Ed Cooke on Memory Competitions, The Art of Remembering and Attention | Philosophical Trials #4Ed Cooke is a Grandmaster of Memory and the CEO and co-founder of Memrise, one of the most used Language Learning apps in the world. He was also a main character in the international bestseller “Moonwalking with Einstein”. He graduated with a first-class degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Oxford and today we are discussing various memory related issues, briefly described in the following timestamps: 00:00 Memrise introduction 00:39 Grandmaster of Memory and memory feats 01:40 How long have you been into the art of memory? 02:48 Did your memory skills benefit your life outside competition? 04:16 Is there anything you have trouble remembering? 05:32 The scope of memory techniques and remembering your autobiography 08:30 How do you actually memorise a pack of cards in 45 seconds? 12:07 The functional role of memory and forgetting 17:22 Myths about memory 19:23 Relationship between memory and attention 23:39 False memories 27:41 Can memory give insights into consciousness? 33:07 Tell us about the work that takes place at Memrise Twitter: https://twitter.com/tedynenu Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/philosophical-trials/id1513707135 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Sz88leU8tmeKe3MAZ9i10 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?q=philosophical%20trials6
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