Memory -- Unlocked | Chester Lian | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

  • Опубликовано: 23 дек 2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Walking on your hands is difficult, but only because you're not using the right body part, your feet. Similarly, memorizing anything can be difficult when you use the wrong part of your brain. Chester has set a world record by accurately memorizing the configurations of 17 different Rubik's Cubes before blindfolding himself and solving them all. He believes anyone can greatly improve their ability to memorize and recall information by learning how to unlock the experiences stored in our brains that we take for granted and never actively use.
    Chester Lian is an expert at memorizing and solving Rubik's Cubes and he does it blindfolded! He has set two world records, and has been the champion in six blindfolded events at the U.S. National Rubik's Cube Championships from 2010 to 2012.
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Комментарии • 57

  • guii Silva
    guii Silva 29 дней назад

    10:11 that lady in the blue dress is about to eat the korean O.O

  • do nguyen le ho
    do nguyen le ho 2 месяца назад


  • Haval Ali
    Haval Ali 3 месяца назад

    I believe that you can get whatever you want if you have two things: (believing in yourself and trying skillfully to get your goal).

  • shikamaru nara
    shikamaru nara 5 месяцев назад


  • Linda  Adams
    Linda Adams 6 месяцев назад

    He is so adorable...just saying 🤔

  • Snehal Gajare
    Snehal Gajare 7 месяцев назад

    this is really gonna help me in remembering chemical equations and such stuff related to science.
    Thanks, Chester Lian.

  • Khalid Brown
    Khalid Brown 7 месяцев назад

    it look so easy when you put it like that i hope this technic do elp me in my exam tomorrow

  • Edward Newton Newton
    Edward Newton Newton 8 месяцев назад

    I don't study with focus ,so how can I study with focus

  • Will Zhou
    Will Zhou 9 месяцев назад

    This is a great presentation. Shows the detail of how to use the method of Loci vividly.
    Thanks! I've learned something that I could use to improve my memory!

  • xX_yY_zZ_MLG_420_BLAZE_CHEF_BLAZE_420_MLG_Zz_Yy_Xx

    It's because there's no parity

  • Youn M
    Youn M 10 месяцев назад

    This is my college math instructor.

  • Av63PNT0
    Av63PNT0 11 месяцев назад

    That girl was so shy and innocent she didn’t even know who Eminem was, I thought that was really cute

  • Satyajeet Giram
    Satyajeet Giram 11 месяцев назад


  • Malte Christensen
    Malte Christensen Год назад +1

    There's a mechanical brain-dead way of solving the cube using a fixed set of steps and it never fails. I used to do that as a party trick and it's dead easy to memorise the steps. That's what he's doing, except his start position must be memorised. And that's his real skill.

  • Sanks Khanal
    Sanks Khanal Год назад


  • Xin-Xin Mah
    Xin-Xin Mah Год назад

    Thank you. I can grasp your concept because you taught in concrete way the kind of style I learn best.

  • Eric Alldritt
    Eric Alldritt Год назад

    That was cool.

  • Alby Shaji
    Alby Shaji Год назад


  • AlanDemarr
    AlanDemarr 2 года назад +1

    how does this ho not no know who Eminem is

  • ram singh
    ram singh 2 года назад

    best video on utube..amazing

  • Bathandwa Lolwana
    Bathandwa Lolwana 2 года назад +1

    Who doesn't know eminem

    • AlanDemarr
      AlanDemarr 2 года назад

      thats what I'm sayin

  • MA 118
    MA 118 2 года назад +28

    The old woman in the bottom right at 10:10 thats me in every lecture

    • Tiff
      Tiff 2 года назад

      Boooost your brаin power in 14 dаys? Меmory Unloсked Chester Lian TEDхYouth BeаconStreet

  • t Manohar
    t Manohar 2 года назад

    I m speechless

  • IRoboSapien
    IRoboSapien 2 года назад +4

    My problem with Memory Palaces -- and I've tried them before, as well as memory pegs (same basic idea) -- is that they work great for the first couple of lists of items, but once I've memorized three lists now there's three items attached to each loci (or peg)! There's no way to tell them apart, or which is from which list. They don't go away, they stay there, and any additional lists just add to the confusion. It quickly becomes an unsolvable mess. I can create more memory palaces using other loci, but that likewise grows into an elaborate memory problem of its own. Anyone have a solution?

    • LolTreeMan LTM
      LolTreeMan LTM 2 месяца назад

      I don’t know about this, but what I do is I just take 1-2 days off then it naturally disappears by itself. Or what you can do is make another room specifically for that use

      GPEGEMGTM3 8 месяцев назад +1

      IRoboSapien one thing that's helped me in reusing a palace and erasing previous items (although I do use multiple palaces to be fair). Go through the palace and "destroy" those items. See them get hammered, eaten, shattered, eviscerated, dissipated, etc etc as vividly as possible. I find this helps alot in memorizing a deck of cards in order multiple times even if I use the same palace.
      Another effective way, for me at least: When you want to use the same path/palace for different lists, imagine different weather patterns, times of the day, maybe the colors of the walls are completely different, make it ridiculous. You get the idea. I know that this may be getting too much into the weeds, but it doesn't hurt to try. I know palaces aren't always the most popular because they DO require a lot of extra effort and testing, but I think they're essential for the most intense of memory feats. However, I think everyone would benefit massively from only using creative links and pegs. Hope that helps. Have a good one :)

    • IRoboSapien
      IRoboSapien 2 года назад

      OK. Thanks for trying.

    • Joshua Anderson
      Joshua Anderson 2 года назад

      +IRoboSapien OK sorry man idk how to help. That's all I know. You attach your items VERY strongly for them to be just for short term use!

  • Anand Borude
    Anand Borude 2 года назад +1


  • daniel Brown
    daniel Brown 2 года назад +4

    Some scientific witchcraft

    • KillMii
      KillMii 2 года назад +1

      daniel Brown nope, just algorithms and a sppedcube

  • Justin Alexander
    Justin Alexander 2 года назад +4

    lool she doesn't know who eminem is so frickin innocent

  • chang jie yang
    chang jie yang 2 года назад

    Great job!!! Now, I don't feel so bad about my working memory :)

  • Carla Hau
    Carla Hau 3 года назад

    he's doing something called algorithms

  • dragon y
    dragon y 3 года назад

    AMAZING !!

  • Baris Aksac
    Baris Aksac 3 года назад

    WOW !!! AMAZING !!!! I always was curios for the concept of "Mind Palace". I was also impressed how quickly he solved the Cube twice! Man I really loved this talk of Chester Lian. Need to google him :). Thanks so much for sharing this!! Totally worth watching! Recommend it to everyone!

  • Marius Ihlar
    Marius Ihlar 3 года назад +1

    How did he memorize the Numbers?

    • Ngoc Tue Khuu
      Ngoc Tue Khuu 2 года назад

      Marius Ihlar gw oi

    • Nam Anh Dang
      Nam Anh Dang 2 года назад

      each digit = corresponding letter in the alphabet

  • Y ling
    Y ling 3 года назад

    Holy Cow! Chester is amazing lol

  • Gayan Weerakutti
    Gayan Weerakutti 4 года назад +1

    LMAO @ 10:12

  • ALUO
    ALUO 4 года назад +1

    her laugh.

  • Tom Nelson
    Tom Nelson 4 года назад +4

    I thought loci was pronounced "Loki" this whole time. Oops.

  • Clarence Caldwell
    Clarence Caldwell 4 года назад +7

    Interesting method of memory. He should do another talk sharing the coding scheme of the cube.

    • Gnarslogge The Sloth
      Gnarslogge The Sloth 3 года назад

      +Joshua Bloch Using numbers is very unorthodox. Most people use letters for the corners, too.

    • Joshua Bloch
      Joshua Bloch 4 года назад +1

      +Antoine Cantin Numbers in speffz?

    • Clarence Caldwell
      Clarence Caldwell 4 года назад

      Great - thanks

    • Antoine Cantin
      Antoine Cantin 4 года назад +4

      Most people use Speffz, or a similar method, assigning letters to the stickers in an alphabetical order.

  • Robert Kimera
    Robert Kimera 4 года назад

    2 no 2 lovely doing Rubik cubes