Wednesday Spotlight: How to Remember Names

Chris —  July 25, 2012

Every Wednesday, I’ll post a short explanation of whatever I’m obsessed with this week.

In Moonwalking with Einstein, American National Memory Champion Joshua Foer describes his trick for remembering names.  When you meet someone new, immediate conjure up an over-the-top mental image to go with it.  For instance, last week I met a gentlemen named “Kristian Matthews.” As quickly as I could I tried to match his face with the two following images:






A week later, I still remember it.  Give it a try.

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