How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem

  • Published on Dec 12, 2017
  • Do you recall studying for your exams? You probably do. But do you remember how you studied, how you memorized French words or the year of the American civil war? Now, that’s probably harder. As a teenager, Ricardo Lieuw On was packing groceries when he knew what he wanted to study: he wanted to learn about learning. He picked up a study in psychology and learned how to reduce his learning time from 3 hours to 1 hour on the same piece of content. He gained the same knowledge in 200% less time. And specially for TEDxHaarlem, he shares the secret of his technique.
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  • vinod rp
    vinod rp 2 hours ago

    Yes, It is true...The Impact may not be with immediate effect, but practice will gradually help for grasping things at a single glance. I use to memorize the passing by vehicle numbers on the road while going to school...

  • pranam magar
    pranam magar 2 days ago

    this method is from the book the ultimate memory power by kelvin horseley

  • jolllyroger1
    jolllyroger1 2 days ago

    Do any of you know that this was made b4 Trump was elected yet he put Trump into the list of presidents and this was made b4 Trump was elected.... How many of you realize that this was nothing more than cia brain washing..... Yes this guy is a terrible mk ultra mind Control guy.... And no one realizes that he just used mind control techniques to promote demon rats and to demonize Trump...... Omg Ted x is so full of brain washing and the sheep eat it up and follow blindly without critical thinking.... Such zombies

  • jolllyroger1
    jolllyroger1 2 days ago

    And no one realizes that he just used mind control techniques to promote demon rats and to demonize Trump...... Omg Ted x is so full of brain washing and the sheep eat it up and follow blindly without critical thinking.... Such zombies

  • Sam WD
    Sam WD 2 days ago

    doesn't work with Maths :(

  • OanaI76
    OanaI76 2 days ago

    People who needed to study hard at one point in their life have definitely come across this method, myself included. Your brain is telling you how you can feed it.

  • Waqas Rana
    Waqas Rana 2 days ago

    hence proved . physiologists are mentally ill

  • Vaibhav Badola
    Vaibhav Badola 2 days ago

    Way Copied from vedic ways

  • K B
    K B 3 days ago +1


  • saqib shezad
    saqib shezad 3 days ago

    thanks for waiest time

  • xd karmouse
    xd karmouse 3 days ago

    I'll stop

  • Fake PewDiePie
    Fake PewDiePie 4 days ago


    My Current memory status= 0
    After watching this video,
    Memory status increased by 3
    My New memory status=0*3=0

  • ItsPamm
    ItsPamm 4 days ago

    Beard object

  • Hiroshi_KM
    Hiroshi_KM 4 days ago

    That was horrible.

  • Мохаммед Салех л

    There was a pub here talking about artificial intelligence, and a best seller new York was talkibg in the pub could someone take me to it it has been streaming here in this video

  • a nagavamshia
    a nagavamshia 6 days ago

    Sir hw to theory subject by this trick sir plz I want to know the answer sir

  • khalid randomsvid
    khalid randomsvid 6 days ago

    in the memorizing theory 9 had gas and 10 punish but know when you revvele it 10 punch and 9 gas

  • Mathematical Magician

    Hey, without using your trick, I remembered all ten of them

  • David Haines
    David Haines 6 days ago

    I learned exactly these methods from a book over fifty years ago. They make for a great party trick, but they don't really help in real life since real life doesn't often require learning lists of random things.

  • Shweta Das
    Shweta Das 6 days ago

    This is really amazing 💕😍

  • Stephen Curtiss Rose

    I did better on the first. Singing them

  • suriya prakash
    suriya prakash 7 days ago

    Great talk really informative

  • Max DiBiagio
    Max DiBiagio 8 days ago

    OMG, the story is too long and boring, I lost it after few sec.. I change channel after few min.. :( I guess my attention span is not great, maybe I should start from a video about improving attention span..

  • Sathyendar Sandeep
    Sathyendar Sandeep 8 days ago


  • Umesh Wagh
    Umesh Wagh 10 days ago

    i dont like this way to memorize i want as i read as i remember

  • mohammad ali lodhi
    mohammad ali lodhi 10 days ago

    Very useful

  • Cherylann Hawk
    Cherylann Hawk 11 days ago

    Thanks for the REMINDer... I took Kevin Trudeau's MegaMemory course in college. It's a very similar technique. Gosh, I just looked him up to get the spelling of his name right, and learned that he was imprisoned... for fraud! LOL MegaMemory worked though. It cut my studying time in half, and has helped me memorize names, song lyrics, addresses, etc for many years.

  • Techies Bboom Bboom
    Techies Bboom Bboom 11 days ago

    Thats the LOCCI METHOD :)

  • Rupa Khadka
    Rupa Khadka 11 days ago

    What about memrizing mathematics formula and physics?? 😒

  • Andrei Marinoiu
    Andrei Marinoiu 12 days ago

    9 from first try

  • TTYL Memox
    TTYL Memox 13 days ago

    What's the beginning background music called?

  • nice-new
    nice-new 14 days ago

    Well, I'm not going to learn Hebrew like that.

  • Skin Deep Laser MD
    Skin Deep Laser MD 14 days ago

    In college my roommate and I memorized the periodic table by turning it into a song. It started as just goofing around while taking a study break, but when we realized that we were actually memorizing the periodic table, we did the whole thing! I saw her at our 30 year reunion and although neither of us had sung our "song" since college, we were both able to start singing and writing down the elements in order!

    DANIEL SMITH 15 days ago

    What's crazy is I'm Canadian and now know the complete list of U.S presidents after hearing this just once. I really don't think I'll ever forget them either. Really cool. I'm definitely going to apply this logic behind anything I need to learn/memorize going forward and see how it goes.

  • Julian Deane
    Julian Deane 16 days ago

    I forgot how I ended up here?

  • Alay Singh Negi
    Alay Singh Negi 16 days ago


  • Aasiyah S
    Aasiyah S 16 days ago

    The only thing I forgot was band 😭

  • Iceton Johnson
    Iceton Johnson 17 days ago

    I did that for the first test

  • Uhgene Ignorian
    Uhgene Ignorian 17 days ago

    What was this video about again?

  • Leaetta Hyer
    Leaetta Hyer 18 days ago


  • South Bandungshire
    South Bandungshire 19 days ago

    Can forget ex gf who got another brands?

  • The Fakey Cake Maker
    The Fakey Cake Maker 19 days ago

    People, why has no one revealed the hack in the comments? It's a public service people! I give this comment section 6 out of 10.

  • GaryZera Dj
    GaryZera Dj 19 days ago

    Sorry! Nothing to learn.

  • Milky Way
    Milky Way 19 days ago

    Can anyone give me the answer to the question? I came here for the answer to get my memory better, not here to listen to a person's story. Not that it wasn't interesting, but still.

  • Pradeep Munuswamy
    Pradeep Munuswamy 19 days ago

    Don't waste ur time ... Please check some other content 😑😑😑 not a worth to watch

  • Marko Dejanović
    Marko Dejanović 20 days ago

    Fantastic! Bravo👏👏👏

  • Ara Keshishian
    Ara Keshishian 20 days ago

    Memory palace.

  • FirstLadyJoy
    FirstLadyJoy 20 days ago +1


  • Ali Savage
    Ali Savage 21 day ago

    This reminds me of Michael Scott's mnemonics on The Office

  • da Peep
    da Peep 21 day ago

    I don’t appreciate the political bias included in the exercise.

  • joe19912
    joe19912 21 day ago

    I'm only upset that he didn't explain that the techniques are centuries old. The book "Moonwalking with Einstein" tells the story pretty well.

  • RRB VVI questions
    RRB VVI questions 21 day ago

    Hindi me

  • Mohinder Yadav
    Mohinder Yadav 22 days ago

    "I want you to think of someone you know called john"
    Me:John wikh

  • Cai xukun’s baby girl

    This is easy for a med student

  • Cai xukun’s baby girl

    I memorized it the first try.

  • Rohit Paikrao
    Rohit Paikrao 23 days ago

    Who is reading comments with watching to justify it is right or wrong ...
    Actually it works You will find it in more comments

  • Michael Cooley
    Michael Cooley 23 days ago


  • Ahmad Raza
    Ahmad Raza 24 days ago

    This cannot be applied to a lot of subjects or most

  • Anish Karki
    Anish Karki 24 days ago

    Beard and object is what i remembered 😀

  • Amreet Bhusal
    Amreet Bhusal 24 days ago

    I have written all the things in serial order
    Like if u did it too

  • hazim 9
    hazim 9 26 days ago

    Let us memorise an entire book in a language foreign to me(and probably you too) and be able to recite the book word for word by making a story even longer than the actual book.

  • Jake Anglim
    Jake Anglim 26 days ago

    I swear to god I memorized all of them except for “date” in the beginning

  • ʜᴀᴢᴇᴍ ᴀsʜʀᴀғ

    Can u add Arabic CC please

    Den SHERMIL 27 days ago

    haha, never saw this video, but I remembered many idioms and words in academic English with the same method (about 60 words) about 2 yrs ago. And I scored very well in that section as well. I can guarantee this works, you just have to be creative.

  • SrIK ANtH
    SrIK ANtH 27 days ago

    Beard object JAC sec edge nothing date band punch gas

  • Amit Sharma
    Amit Sharma 28 days ago

    Pathetic copy of Harry Lorraine. It is his formula, not this idiot's.

    PRATAP SINGH 28 days ago

    Money I
    S not worth trippling

  • Sonii Naaz
    Sonii Naaz 28 days ago

    That's how I used to Study in the school with the Stories in my head.. Yes it Works ✌

  • Dixsons Capone
    Dixsons Capone 28 days ago

    Dont tell me how to use my brain creep. next thing I know you will be having me in your DM lookin all Sly.

  • Julita Sari
    Julita Sari 28 days ago +1

    I hope me watching ted live 😄

  • ObeyFelix 12
    ObeyFelix 12 29 days ago

    I did not memorize any word he said through the whole video 🤦🏽‍♂️😬😬😐😐

  • ainun jariya
    ainun jariya Month ago

    I want to try. But the idea it self, hurts my brain. I hate it 🤣 give up.

  • David Woodside
    David Woodside Month ago

    This is one of the techniques for creating volatile short-term memory. Learning, by contrast, means creating long-term memory. Such memory techniques are not good for learning Physics, for example, because there you must learn reasoning skills and not just memorize.

  • Naim
    Naim Month ago

    Its still shock me just how a lot of people have no clue about Rotogenflux Methods even though many people improve their IQ in a short period of time using it. Thanks to my personal friend who told me about this. I have increase my IQ of 23 points.

  • hemant nehemiah
    hemant nehemiah Month ago

    Beard object jacket secret edge

  • pritesh khetiya
    pritesh khetiya Month ago

    Thanks for wasting 15 mins

  • Krishnaveer singhchouhan

    can you converse this in hindi

  • sumit 008
    sumit 008 Month ago

    faltu hai bhai tera terika

  • Rubyat -Ul-Hasnat
    Rubyat -Ul-Hasnat Month ago

    I fall asleep sorry could not manage to listen till the end!

  • N D
    N D Month ago

    you are hot

  • Eli Corp
    Eli Corp Month ago

    This is not helpful for people without good imaginations. I can't imagine bizarre things or come up with scenarios that aren't real. I am a realist, and literalist. I'm much better at just repeated memorization.

  • Olga Lynn
    Olga Lynn Month ago

    Boronikov method...

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  • Marie Alvarez
    Marie Alvarez Month ago

    I did 8/10 but i might have some dyslexia issue. I turned JACKET into SLEEVE, probably something to do with my need to connect everything with everything, as a sleeve in a jacket could have a secret edge =/

  • Wyatt Chiordi
    Wyatt Chiordi Month ago

    How many did you guys get? Comment how many words out of the ten you got below ->

  • Nick T
    Nick T Month ago

    How to triple your memory 16 min video ffs

  • Emerald
    Emerald Month ago

    This was an eye opener

  • Ziba Ajami
    Ziba Ajami Month ago

    Oh, He made it much more difficult to memorize and it took much more time.

  • Taha Touihri
    Taha Touihri Month ago +1

    i lost 16 minutes ...

  • Tendai Njovu
    Tendai Njovu Month ago

    Beard object jacket secret edge date band punch gas forgot nothing 😂

  • Honor Lozerol
    Honor Lozerol Month ago

    c minus preaching

  • guru govind mahumadh ram

    This is very old technique we doing this when we are 9 year old..but still I don't have any job...I can speak 4 language. Good in biology..maths , physics , I also completed engineering tody world money is strongest tool it depend on you how to use it ...

  • Abre Tu Boca
    Abre Tu Boca Month ago

    "I want you to think of someone you know called John..."
    john wick

  • Landon Vang
    Landon Vang Month ago

    yes now i can remember my test answers

  • J.D. Maya
    J.D. Maya Month ago


  • Zhaleh nam
    Zhaleh nam Month ago

    Ok go and memorize 50 drugs both the generics and brand names then come and tell me how did u memorize them!!!
    A pharmacy student:)

  • colt one
    colt one Month ago

    It's a lot easier to learn 10 words based on their actual significance and relevance than concocting a ridiculous story that will then have to be decoded/translated back to the words. Also, anything involving Trump is something best forgotten.

  • Yossi Matzkel
    Yossi Matzkel Month ago

    If the first 10 words to memorize were presidents names the results would have not been the same, it is a nice show but not convincing.

  • Amoya
    Amoya Month ago


    I messed up on the last one, but I’m am intellect, your welcome