Learning Languages and Complex Subjects with Memory Palaces

Ralby, A., Mentzelopoulos, M. and Cook, H. 2017. Learning Languages and Complex Subjects with Memory Palaces. in: Immersive Learning Research Network. iLRN 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 725 Springer. pp. 217-228

Chapter titleLearning Languages and Complex Subjects with Memory Palaces
AuthorsRalby, A., Mentzelopoulos, M. and Cook, H.
Abstract

A memory palace is an ancient technique of using space as a way of organizing memories. It’s a powerful tool for learning, retaining, and recalling large amounts of complex information quickly and effectively. In the middle ages, these techniques were widely used to learn and compose large texts and works of literature. In this paper, we present the fundamental theory behind memory palaces as the foundation for the project Macunx - a VR platform for building memory palaces to learn huge amounts in short time and with full retention - as well as the initial stages of its development. The paper concludes with a discussion of the future stages over the testing of the package with end-users for its final refinement.

KeywordsMemory palaces - Cognitive learning - Dyslexia - Spatial memory - Educational games - Heuristics - Interactive learning environments - Virtual environment - Head Up Display (H.U.D.)
Book titleImmersive Learning Research Network. iLRN 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 725
Page range217-228
Year2017
PublisherSpringer
FileMemoryPalacesFinal.pdf
Publication dates
Published07 Jun 2017
ISBN9783319606330
ISSN1865-0929
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60633-0_18

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