VB : Memory

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August 21, 2020

  • Short term memory
    Modeled by computers as Random Access Memory (RAM)
    Important information should be copied to Long term memory
  • Long term memory
    Modeled by computers as Backing Store (e.g. tapes, disks, drums)
    Slower than Short Term Memory
  • Associative memory
    Related information could be chunked for efficient storage and access
  • Techniques for training memory
    Effective repetition and recall

Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittacarabhimvamsa

  • Sayadaw was listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for his phenomenal memory.
  • He could recite 8000+ pages of the Tipitaka (Three Baskets) covering Vinaya (Monastic rules of conduct), Sutta (Discourses) and Abhidhamma (Ultimate Reality).


  • Multi-disciplinary studies about Memory
  • Competitions
    Memorizing numbers (e.g digits of PI), cards …
  • Chunking

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