I just watched a Ted Talk about remembering. It turns out that having a great memory and being born with high intelligence aren’t tied to each other. The skill of remembering is something you can actually learn and constantly improve! Mechanisms, like the memory palace, date back over 2500 years. Definitely worth watching for 20 minutes.
If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember.- Joshua Foer, Science writer who 'accidentally' won the U.S. Memory Championship.