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The USA Memory Championship is an annual tournament of memory challenges. This year, thirteen people have advanced to the final championship round, which will be held live at the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, in Cambridge. It is free and open to the public but registration is required. You are free to attend the event in its entirety or simply attend specific challenges or talks of interest. The program will consist of the following:
Memory Challenge #1: WORDS TO REMEMBERContestants are given 15 mins to memorize 300 words Performer: JIM KAROL"Insights from the man with the world's greatest memory"
Memory Challenge #2: LONG TERM MEMORY Contestants must recall a large data set given to them one month prior to the event Speaker: TONY DOTTINO, USAMC“The Basics of Improving Your Memory”
Memory Challenge #3: MUSICAL CHAIRSContestants must learn the names of 50 audience volunteers Speaker: ROBERT AJEMIAN, MIT “What does Memory Training Have to do With the Science of Memory”
Memory Challenge #4: TEA PARTY Contestants meet four people and must to recall information from their conversations
Speaker: KARTHIK SRINIVASAN, MIT “Can Memory Training Help Ward off Dementia?”
Final Memory Challenge: DOUBLE DECK O'BUST Contestants have three minutes to memorize the order of 4 decks of cards Memory champion is crowned
Click here to register.