If you had to guess, how many memories do
you think you recall each day? Most people answer somewhere between 100 and
10,000. But in reality, we access several billion
memories every single day. We’ve all had the experience of suddenly
recalling people or events from the past. A single smell, sight or sound can bring about
memories we thought we had forgotten. For example, the smell of freshly baked cookies
might instantly conjure up memories of grandma’s house from when you were a kid. In fact, the famed psychologist and neurophysiologist
Professor Mark Rosenzweig has stated that even if we exposed a human brain to ten new
pieces of information every second of our lifetime, it still wouldn’t even be half
full. If there is enough “space” in our brain
to store all the memories we collect through the years, then the key to perfect memory
is the self-management of this remarkable storage. When the average person takes a memory test,
they usually score somewhere between 20 and 60 percent. Trained memorizers, in contrast, score between
95 to 100 percent accuracy. So what’s the difference between the average
person and the professional memorizers? Well you remember information in two main
ways, as words using your verbal memory and pictures using your visual memory. And the secret is, that trained memorizers
use their visual memory because it is extremely powerful compared to your verbal. Let’s test the difference between the two. I will give you a list of 10 words and we’ll
see how many you will remember at the end Here we go: Now pause the video and write down on a peace
of paper or a notepad as many of the words as you can remember. The average person remembers anywhere from
5-7 words. There is a limit of how many words we can
remember in our short term memory. Now let’s see the difference of how many words
you can remember by using your visual memory. I will give you the word and then explain
a short picture and a story for it, while I do that vividly imagine in your head the
pictures as I describe them. Here we go: Imagine a huge door made of steel. Its so huge and heavy and there is a sign
on it that says “Keep out!” The door suddenly opens, there is a big brown
bear wearing a black suit and the bear starts to roar at you. As the bear roars a piano falls down from
the sky and crashes on the bears head. While it crashes it makes weird sound as the
strings break. As the piano crashes one of its white keys
flies out and hits the bears secretary, she starts to rage as she is extremely pissed
off. In her rage the secretary picks up a green
juicy watermelon from her table and throws it out of the window. The watermelon starts to scream as it falls
down from the building. The watermelon falls on a big, yellow, chicken
and splits in half. The yellow chicken gets soaked from the watermelon
juice and its feathers turn pink as they get soaked in the juice. The chicken flaps its wings and tries to fly
to get rid of the watermelon juice, and as it picks up speed it hits directly into a
Street Light. The street light starts to fall and make buzzing
sounds as it trembles down. As the street light falls, it plummets down
into a box of barbie dolls. They are pink and have blonde hair, they start
to fly everywhere singing the song “I’m a barbie doll” One of the barbie dolls jumps on a pen and
start to ride it as a rocket. The Pen leaves a blue ink trailing behind
as it flies into the sky. The pen runs out of fuel, falls straight down
and jams into the ground. A Japanese samurai with full armor picks it
up and starts to swing it like a sword. A bell rings, the samurai stops playing with
his sword and runs toward a big building. It turns out the building is a school, elementary
school with white walls and big windows. A white kid comes into the school and says:
“Whos weirdo now” pulls out a gun and starts to shoot up the school. Ok pause the video again and write down how
many words you are able to recall using your visual memory. The secret is to recreate a picture in your
mind of each image in the story. Can you see the difference? And also I gave you 12 words instead of 10.
The average person is able to remember all 12 words usually minimum being 10. Imagine how nice it would be to never worry
about forgetting your shopping list again. With the link system, this will be a no brainer. The link system creates associations in the
mind that link individual items in a list in such a way that makes them easier to recall. But what if you don’t want to make up a
whole story, or you don’t need to remember a list of items. Well then you want to use the Memory Palace. Imagine there is a blue doormat in front of
the door with a drawing of a white cat on it. In the middle of the door there is a red door
knob shaped like a dragon. Once you enter the room, you find a coat
hanger with eight pegs on your right-hand side. So, if you need to remember to get a vaccine
from the pharmacy, pick up your sister from the airport and get your shirts from the cleaners
you could imagine something like this: The white cat on the doormat is being injected
with the vaccine. You see the red dragon spread its wings and
welcome your sister into the house. Inside the house, you see your freshly-pressed
shirts hanging from the coat hanger by the door. Once you’ve furnished your room, take multiple
“mind walks” in order to cement the images in your memory. You could also remember speeches with the
Memory Palace. You can mentally walk the street where you
live and use the signs, other houses, buildings, stores as places to put specific parts of
your speech that will act like hooks to continue the speech. Than revise it 2-3 times by walking down the
same path. So when you present it all you need to do
is just mentally walk the path in your mind and you will never get stuck in the middle
of a speech again. There are endless ways of how you can use
your visual memory. You could easily remember people’s names. Let’s say someone name is Jack. Instead of Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack in the
Titanic imagine the person that you are talking to in the water while the Titanic sinks. You will never forget the person’s name again. I personally use the Memory Palace at the
moment, because I learn German as my 3rd language. And I have so much fun learning the German
vocabulary with the visual memory. In my house there is a whole floor dedicated
to German words. I walk around the rooms and each table, cabinet,
window, box etc is for a single letter. The word Rock means Skirt. So I imagine “The Rock” the actor with his
big muscles wearing a girly pink skirt, and making girly faces and sounds. Its bizarre and now whenever I see the word
Rock it reminds me of that picture, and I know that Rock means Skirt. Then I put the image in the place where I
keep my German words that start on the letter R. It may take 5-10 more seconds to remember
the word, but trust me, the image will be there for months, and if you revise it few
more times over the course of the next few months, it will stay there for years. You can use the Memory Palace for all kinds
of memories, you just need to be creative with the images and make them vivid and bizarre. At first it will be hard, but as you progress
it will be much faster. Now that you know how your memory works, I
know that you won’t forget to subscribe to this channel Anyway see you next time and
thanks for watching.

Dereck Turner


  1. popofabulous says:

    Hey dude! I just started learning coding too 🙂 I'm going to use your techniques to improve my learning experience. Subscribed bro!

  2. Dylan How says:

    How do i use it to remember economics notes?

  3. SakJin says:

    Very useful and your voice is greattt!!!❤❤❤

  4. Akshay Tatikondalwar says:

    I have to learn like 40-50 names of regions in Africa for an exam
    How the fck do I apply this solution in there?

  5. oladele precious says:

    have you thought of memorizing things fast and easy i did and now its like am a genius visit here and start acting like a genius

  6. baldeo pandey says: another helpful video

  7. Komalam C says:

    Your channel is great.

  8. Andre Franklin says:

    I'm not going to stunt, I only got 5 lol damn.

  9. Shawn Daniels says:

    And so, he did.

  10. Shawn Daniels says:

    The accent turns me off. And stop smacking your lips! Are you trying to help people or make an ASMR video?!

  11. Brock Lee says:

    Wtf was with the “white kid shooting up the school” part? Definitely caught my attention

  12. Karrotz says:

    Omg i got 9/14

  13. Dutt Barot says:

    Your video is really more than awesome and the trick you gave of visual memory is really working.
    Thank you

  14. Mia says:

    How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More,  and Achieve Success in Business

  15. Andrew McClelland says:

    Several Billion memories a day? One billion memories would be over 11,000 memories a second.

  16. Marissa R says:

    It’s been a couple of minutes scrolling through comments and leaving the youtube app, yet I can still recall every single detail of the visual memory story… wow. Yet for verbal memory I just remembered 4 words. Now I just have to figure out a way how I can use visual memory for my exams lol

  17. Rundurluke gaming says:

    Nooo i only remembered 9 words of the verbal thing with the story but when u gave me the words only the 10 words i remembered 9 aswell but remembering them with words not story was easier for me howwwwwww and whyyyyyy

  18. Haroon Sheikh says:

    how to memorize math theorems in this way?

  19. Reyna Gonzalez says:


  20. Saijin' Raagz says:

    1st Test: 6 out of 10
    2nd Test: 12 out of 12
    hehe… I like this technique

  21. Julie Holmes says:

    Imagery is super important.

  22. happy gay says:

    pretty kewl shit!!!

  23. Miguel Dias says:

    why isnt this knowledge recognized? Ho right the majority of people dont want to know. This didnt help me. I would love to share my opinion, thoughts and make this content more prominent.

  24. Ibrahim Deniz says:

    Türkçe altyazı ekler misiniz?

  25. MipChan says:

    grass, lipstick, guitar, keybord, school, tire (just remembered these)

  26. Katelyn Chan says:

    wtf I came here to try an memorize my speech

  27. Glory To Arstotzka says:

    first time i remembered 5 words and the next time 9 words , underr average

  28. haxovic says:

    I don't give a fuck about how much memories we get per day, teach me how to memorize quickly instead.

  29. Karras says:

    3 words

  30. Phoenix-Quenn Azula says:

    My englisch is very bad on first try have i 6 words on second try have i 9 Words

  31. Clifford Kahn says:

    I love all your videos!!!

  32. Autumn 46 says:

    I don't think this will work for anatomy and other impossible subjects like law

  33. Templar Yvonne says:

    I use visual memory to learn japanese kanji

  34. Kenshin says:

    Cheers for this, I have been researching "ways of memorising things" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Yiyevi Ponevi Approach – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my colleague got amazing results with it.

  35. Strength In Ethics says:

    Merci beaucoup!

  36. febri bawahir says:

    Alligatot chair guitar keyboar cable grass lipstoc school

  37. Samantha Seetharama says:

    Wow, that memory story escalated quickly at the end🤭🤣

  38. Krypt Gaming says:

    I need this so bad my teacher said memorize the speech and if i memorize it my teacher will give me all exams perfect

  39. Krypt Gaming says:

    White kid
    Barbie doll
    Street light

  40. keynation 17 says:

    Watermelon and chicken is my to favorite things

  41. praveena priya says:

    We have 13 subject tomorrow is exam

  42. Sci' S says:

    I could memorized only 2 words in verbal and 5 words in visual

  43. Muhammed Khan says:

    only got 4 on the first one and 6 on the secound…

  44. TealyfSaurus says:

    i only remember 4 in the visual memorizing test thing idk the name i forgot

  45. Rough_Rider_ 40 says:

    About halfway through the visual memory test I had to try and remember why I was watching this video because I was completely confused in what was going on.

  46. nolyn bonner says:

    dont joke abought kids shooting up schools

  47. Rise HigherArch says:

    In the future, please refrain from making references to school shootings, I started watching this with my kids thinking they would learn something cool. My wife was able to pause it in time. Now I am catching hell for allowing my kids to watch a racist violence promoting video. I appreciate the knowledge, but it's not fair to lump all white kids in with a handful of mentally deficient incels. Thanks.

  48. ParkourPenguin Gaming says:

    I need to remember a 4 page essay that I wrote and then write it all out in a time period of 50 minutes


    I'm gonna fail


    how can we use visualize memory to learn mathematics or other formulas..

  50. Heather Makenna says:

    I only remembered one!!! Alligator! Omg!

  51. Anne Jean says:

    How would I use this for a class like microbiology or biochemistry

  52. Артур Мягков says:

    Thank you

  53. Datsun 100a says:

    The white kid asked who’s weirdo now and shoots the school. I found that extremely random. Great video and this helps me too with everyday tasks.

  54. Archangel Tyrael says:

    Imagine the backlash if he said: “a black kid comes out and mugs him”. But telling a white kid is shooting stuff is fine. Double standards.

  55. Hawkle says:

    Alligator câble keyboard

  56. Hawkle says:

    Door bear piano secretary wateemelon chicken street light Barbie doll pen samouraï school kid

  57. Marwan Alkordy says:

    You are amazing my friend… Every day☀ I watch your motivation videos and it really made my day… Thanks🙏💕

  58. OscarBoi says:

    verbal=10/10 visual=8/12

  59. Piti Ik says:

    Alligator tire lipstick chair cables computer

  60. bongo says:

    3-10 11-12

  61. Moe says:

    I have a strong memory if I focused whether it was a verbal memory or a memory of a graphic but it lasts for 15 minutes and then I feel sleepy after that and gradually reduced my ability and I can only recover after two hours. can you help me !

  62. Secret Starch says:

    Rock left the chat…

  63. SuperSpiny64 says:

    HOLY CRAP!!! Take that CCR5 gene!!

  64. Grilled Omar says:

    That's how I remember Lana Rain, Lana = wool in spanish, Rain = rain.

  65. Ignacio Kairuz says:


  66. Ignacio Kairuz says:

    You deserve much more subs man, that videos are pretty interesting. May I give you an advice? Ask someone you know or to the audience of your show to help with translation in captions. Luckily I get all you say but im sure there are also people from another countries watching your videos and it would be very useful for them

  67. Hat Hughes says:

    On the second test you gave such a ridiculous amount of unnecessary information..(.the bear wearing a black suit for example) so I was forgetting which bit to remember.
    I did better on the first test.

  68. Marwa Abid says:

    Hello, could you tell me how you make your videos? What's the software called that you use?

  69. Carter Hanley says:

    kid shooting up school?????????? lol

  70. paul-o-nater sup says:

    There arnt 12 words said in the second test

  71. XxK-POP KOOPxX says:

    Step one:don’t read the comments focus on the video

  72. MagicalSquid says:

    If its a name, I will never forget it…

  73. Brian Bede-Wealth says:

    Alligator, Chair, guitar, tire,

  74. Brian Bede-Wealth says:

    Door keyboard bear secretary watermelon chicken street light barbie dolls

  75. TheLegitDogeXD says:

    1st test 8 out of 10 2nd test 7 out of 12 too many chaos going on in my head i thought my rbainw as going to explode xD

  76. Daniel Fin182 says:

    Lol I only got 5 words. So sad

  77. Brownei says:

    How do I apply this into my work in the restaurant/hotel? Or in studies with mathematics?

    I must learn a huge list of meals, cold and hot starters, prices, menus and at least 9 wines with their taste, production, origins, etc.

    How tha fuck could I use this technique… I'm struggling for so long. Like, it is so much, so many different things, absolutely unrelated to each other, and I have to learn it word for word, describe it perfectly although I never cooked or tasted it myself.

    Learning a few words, that is fairly easy. Can you make an example on how to learn a menu? Or rules and formulas in math and so on?

  78. chitt says:

    awesome ❤💓💕💖💝💞

  79. Maja Ek says:

    On the first test I remembered 8 words… I thought of an alligator sitting on a chair with lipstick holding a bottle and a guitar, then a school and a keyboard with a cable…

  80. Luvkush 4041 says:

    Please make a video on how you create these type of videos

  81. TrendyHits says:

    Wait a minute watermelon and a chicken it's the Watermelon and fried chicken stereotype about black people and then we have a Japanese samurai and on top of that a white kid shooting up a school that's racism WTF

  82. lamfilipos says:

    Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about "poem for child to memorize" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Yiyevi Ponevi Approach – (search on google ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my buddy got great success with it.

  83. JHeln V says:

    Words I got from the 1st test: tire, grass, lipstick, chair, keyboard, guitar and alligator
    2nd test: ALL!!! THIS ABSOLUTELY WORKS. I just need to practice more in order to memorize words faster. T H A N K Y O U ❤

  84. mohammad rasel says:

    This was great, been searching for "learning vs memorizing" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Yiyevi Ponevi Approach – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my work buddy got amazing success with it.

  85. ahmed jaher says:

    Many thanks, I been tryin to find out about "memorising things" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Yiyevi Ponevi Approach – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my friend got excellent success with it.

  86. XxBryan DuranxX says:

    Awesome! In the first one I rememberd only 3! and in the second, 0! OMG IT WORKED!! (Btw not really ;c )

  87. Deniel kai Labine says:

    Major test coming up today. I'm not prepared, I wanna memorize but my brain just won't

  88. Love, Lana says:

    I could only remember two words. Grass first, then keyboard. I had same problem with neuropsychological testing today. I knew alot of words were said but I could only remember a small percentage. I hope I can improve it.

  89. Winter Sky says:

    Wow thank u now I can do my test

  90. yA liKe jAzZ? - Barry B. Benson says:


  91. IbiTGamerz says:

    I think I have autism since I do weird stuff :/ and I hate to memorise stuff it’s too HARDDCD

  92. leilani xx says:

    this video ideas were stolen from another video called “How to Memorize Fast and Easy” mark my words

  93. game nation says:

    I'm sorry but I'm science student and this trick will never work for me 👎

  94. Cameron Hudson says:

    I sped it up to 2x

    So now i can learn at 6x speed

  95. Hello Human says:

    Bearly 4 then boom ! Barbie dolls 12 out of 12 lol!.

  96. Rocket Dreamer says:

    1st Test: 5 out of 10

    2nd Test: 10 out of 12

    not bad not bad at all

  97. Sam says:

    I forgot why i watched this video

  98. BlackPlantherX says:

    I did bro

  99. Vaz123 says:

    So how do I apply this to performance directions in music theory

  100. Anson Chow says:

    316k subs now, good job! 🙂

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