Chester Santos The International Man of Memory

 

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How to Remember Names

Tips for Remembering Names by Memory Expert, Chester Santos 1) As soon as someone introduces themself to you, immediately repeat their name. Nice to meet you, Jack. That's it. Very simple. It may seem obvious, but most of the time when we are introduced to someone, our mind is on all sorts of things other than the person's name and we pay no attention to it.  This first step forces you to pay attention for at least one second to the name in order to repeat it. 2) Ask the person a question using their name.  Jack, how do you know Chester? Or...Jack, how long have you...
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Photographic memory: Is it a hoax?

Photographic memory: Is it a hoax?
Photographic memory is the creme de la creme for brainiacs. A person opens up a book and looks at each page for a few seconds and has an exact photo image of it in their brain. Later, they can see an exact duplicate of those pages by pulling them up in their mind.  For U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos, he can't count the number of times someone tells him they have a photographic memory. And each time, he gives them a polite nod and smile. He doesn't want to argue with the fantasy in their mind. Because for Santos, a photographic memory is just that. Pure...
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Technology not good for memory

brain For most, smart phones have become a second brain. Especially when it comes to storing contact information. Thousands of names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers. The problem is that as technology allows us to do more and more, it hurts our cognitive skills. Chester Santos, The International Man of Memory, who devotes his life to helping people restore their ability to process thoughts and sharpen memory skills says that he is amazed at the negative impact technology has made on the mind. "It has gotten so bad that not only do people not remember their contact's numbers, but I've met many people who can't even...
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