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Memory athletes train their brains

Memory athletes train their brains
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Nelson Dellis is a memory athlete. He trains four to five hours a day, training his mind to remember random numbers spoken at a rate of one word per second. He states that he sees the numbers as people that tell a story.

People would ask how he does, it, and believe his mind is greater than many others. Yet, studies show that the brain of memory athletes like Nelson are no different from anyone else. It’s just a matter of training the brain.

People today, with the technological advances and tools available to us, don’t need to use their memory as much as before. Like Nelson’s grandmother, it can pose problems like Alzheimer’s disease.

Could this be suggesting that humans need more memory training to allow their brains to work at their full potential? Does this mean the memories of individuals will be fading as the reliance on technology continues and advances?

People like Nelson find that we should avoid that from happening because then it would be like you had no life if you can’t remember anything.

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