School of Phenomenal Memory
I came across this website that promises some pretty ‘phenomenal’ improvements in memory if you complete their course.
Here is their promise:
"After I complete the full course, I will be able to fully control the memorization process. I will be able to manipulate, delete, copy, and edit information I have memorized and keep the memorized information for as long as I need — a few hours, weeks, months, or a lifetime. I will be able to memorize any type of information without any limitation, including medical texts, math, new languages, programming languages, and entire books of any kind. My overall mental shape will be dramatically improved, including attention, visualization, thinking speed, etc."
Anyone ever heard of this or tried it? I’ve done some research on it in other forums and blog reviews and it looks really legit. Basically if you put in the 100 hours necessary, then you get what they promise. Worth it? I can’t think of anything more worth that time.
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I’m interested in how the progress is going as well. I just finished reading ‘Moonwalking with Einstein’ by Josh Foer, and he outlines various mnemonic ‘tricks’ that allowed him to win the U.S. Memory Championship. However, the tricks pretty much useless in day-to-day life (ie. memorizing 25 random objects, or a string of numbers, etc). I’m interested to see if the course can improve our memory capacity, although doubtful because MWE claims that’s currently impossible.
I just finished my Memory Unit in Intro to Psych at Lewis & Clark College, and from what I learned in that class, this is a scam. However, I would be really interested to hear how this turns out for you. Looking forward to your posts!
I’m excited to get start on the course, Cameron. As you know I’m not a big fan of the educational system so I’m very much hoping to prove your curriculum wrong :) I’ll be reporting on everything about the course as well as displaying ‘feats of memory’ in detailed video posts.
@jordan, Hey Jordan I’m very interested in phenomenal memory and I’ve heard a lot of different things (i have done tons of research on it for about a year just looking at what people have said) about it and I’m just a high school student so if i were able to come up with that kind of money that would be huge. But i want to make sure it’s legitimate before i make any big moves. Because i read about someone not even getting a refund after realizing that the coarse didn’t work for her even though it clearly states that you will receive a refund if it doesn’t work out for you. I also read that all the testimonials were required if you wanted to get to a new level/coarse. so i don’t want to trust testimonials from the actual phenomenal memory website since they obviously want my money and it could totally be a scam. I know that was kind of long winding but what I’m getting at is i would love to hear from your experience with phenomenal memory if you did in fact take the coarse and are of coarse willing to share and I’m sure others are as well.
@cameron really interested in what pointed to it being a scam in your lecture? i’m really new to all this stuff and don’t really know what to make of it. i’d love it to work but i don’t have any form of expertise in this field. can you shed any light?
I’d like to know how well this worked.
To be honest, anyone who makes extraordinary claims and continuously references itself seems completely illegitimate. But, it does seem like this coarse was taken a while ago, and I’d like to know whether or not it “works.”