Ancient Greeks adored philosophical disputes. A good orator had to remember fragments of speeches of his predecessors in order to refer to them in an accurate manner. For this purpose he would use certain methods to enhance memory. In the present days, we know them as ‘mnemonic devices’ – their name being derived from the Greek goddess Mnemosyne.
Human memory is unreliable. The more we have to remember, the harder it is to recall certain pieces of information when we need them. It is estimated that on average we are able to remember less than a half of received information. Associations, imagination and location are the basic principles of mnemonic devices, which help us to remember quicker and more effectively, thus improving our work and learning processes.
During the workshops, we will try to enhance our memory in a simple manner. We will take you to the ‘Roman Room’ and perform a simple memory exercise.