- Illinois Central College, Program Director
Leslie Reilly RDH
- Masters degree candidate
Journalist Joshua Foer (author of Moonwalking with Einstein) was writing about memory champions around the world. One day, a memory expert asked Joshua if he could train him. Joshua reluctantly accepted the challenge and trained one-two hours every day for a year. The goal was for this normal journalist (with a very average IQ and memory) to win the USA Memory Championship. As you may have guessed, he indeed became the memory champion!
Claire Jeong, Founder of WakeUp Memory™ has a similar experience. She is the 2019 Ontario Memory Champion. She started teaching memory techniques in her twenties. Her "side job" as a college student grew so fast, she was coaching high profile families. Fast forward many years, her passion for education lead her to create multiple education brands. She always implemented her techniques in her brands, and the demand grew so strong, that she decided to share WakeUp Memory™ to everyone.
Can you recall brand names of the following local anesthetics, immediately?
How to WakeUp your Memory
- I - Intend
- S - See
- E - Edit
- E - Extra
When you do this, you engage several regions of the brain that are known to be involved in two specific tasks – visual memory and spatial navigation (including the right posterior hippocampal region that’s associated with the excellent memory of London taxi drivers).
Here is another example. Very few people can easily remember the shape of Russia or France, but the shape of Italy is usually common knowledge because most people have heard that Italy is shaped like a boot.
You probably understand the general concept now. If you know to consciously associate or connect anything you want to remember to something you already know, your memory can significantly improve.
The end result is a comprehensive WakeUp Memory™ methodology to help you learn anything from algebra to zoology faster and more effectively.
The brain is a muscle; training is needed
Any fitness fans out there?! Just like working out to get that 6-pack, you can gain a brilliant memory if you work at it (hard).
My goal is much more than helping others remember
- Drug names
- People's name
- and more
I believe that by “teaching people how to learn better,” we are providing better education. My hope is to create a small revolution in education.
The goal is to learn and retain the important information we need throughout our career in faster, less painful, and more efficient ways.