Hi- Alex S. a student in high school currently.
I heard about mnemonics through a seminar done at my school, at the time I didn’t think much of it.
But then about 2 years later a friend of mine challenged me to memorise ‘pi’ just because… you know, why not?
Due to assessment tasks becoming more numerous, he stopped trying after 100 digits, but I’ve since been quite interested in memory, wondering: “Is there a better way to memorise numbers than repeatedly thinking aloud about them?”
I began searching the web and came across the website: “human benchmark” which got me interested in numbers.
I have since been trying to memorise all sorts of number like barcodes and car plate numbers, so that I can take my mind off school and other annoying events, and give me something to do other than daydream.
No great feat of memory has been achieved by me, the highest I’ve gotten on the tests available here is 44 digits in a minute in numbers.
I want (unrealistically) to be able to complete all 80 within 20 seconds, as that seems to be the benchmark here.
Thank you for bothering to read this, I wish to be able to find out more about how to improve my memory.