The Mind Palace

Get out. I need to go to my mind palace.

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This is an update to my earlier post on The Mind Garden as I’ve been spending a bunch of time on this over the last several months, and have had several folks reach out to see where I’ve landed.

While earlier I talked about Flow and mind gardens my more recent focus has been inspired from none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The most recent BBC/Masterpiece seriesreinvented the character brilliantly, and leveraged a fascinating concept from Ancient Greece known as the mind palace.

The basic memory technique is described as:

you visualize a complex place in which you could physically store a set of memories. That place can be a building such as a house, but it can also be something like a road with multiple addresses. …

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