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9:28 AM | December 04, 2012
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The "Method of Loci" or "Memory Palace" mnemonic strategy of placing to-be-remembered items mentally along a well-known route has been used since Ancient times. When the items need to be recalled, one simply imagines walking the chosen path. The technique takes advantage of the fact that we're naturally better at remembering routes than we are at recalling arbitrary bits of information. It's a handy device that's gained a higher profile lately thanks to Joshua Foer's best-selling book […]

Legge, E., Madan, C., Ng, E. & Caplan, J. (2012). Building a memory palace in minutes: Equivalent memory performance using virtual versus conventional environments with the Method of Loci, Acta Psychologica, 141 (3) 380-390. DOI:

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