Memory Training and Smart Learning

Do you want to memorise and remember information many times faster? In four sessions you will learn different memory techniques in, learn to apply and analyse them, and evaluate the usefulness of memory techniques. You also practice looking critically at the promises of brain training and you look for your own way of successful learning.

Most students have never learned how to learn. While everyone has their own way of learning, not everyone does it best. Memory techniques and mnemonics are little used and yet enable feats of memory champions, which seem unbelievable to most students, such as memorising the sequence of 80 random digits in under 20 seconds. Combined with learning principles, these techniques are not tricks, but form a real memory skill that you can apply to your studies.

To get the most out of this module and benefit more for your regular studies, please note that approximately two hours per week are recommended for meeting preparation and training of memory and learning techniques. You get free access to an online training environment that you can use.



    The instructor for this module is Dr. Boris Nikolai Konrad, CSP. Since 2014 he has been working in Nijmegen as a memory researcher and lecturer at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Previously, he had studied physics and computer science in Dortmund and Reading, and had obtained a PhD in Munich on neuronal principles of a super memory. Publicly, he is known as a memory champion. Eight-time Team World Champion (most recently in 2018), four Guinness World Records and being on several TV programs such as "The Brain" (China) and "Wetten Dass" (Germany) are just some of his successes. His latest book on memory was a national Dutch bestseller and has been translated into six languages. His lectures and trainings on memory techniques are in worldwide demand at universities, companies and associations alike.


    The course consists of 4 sessions which will take place on Wednesday evenings between 18.30 and 20.30 hrs. 

    The Honours Academy believes that the best learning happens when we collaborate in the same workspace, so your physical presence is required! If you know that you cannot attend one or more sessions, pick a different course so you can get the most out of this experience with your fellow students.

    Starting date

    To be announced
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    08 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    22 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    13 December 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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