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Jennifer Goddard 4 Nov 2011 - 7:05am

Ever wondered what it is like to compete in a test of remember names and faces?

I thought I would share the Memorisation, Recall and marking sheets (see below) for the recent Indian Memory Championships so you can see what it contains as well as for people practicing and getting ready for next month's World memory Championships in Guangzhou.

A big thanks to Phil Chambers for all his work in putting the competition papers together every year.

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Jennifer Goddard 29 Oct 2011 - 7:05am

A study in the journal Neurology has found that older people with lower levels of vitamin B12 are more likely to loose brain cells, develop cognitive issues and even experience a shrinkage of brain volume.

In addition to keeping the gray matter sparkling, B12 is vital to red blood cell formation and the production of energy

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Jennifer Goddard 28 Oct 2011 - 2:19pm

Power Browse
Time:  10 minutes
Materials:  bookmarks, timer, book!
Take your book, turn and look at each page briefly.
How is the book put together?
Are there summaries, graphs, key points?
What are the divisions, chapters?
Is there an index? What information does it give?
What parts jump out?
What looks interesting?
Insert your bookmarks/strips wherever you may want to explore later
Gauge your time. Keep to the 10 minute limit. Finish the whole book

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Jennifer Goddard 28 Oct 2011 - 1:28pm

Have trouble remember numbers?

We all do - numbers are often meaningless and hard to make links that will help us remember them.

There are two systems most commonly used

  • The Major System
  • The Dominic System

The Major system

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Jennifer Goddard 5 Oct 2011 - 7:24pm


A series of Abstract images were developed as a way to test memory no matter what country or culture.

For those practicing for the World Memory Championships in December 2011 - feel free to download the Memorisation and Recall sheets below


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Bill Jarrard 29 Sep 2011 - 6:04pm
Crisis, Deming

Out Of The Crisis Jennifer and I have been here in the UK, with a short few days in Paris, for two weeks now and the constant talk in the news about the financial crisis in Europe is almost overwhelming.  Add to that the abysmal news out of Israel regarding settlements, and other goings on in the Middle East, as well as the basket case called the United States,

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Bill Jarrard 13 Sep 2011 - 6:55pm

Creative Genius at Its Ultimate Best

Valentino and Giammetti I have never been a follower of fashioner, as the old Donovan song said, but I just watched a 2008 special on Valentino, The Last Emperor and for anyone in the fashion world a true icon.  I thought I knew what creativity was, but I have been wrong for a lot of years - this was genius.

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Bill Jarrard 13 Sep 2011 - 8:26am

Thanks to our Sponsors

Australian Memory Champship The 2011 Australian Memory Championship was run in Melbourne on 10-11 Sept, and was a great event.

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Bill Jarrard 9 Sep 2011 - 10:59am

Managers prove smarter than most

That was the headline on a page 3 article in today’s Melbourne Age, and as we’re here to run the Australian Memory Championship over the next two days, it is timely as it again shows that Memory is a great skill with massive value.

The article, which was also published in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, under the more controversial headline ‘It's true: your boss is smarter than you’, said: 

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