TED Talk Tuesday – April 23, 2013

I’m in the mood for something a little different. A talk about memory and a talk about secrets.

From TED: Filmed, Feb 2012 (20:28)
Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.
Joshua Foer is a science writer who ‘accidentally’ won the U.S. Memory Championship.

From TED: Filmed, Feb 2012 (11:24)
Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

“Secrets can take many forms — they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful.” Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Frank Warren is the creator of the PostSecret Project, a blog full of secrets anonymously shared via postcard.

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