What kind of memory training would it take to memorize an entire deck of cards in 40.65 seconds?
Ask the guy who can do it — and the researcher who can explain it.
The JCU Honors Program presents:
What Memory Athletes Can Teach Us About Learning
Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.
LSC Conference Room, Lombardo Student Center
Guest speakers: Nelson Dellis and Mary Pyc
Presented with support from the
Department of Sociology & Criminology, Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, and the Department of Psychological Science
Nelson Dellis Memory Athlete, Climb for Memory
Mr. Dellis is the current and 4-time US champion in the US Memory Championships, and ranks 34th in the world as a memory athlete. He was featured in the 2012 documentary Ben Franklin Blowing Bubbles at a Sword: The Journey of a Mental Athlete. His foundation supports Alzheimer’s research.
Mary Pyc, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Dart Neuroscience
Dr. Pyc is an expert in the field of memory. Her research, studying individuals with superior memory abilities, has been published in high-impact scientific journals like Science and received widespread attention in media outlets such as the New York Times.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: http://sites.jcu.edu/honors/2015/09/16/learn-from-the-memory-athletes/ or call 216.397.4677.