Dr. Boris Konrad On The Skill And Neuroscience Behind Memory Techniques
Today we have a special treat, as we are actually joined by a neuroscientist researcher and memory competitor. In fact, this is someone whose work we have been quoting for many years, improving the scientific validity for everything that we do in SuperHuman Academy.
In case you've been wondering, our guest today is Dr. Boris Konrad. In the episode, Dr. Konrad talked about the research and he shared with us some interesting and surprising things that even I didn't know about mnemonic techniques and the incredible benefits that they can offer for your brain health and your life.
I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you are going to as well!
In this episode, we discuss:
- How did Dr. Konrad get into memory? [4:25]
- What education path did Boris take to get here? [5:40]
- Talking about Boris Konrad's 4 Guinness World Records [6:40]
- Does Boris have an exceptionally gifted memory naturally? [9:20]
- How does Boris approach memory techniques? [9:50]
- Why do memory techniques like memory palaces work? [11:20]
- The neuroscience behind memory palaces and other memory techniques [13:30]
- Does learning memory techniques make your brain more efficient, from a neuroscience perspective? [18:40]
- What are some next steps Dr. Konrad wants to make in memory research? [19:30]
- The cost of running science experiments on memory [23:40]
- Should everyone study memory techniques, at least for brain health? [26:45]
- What does Boris's routine for brain health include? [27:50]
- At what age can kids start learning memory techniques? [30:00]
- School education and memory [32:00]
- How can people support Dr. Konrad's work and memory in general? [35:45]
- What are some other hacks Dr. Konrad's utilizes? [38:00]
- What are some books that have really impacted Boris's life? [38:20]
- The benefits of using memory techniques for language learning [41:40]
- How to find more about Dr. Boris Konrad [44:40]
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
- Make It Stick by Mark A. McDaniel and Peter C. Brown
- Mnemonology: Mnemonics for the 21st Century by James B. Worthen and R. Reed Hunt
- Our previous episode with Peter C. Brown
- Find out more about Dr. Boris Konrad:
Thanks, I learned a lot of interesting things in past episodes.
loved th heart and the depth of the conversation. The way that Dr. Metivier shared from his enormous experience and insights was just amazing. Thank you Jonathan for doing this podcast!! 🙂
Great interview with Dr. Greg Wells! He mentioned a doctor from Colorado around the 42:30 point of the podcast, discussing turmeric and black pepper. I couldn’t make out the doctor’s name. Can you provide me with his full name and maybe his website or contact info. Interested in his products.
I am new here, and learning really fast.
Maybe oarts of the things he has to share are right, maybe not. If I look at him which impact his nurturing and living style has on himself I see a very old looking man! He is year 1973!! That is not old and he looks definitly much older!! If I would not know his birthyear I would guess that he is in his mid-60ies!! A bit concering for someone who claims his lifestyle is suitable for a long life, isn’t it?