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Author: Frank Gazerro

Culinary Ratios as Tabular Data

Introduction Today, I want to talk about cooking. We’re going to experiment with memorizing tabular data in the form of culinary ratios using a combination of the wardrobe method and a simple grid system described by Jerry Lucas and Harry Lorayne in The Memory Book. You might be thinking, “Wait a minute! Why are we memorizing culinary ratios?” The answer to that question, allow me to refer you to the article Memory Sports Nutrition, the first in a series by Johann Randall Abrina. In it, Johann rightly observes that while there has been little research into the optimal diet for a memory athlete, there is no shortage of literature on the relationship between diet and brain health. In addition, everyone has their own idea about how to best prepare for intellectual exercise: In 1754, philosopher and theologian Jonathan Edwards wrote: “By a sparingness in diet, and eating as much as may be what is light and easy of digestion, I shall doubtless be able to think more clearly…” Then we have the musings of Ben Pridmore: “junk food is very much the way to go if you want to be a great memoriser…” Finally, we have the great Tony Buzan (quoted by Johann): “Good Food = Good Brain, Junk Food = Junk Brain” Despite the diversity of opinion, Buzan seems to have the right idea. In the article, Chess Diet:...

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The Self Enhanced Memory Matrix (Sem³)

Using memory techniques can get complicated when you want to memorize a lot of different information. Memory godfather Tony Buzan came up with the idea of putting your major system into a matrix and stretching it that way up to 10.000 combinations. Frank Gazerro is making his debut as an author for by writing this article for you. [box type=”info”]Recomondation from A similar system to the SEM³ but more effective is the Wardrobe Method. You might be interested in our article about this little known but powerful technique. The Wardrobe Method [/box] Many of us use mind mapping...

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