• Get the meaning, then get the details

    When you know a lot about a particular subject, whether that be Biology or History or Palaeontology, you don’t just know a whole load of unrelated facts, rattling around your head like a bucket full of M&Ms. If you know what you’re talking about, you will have gotten to grips with and understand the main(…)

  • Mr Baker and the baker: a paradox

    Show two people a picture of a man. Tell one person that this is Mr Baker and tell the second person that this is a picture of ‘a baker’. Bring them back a week later and test them to see who can remember what they were told. Those told that the person was a baker(…)

  • The Magical Number Seven and how you can use it

    “My problem is that I have been persecuted by an integer. For seven years this number has followed me around, has intruded in my most private data, and has assaulted me from the pages of our most public journals. This number assumes a variety of disguises, being sometimes a little larger and sometimes a little(…)

  • Stop re-reading your textbooks: you only need 10%

    Some research was published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest (January 2013) which reviewed different learning methods for their effectiveness. They concluded that re-reading your textbook, and highlighting your book, were the least effective methods out of all the different approaches tested. So why would that be? Re-reading your textbook I did this a lot(…)

  • The Serial Position effect: nothing to do with Cornflakes

    If you’ve ever watched Britain’s Got Talent or The X Factor you might have noticed that when they have a number of performers singing on a programme, while you can remember the last few performances, and maybe one or two from the beginning of the evening, those in the middle become a bit of a(…)

  • You couldn’t exaggerate the importance of the Von Restorff effect!

    Take a look at this shopping list:     You will have noticed that I am a vegetarian! All things being equal, you are more likely to remember “carrots” than the other items on the list because the word stands out like a sore thumb and is thus more memorable. Anything that stands out is(…)

  • The Zeigarnik Effect: how leaving a task uncompleted can…

        … improve your memory. I wonder how many of you watch the Big Bang Theory? Do you remember the episode where Sheldon became really frustrated because a science fiction series had been cancelled, leaving him without closure, not knowing what was going to happen? Amy Farrah Fowler then tries to cure him of(…)

  • How to Remember Where Your Left Your Keys

    This is a problem for many people, I think: Where did I put my keys? You lurch about the house, trying to remember all the rooms that you have been in since you came home, trying to puzzle out which horizontal surface you left them on… or maybe they slipped down the back of something.(…)

  • How to remember the cranial nerves

    According to Google Adwords, more than 1,100 people a month search the Internet wanting to know how to remember the cranial nerves. This is a bit of a specialist subject, only really relevant to medical and dental students, but I thought it might be useful if I ran through a method that you can use(…)

  • How to remember the order of the planets

    According to Google Adwords, nearly 1,500 people a month search the Internet wanting to know how to remember the order of the planets so I thought it might be useful if I ran through a couple of methods that you can use to memorize the planets, to help put all these people out of their(…)

Remember better than you ever thought


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If you’ve ever felt like the guy in the picture, then this web site is going to help you. You’re probably here because you’re:

  • Studying for professional qualifications
  • Looking for a promotion or career enhancement
  • Studying at University or College
  • Taking exams at School
  • Learning a new subject or skill for the enjoyment of it

It’s a very strange world we live in, where we spend our lives being given information to remember but no-one teaches us the best way to learn.

It’s as if the *one* thing that would enable us to do better in our exams, and more easily, is deliberately left off every curriculum so that we’re left to try and cram information into our heads as best we can.

Learn from ancient Greece and Neuroscience

People have known the skills of powerful remembering for a long, long time. In ancient Greece, for example, students were taught how to remember things. They knew how to do this in mediaeval times too. Neuroscience has given us a lot of powerful insights into the way that our brains want to learn, and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) has shown us how we can adjust the way we learn to suit our personality and individual learning style.

Learn from modern-day Memory Champions

There are people in the world who can remember pi to 10,000 digits or recall the order of ten packs of playing cards in a ridiculously short space of time. These people are not freaks: they have very ordinary brains. All they have done is to find out how the brain likes to learn and they’ve practised some simple techniques.

You can do this too.

I’m not suggesting that you spend your time learning pi to 10,000 digits (that would be too geeky, even for me!) but I’m going to help you to use your mind to remember what you need to remember in the most powerful and effective way:

- Boost your grades

- Pass your exams

- Move forward with your life confidently

- Know that you can learn and retain information

- Believe that you can achieve exam success


My name is Taggart King, I’m a Memory & Learning coach, and I’m looking forward to helping you to Turbo-Charge Your Memory! taggart king

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