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Daily Archive January 6th, 2012

How to remember numbers

Filed in Encyclopedia ,Ideas ,Research News
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At Decision Science News, we have all kinds of numbers memorized: IP addresses, passport numbers, phone numbers, bank account numbers, logarithms, etc. Once you have stuff like this memorized, you’ll start to realize how much less of a hassle it is to have things in memory rather than on paper or disk. Besides, it’s fun.

But how is it done?

It is done with the digit-sound method, which we learned from Professor Jaap Murre’s neuroMod site at the University of Amsterdam.