Memory training for ISR students
Tuesday, we had the honor to welcome Dr. Ing. Boris Konrad (neuroscientist) to ISR. The eight times Team World Champion winner in memory held a lecture for our Upper School students about different memory techniques. He started with showing the students how he has learned to memorize the order of a deck of playing cards in less than two minutes. Dr. Konrad then showed the students how these tricks and methods can be learned and beneficial for anyone in their everyday life, for example when studying for an exam.
Dr. Konrad told the story of how he started training with different memory techniques when he was in high school and significantly improved his final grades. As he went on to university, he successfully studied both Physics and Applied Computer Science. In 2014, he received his Doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich on the neuronal foundations of exceptional memory performance and is currently working as a researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen (Netherlands).
The maybe most important message to our students of the day, memory can be learned. With using the right technique anyone can have an exceptional memory. Our students really enjoyed this lecture and we as a school are grateful to have the opportunity to provide highly qualified guest speakers, such as Dr. Konrad, for our students. A huge thank you to Dr. Konrad for giving us insight into a very fascinating world that we will surely not forget.