|Journalist Joshua Foer gives a short lecture on his|
journey into the arena of memory competition
This lecture (about 20 minutes) is a great introduction to the differences between ancient and modern remembering. Lucky for us, the human mind is still capable of duplicating what the ancients employed with regularity. If you are even marginally interested in memory studies, watch this. Do yourself a favor and don't turn it off after the first 45 seconds. It gets better.