Ed Cooke on Memory Competitions, The Art of Remembering and Attention | Episode 4
Ed Cooke is a Grandmaster of Memory and the CEO and co-founder of Memrise, one of the most used Language Learning apps in the world. He was also a main character in the international bestseller “Moonwalking with Einstein”. He graduated with a first-class degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Oxford and today we are discussing various memory related issues, briefly described in the following timestamps:
00:00 Memrise introduction
00:39 Grandmaster of Memory and memory feats
01:40 How long have you been into the art of memory?
02:48 Did your memory skills benefit your life outside competition?
04:16 Is there anything you have trouble remembering?
05:32 The scope of memory techniques and remembering your autobiography
08:30 How do you actually memorise a pack of cards in 45 seconds?
12:07 The functional role of memory and forgetting
17:22 Myths about memory
19:23 Relationship between memory and attention
23:39 False memories
27:41 Can memory give insights into consciousness?
33:07 Tell us about the work that takes place at Memrise