It’s hard to remember names – here’s how to do it. You’ll use your imagination and some weird imagery – but this works.
Here’s another great use of mnemonics. I’ll give you a bunch of people’s names and describe the images I created to help me remember them. Give your brain a little room to roam and put it to practical use. Also, I look at recent research that provides yet another reason why names are hard to remember. By the way, let me ask you a question: How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark? The answer: 0 (re-read the question…).
I also take a look at that viral video called the “BBC Interrupted Interview”. What’s the psychology behind why many people thought the woman in the video was a nanny when she was the mother. We’ll see how stereotypes develop.
Resources for this Episode
- Why it’s so Hard to Remember People’s Names
- Abrams, L., & Davis, D. K. (2017). Competitors or Teammates: How Proper Names Influence Each Other. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26(1), 87-93
- Australian backpacker who jumped in the river to impress girl