any place you are
familiar with
doesn’t matter if it’s your car your
workplace you can use the path to
remember the list
if the path is designed to contain let’s
assume
six things per room you will recall your
list in the sequence of it
if this method still failed to convince
you remember that the author memorized
the first 10 000 digits of the number pi
using this method
chapter 4 use sounds to recall specific
dates and numbers
it is impressive when someone easily
talks about mathematical problems or
historic event dates without hesitation
there is an easy way to recall numbers
that need only three steps if you want
to do the same
the trick is to change numbers to images
that’ll stay in your mind
there is a system you’ll have to learn
about which transforms numbers into
letters or changes the sound of them
let’s give an example of the number zero
it can be symbolized by the letters s
z and c hard to recall
just imagine a hissing wheel since zero
already resembles a wheel
a set of similar sounding consonants can
be appointed to every number
for example the sounds j sh
ch or a soft g can be assigned to the
number six
shapes of the numbers can also be used
when appointing sounds to them to make
them easy to recall
for example numbers 2 and 3 resemble the
letters n m when looked from the side
and number 9 resembles a p
or a b when turned around horizontally
vowels are excluded at the time being
but will be used later on
what comes next in memorizing a date or
number is writing the letters that
symbolize them and form a word 1969 is
the year when humans walked the moon for
the first time and let’s assume you want
to remember it
most of the dates you would want to
remember occurred in the last millennium
so you only need to memorize the 969
part
the sounds b sh and p are the sounds we
should be thinking of
and together they may form the word
bishop the final step is to create a
picture you won’t forget
combine the word and the date or number
you selected utilizing the sea principle
for the previous example you can think
of a bishop dancing with neil armstrong
on the moon
since you’ve figured out how the system
can turn numbers into words
it is easy to remember dates or numbers
by creating unforgettable images
chapter 5 recall names using the 4c
method
there are a few things that are more
embarrassing than not being able to
remember a coworker’s name
while memorizing information like this
always recall the 4cs
connect create concentrate and
continuous use
using this method you won’t have to
worry about embarrassing moments like
this
concentration on the name of the person
is the first thing to do if you are
memorizing it
say the name over and over again if you
are struggling with pronunciation
ask them to spell to make it even more
memorable
divide the word and use the smaller
words to create an image
for instance to remember the author’s
surname hoarsely you can imagine a horse
and bruce lee having a fight
when you’ve created an image attach it
to the face of the person
by doing this you will remember their
name right away once you see them
the connection method is a good way to
connect a face and a name
find the most remarkable feature of a
person and match it with their name
for example if your co-worker has eyes
as blue as ice
think of icicles flying out of their
eyes the comparison method comes in
handy if you already know someone with
the exact name
the important part of this method is to
compare the faces of these people
if you know two people both named john
you can think of them talking to each
other on the same body
regardless of the method you use go over
the names you’ve learned and try to use
them repeatedly
making a list of the names or adding
them on social media would be useful too
you’re now ready to recall whatever
information you like
the last chapter is about making sure
all the information stays in your mind
chapter 6 avoid forgetting information
by revising
how much do you remember from the things
you’ve learned from school
within two years of leaving education
people can only recall what is equal to
roughly three weeks lessons from 12
years of regular classes
according to the study of the author it
is no wonder that you will forget the
majority of your knowledge without
proper training for your mind
in other words if you don’t know how to
make information stay in your mind
prior training is useless what is the
most efficient way to do so
anytime you recall what you’ve memorized
the knowledge that you’ve learned is
more of an effect in your mind than ever
thus in order to ensure your mind never
forgets them you should slowly increase
the time between your reviews
once you learn new information you
should repeat it after a day
and then three then seven and so on and
so forth
you should come back to it two last
times after a two-month break and then
finally a three-month break
another thing to note is to use the
memory techniques you’ve learned while
revising
the c principle must have given you
plain vibrant pictures to make
information come alive
does the bishop still dance on the moon
don’t forget to use the techniques
you’ve learned or you will risk what
you’re striving to maintain
concentration on the primary goal is
also a great idea
assume that you’re learning a new
language a vacation in that country
could motivate you to work harder
the key to memorizing the thing you’ve
learned is revisiting them to avoid
forgetting them
unlimited memory how to use advanced
learning strategies to learn faster
remember more and be more productive by
kevin horsley book review
you ought to put the information in life
to make it unforgettable
the ideal way is to associate what you
discover with your existing knowledge
take advantage of your imagination to
construct unforgettable pictures
and keep your senses engaged at last you
can make sure you never forget them by
revisiting what you’ve kept in your
brain
stay off social media be in the moment
by reducing your screen time
you’ll realize that you can concentrate
better and learn new things easier
in a short while using the techniques
you’ve learned you will be able to
memorize your shopping list for the week

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