Idriz Zogaj On The Truth About Memory Training Apps

Idriz Zogaj Memory Expert and creator of Memotopia a Memory Improvement AppEver wondered if you can just invent a Memory Palace… or have a memory improvement app invent one for you?

Turns out, the answers to these questions are more than just interesting…

They could be the answers that turn you from a person struggling to improve your memory to a leading memory athlete.

After all, Idriz Zogaj has done just that.

And chances are, you know the name.

After all, he’s the man behind what is probably the world’s most viewed memory improvement TedTalk.

In addition to being a world class memory athlete and memory coach, he’s also an entrepreneur.

And when I heard about his initiative to launch a memory game and app called Memotopia, I reached out to learn more.

Best part?

We recorded our call just for you!

Key Points About Memory Training Apps

The highlight of the episode for me involved two key points:

  • Idriz has figured out a way to create a memory training app that lets you train solo and with others. And it’s all focused on getting you to use the skills in your mind, not on the screen. To learn all about it, please watch the Memotopia video on this page for the project.
  • In his previous experience with memory apps, Idriz has shown how people of even very young ages can use technology to learn the basics of association.

Why is this demonstration with younger people so profound?

Because association is the core skill of using memory techniques. 

And the best part is this:

Anyone can learn to associate.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Just check out Idriz’s explanation of how easy improving your memory is in this epic memory training video:

You’ll hear Idriz talk about the history of his apps for memory training on the podcast, and can check out the earlier Zogaj Gym here on the Apple Store and here for Android.

The Truth About Virtual Memory Palace Creation And Use

My second favorite part of the episode involves our discussion of creating and using a Virtual Memory Palace (or even dozens of them).

I’ve talked about my reservations about using Virtual Memory Palaces and even movies and TV series to improve your memory, but Idriz opened my eyes to an incredible fact I did not know before.

The point?

My own advice to keep studying the memory tradition and all the people who use it keeps paying off – there’s so much to learn!

More Memory Training Resources From Idriz Zogaj

Idriz’s website

Idriz’s YouTube channel

How to Become a Memory Master

Follow Idriz on Facebook

Follow Idriz on Twitter

6 Responses

  1. This post is right up my alley. I’ve been experimenting with VR palaces and there are definitely pros and cons to it.

    I’m glad you are finally coming around to the dark side. 🙂

    1. Many thanks, Adolfo. I have been thinking of some of your ideas a lot, especially the specific teleportation approach you’ve mentioned.

      I imagine putting that together with Virtual Memory Palaces for those who can use them will be next level!

  2. Great episode, thanks Anthony! The part about apps for the major reminded me of a game I recently got for my iPhone. It allows you to set up your own 0-99 with your own words and pictures in the app, then there are games you play in the app to recall them at speed.

    I’m just getting started with it, does anyone else have experience using this app?

    1. Thanks so much for posting this, Hugh!

      I’m going to create some time to look at this app. It looks promising and I really appreciate you bringing it to our awareness. Please keep us updated on your own thoughts about it and talk soon! 🙂

  3. Fantastic! This is what we all are waiting for, a emory application (Memotopia), where we all can enjoy learning and train our memory to learn short or long term.

    By the way, I saw this in “Rosette Stone” when I was learning English. It has images for associating to the language. I also saw storytelling in some student assignments with image sequences in time using association.

    1. This is great, Maricela. Thanks so much for letting me know that this program includes associations. I’ll have to check it out.

      Did you find those associations helpful for your own English learning journey?

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