How to build a Powerful Memory

Learn information faster and keep it longer
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Learn the basic foundational principles of building a better memory


  • All you need to do this course is a willingness to try something new


Welcome to How to build a Powerful Memory: Learn information faster and keep it longer.

This is my free course which introduces you to some of the foundational concepts of building a better memory.

This course is geared towards people who want to improve their memory, be that for school, university or college.  If you need to study and learn a lot of information, then it pays to know a few good strategies on how to do that.

In this course I share the basic concepts around using memory palaces and mental routes to store lists of information. Practically all information comes in lists. Think about theory, parts of things, chronological dates - they are all sequential in some way or other.

This course will help you learn that sort of information. So far, for the sake of building these courses to demonstrate how this works, I have arbitrarily learnt Pi to 500 decimal places, and the entire periodic table using these methods. In fact, using these strategies I could recall 500 decimals of pi or the periodic table backwards (and of course forwards which is a no brainer).

In this course I explain these fundamentals of memory and present you with 3 exercises to get you started. The exercises are simple and easy to do, and should not take much time out of your day. But you will certainly get the idea on how to use these techniques if you do the exercises.

Using my knowledge of psychology, I have given you a good rationale on why these memory strategies work. Psychologically they are grounded in brain research and science. I have put my faith in them, so I hope you will too, and use them to your advantage.

Since I learnt these methods, I have discovered that when I forget to use them, that is when I start to forget. They certainly help me in my day to day life, and I am sure they will help you too.

Who this course is for:

  • School, university or college students

Course content

4 sections9 lectures1h 4m total length
  • Welcome and here is what you can learn on this course


I help people reach their greater potential
David Barton
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David Barton has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.

He currently lives in Dunedin with his wife and 3 daughters.

He is an active learner and has developed many different skills over his life time. He loves discovering new ways of unlocking human potential. He was amazed when he learnt how to remember Pi to 500 decimal places. He loves to share his knowledge if it can benefit others.

David loves playing guitar, singing, keeping fit and healthy. He is an active member in his church and believes that to be healthy you need to be spiritually healthy.

David is the author of the book, “Achieving Your Best Self” in which he describes a process of setting and achieving personal goals to achieve personal fulfilment in life.