How to make a memory palace!

Here’s a quick tutorial video showing you how to build a memory palace using our platform:

My top speed right now is like 30 seconds per item, including picking the mnemonic and setting up the images in the palace. We’re curious how fast others can build? Please let us know in the comments or on our Forums.

Learn all of the US Presidents in 30 minutes or less

The secret behind the app is the memory palace technique which was the subject of the New York Times best-seller Moonwalking with Einstein.

Imagine being able to remember a complex subject as easily as remembering a videogame experience.

That’s the promise of the Memory Palace US History app available now for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. It allows anyone to learn all of the US presidents in 30 minutes or less using a 3D video game.

It may sound hard to believe, but a recent YouTube video shows an early user doing just that. Most incredibly, the video also shows her remembering the presidents backwards as well as forwards, and even recalling a specific president when given just a number.

The secret behind the app is the memory palace technique which was the subject of the New York Times best-seller Moonwalking with Einstein and which has also been popularized by the hit BBC TV show Sherlock.

The company, Memory Palace, Inc., a Parallel18 start-up, recently released the US History app for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The first ten Presidents are free to download with a 99¢ in-app purchase unlocking the rest — a special 75% launch discount off the regular $3.99 price.

The company is also currently running a research campaign, giving limited Key Tokens that allow users to try the premium version for free in exchange for honest reviews and feedback. For journalists or anyone else interested, please contact: i@memorypalace.com.