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Jennifer Goddard 26 Jan 2013 - 12:58pm
health, Memory

I remember Scott Hagwood, the American Memory Champ saying that if he doesn't get enough sleep the night before an event, he usually does poorly performing memory feats on television or in competition.

Maybe he should have taken a Nap?! In an article on how "Naps May Boost Memory", Dave Mosher from Livescience, says that new research conducted by brain researcher Avi Karni of the University of Haifa in Israel explores the possibility that naps help lock in sometimes fleeting long-term memories.

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Bill Jarrard 20 Dec 2012 - 11:25am

Well 2012 is drawing to a close and it looks like the doomsday pessimists misread the Mayans, and 2013 approaches full of challenges and opportunities, so we thought we’d take a little time to think back over the year that just was.

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Bill Jarrard 3 Dec 2012 - 7:24am

My father told me a joke the other day that went like this.  “An old man and his wife needed some white bread and milk, so the husband decided to go down to the store to buy some.  His wife said “you’d better write it down or you’ll forget what to get.” He of course said he wouldn’t, and even though she’s pressed him to write it down, off he went without doing so.  About 45 minutes later he arrives back with a tub of Vanilla ice-cream – no bread, no milk.  His wife is now clearly annoyed and says “See I told you you should have written it down, I knew you’d forget –

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Bill Jarrard 26 Oct 2012 - 12:19pm

This is a simple repost of a blog I did in April, as Tony Buzan and Jennifer Goddard's new book is now available.

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Bill Jarrard 8 Oct 2012 - 7:36am

Steve Jobs Conceptual Thinking A good friend asked me a while ago about how he could develop better conceptual thinking skills in some of his staff members.  After happily giving him a bit of advice he turned what I'd given him into a simple general guide which he now shares with leadership groups in WA.  I thought you might like it as well..

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Bill Jarrard 21 Aug 2012 - 12:15pm

Beyond the boom: Australia's productivity imperative

Labour Productivity Down The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report Beyond the boom: Australia’s productivity imperative finds that “one-off” factors—including favourable terms of trade and an investment surge—have driven half of the country’s recent growth, obscuring the truth about its overall

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Bill Jarrard 8 Aug 2012 - 1:53am

Creative Innovation 2012 - Melbourne in NovemberInnovation is something that every organisation should be well on top of, and with the current debate on Australia's loss of productivity in recent years it is again time to think about what is actually happening.

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Bill Jarrard 5 Aug 2012 - 2:46pm

Below is a message and invitation from MRS MANJU NAUTIYAL, Convener of the 7th International Innovation Day and Principal, of City Montessori School in Lucknow India that we are please to pass on to our contacts.  It is an invitation to schools worldwide to participate in their creativity and innovation competition, which Mindwerx and the Buzan Centre have been supporting for a couple of years now.

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Jennifer Goddard 19 Jul 2012 - 9:49pm

An interesting element of testing people's memory is finding a culture free test. A couple of years ago the World Memory Sports Council (of which I am a member) decided to introduce a competition based on abstract images to replace an event on how to memorise a poem (translated of course)

 

the idea is to commit to memory and recall the sequence of abstract images in as many rows as possible.

 

Here are the official rules ...

Memorisation

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Jennifer Goddard 11 Jul 2012 - 8:13pm
memory competitions

One of the key things we all have to do each day is remember people's names  (then next time we see their face, try to remember their name!) 

I recently created a set of Names and Faces for the Thailand Memory Championships and have provided them below so you can see what we get up to and for competitors to use as practice in time for the World Memory Championships and other upcoming events. 

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