#115: Boost Your Memory & Learning Skills ~Mattias Ribbing, Memory Champion

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Mattias Ribbing, aka the Grand Master of Memory, walks us through his most powerful techniques and concepts behind developing a strong memory, that in turn optimises learning and super charges our ability to understand. 

Mattias held the Swedish Memory Champion title for three years in a role, and was internationally named the Grandmaster of Memory. Competing in memory sports, he would do things such as quickly memorising 1060 random digits without a mistake! 

Today, however, Mattias is the author of four books and a renowned speaker. His focus is no longer on spectacular feats of memory, but instead helping children and adults massively improve their ability to learn through engineering understanding and remembering through visualisation.   

Memory is so much more than an ability to reel off some facts, remember someones name, or recite a phone number. Memory is the cornerstone of human experience, and a stronger memory will enrich your life. From learning new things and developing new ideas to vividly recalling past experiences and designing your best life based on your acquired wisdom. 

So, if you wish you could remember more of what you read or listened to – both the main ideas as well as the details , then this episode is a must! If you want to develop your expertise, make maths easier, and generally remember more of your life, then Mattias offers some incredible yet simple insights into how great minds do it.  

What we discuss

  1. Who is Mattias? – From teacher to memory champion and his frustrations with traditional learning
  2. The World of Memory Sports – An insight into this world, and what it takes to be great
  3. Can I Have Great Memory? – Is it reserved for the genetic freaks and geniuses, or can you learn to remember?
  4. Learning Through Experiences – How the brain needs experiences to connect information to
  5. The Power of Images – How images serve as information magnets
  6. The Brain Needs Visualisations – The similarities between dreaming and conscious memorisation, and what is happening within the brain
  7. Mattias’ Top Memory Tips – How to read non-fiction and have the information stick. Start with the Whole, One Image per Page, Placement Reading and Endless Visualisation
  8. Curing Teflon Brain Syndrome – what to do if you are attempting to learn something new, but nothing is sticking
  9. How to Visualise well – Matthias gives the easy and practical steps to visualisation for memory
  10. Long Term Memory vs Short Term Memory – How does long-term storage of info compare to short-term retention within memory sports?
  11. The Differences in People – Why some people struggle to remember complex ideas, how others retain lost of details, and others still can be great at remembering the past
  12. Visualisation and State – How the power of visualisation helps change your state, pull back information from the past, and create vivid images of the future
  13. How to become great at Maths – Mattias explains how you can develop enviable maths skills purely through memory visualisations!
  14. Optimal Brain Nutrition – Mattias profound shift in cognitive strength and endurance when he dialled in his diet. What he eats, and his brain ’superfoods’.


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