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Memory Palaces Basics w/Mullen Memory's Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen (Ep.2 Rebroadcast)

Medical Mnemonist (from MedSchoolCoach)

Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen of Mullen Memory discuss memory palaces. Chase DiMarco hosts The Medical Mnemonist podcast episode: Memory Palaces basics with Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen. Sign up for a Free Coaching session with Chase DiMarco, sponsored by Prospective Doctor! You can also join the Med Mnemonist Mastermind FB Group today and learn more about study methods, memory techniques, and MORE! Do check out Read This Before Medical School.

22mins

9 Oct 2020

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68 Expert Panel: Mnemonics- Alex Mullen, Anthony Metivier, and Nelson Delis

Medical Mnemonist (from MedSchoolCoach)

Three well known memory experts share tips for integrating memory techniques like memory palace, the story method, and mnemonics flashcards. [01:27] Defining Memory [02:59] Defining Mnemonics [04:17] Common Misconceptions About Memory [06:56] Comparing and Integrating Memory Techniques [13:40] Remembering & Differentiating Concepts That Are Very Similar [15:24] Remembering Information Outside the Classroom [17:27] Tips for Remembering Names [20:38] Pre-Made vs Self-Made Medical Mnemonics Chase DiMarco conducts a memory expert panel with a three-time world memory champion, Alex Mullen, multiple US memory record-holder and author, Nelson Dellis, and mnemonics practitioner, trainer, and author Anthony Metivier. They talk about common misconceptions surrounding memory, share tips for comparing and integrating different memory techniques for medical school and for remembering non-academic information, such as people’s names and the layout of a hospital. People tend to think of memory as a bookshelf from which we can simply retrieve information. However, Alex explains that memory is more like a lens through which we view the world. Everything we encounter is filtered through the lens of memory. The author of the blog Wait, but Why, Tim Urban, describes memory using an analogy: memory is like a tree trunk, the more knowledge you acquire, the more branches you build. This makes it easier to integrate new material, by building on what you already know. Lots of people also believe that memorization is a fixed ability, or a gift, rather than a skill that can be cultivated. Nelson debunks the concept of a “photographic memory” which does not exist and is not supported by the literature. Rather, memory is a skill that can be improved. Alex is famously known as a proponent of mnemonics flashcards for medicine, while Anthony is known for his visual memorization techniques, such as memory palaces. However, both of them agree that we should not try to compare and argue for particular memory techniques, as if there is a singular perfect technique. Instead, it is important to consider the type of information that we are memorizing. In contrasting memory palace and the story method, Nelson agrees that the decision to use a particular method should be contextual. Memory palaces are more robust, while the story method holds the risk that you blank out in the middle and cannot retrieve the remainder of the story. However, using the story method requires little preparation, and is thus more convenient. When you are memorizing something, critically determine whether or not your methods/activities are effective for this information, rather than blindly applying them. To remember people’s faces, the panelists provide several possible techniques: Remembering parts of the room where you met the person, Remembering their specialty Gauging and remembering their height and weight. Keep business cards, because they can function as “flashcards” of sorts. For spatial information such as layouts of buildings or cities, it can help to remember landmarks or street names. While many people recommend writing your own medical mnemonics, studies have shown that ready-made medical mnemonics from sources such as Sketchy can be just as effective. Check out Nelson’s website, Nelson’s YouTube channel, as well as his books Memory Superpowers and Remember It: The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget. Check out Anthony’s website ‘Magnetic Memory’ and read his book The Victorious Mind. In addition, check out Alex Mullen’s website 'Mullen Memory' and Alex's Twitter page. Sign up for a Free Coaching session with Chase DiMarco, sponsored by Prospective Doctor! You can also join the Med Mnemonist Mastermind FB Group today and learn more about study methods, memory techniques, and MORE! Also, do check out Read This Before Medical School.

29mins

27 Aug 2020

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When your passion becomes your business with our very own producer - Alex Mullen

Two Northern Lasses

In this episode we talk with Producer Alex (also known as Alex Mullen) from Absolute Media UK Limited at his studio based in Lockwood, Huddersfield, about how he made his passion into a career – with a few bumps along the way. Alex has been passionate about singing and music all of his life and is the master of accents as you will hear. This led him to be ‘on radio’ and he has been doing that for almost 30 years starting off doing voice overs for radio ads. He has seen radio change dramatically over the years but by embracing the changes and adapting his offer is lucky enough to have survived these changes running his own successful studio still doing voice overs and buying radio time for his clients. More recently he has added podcasting to his offer and therefore here we are. Michelle met Alex purely by chance when she was thinking about starting this podcast a few months ago and as a local lad he loved the idea of 2 Northern Lasses so after meeting us both he agreed to be our producer. We delve into the theme tunes of our lives, the music that we love and we learn something surprising about Jayne’s dubious I-Tunes library which for some reason Michelle finds hilarious! Have a listen – let us know what you think.

34mins

5 Dec 2019

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LIVE - w/ Take Care, Brush Your Hair (Max Azulay & Alex Mullen) - October 31, 2019

Bafflegab Gabcast

Musical Comedy Duo “Take Care, Brush Your Hair” joins us to discuss: Unrest in #Chile | Argentina’s New Socialist President | The Sexy Halloween Costume Industrial Complex and much more! bafflegabcast.com

50mins

1 Nov 2019

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World Memory Champion, Alex Mullen on His Journey to Gold

Smarter Brain Now

AEMind.com | World Memory Champion, Alex Mullen on His Journey to Gold Free Better Memory Guide: https://www.bettermemoryguide.com

45mins

8 Sep 2019

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Medical Students Memory Training with Alex Mullen and Cathy

Ryzzun Energy

AEMind.com | Medical Students Cathy and Alex Mullen on Memory Techniques in Med SchoolFree Better Memory Now Guide ▶ www.BetterMemoryGuide.comMullen Memory ▶ www.MullenMemory.com// Follow AE Mind | Luis Angel //Subscribe: www.youtube.com/aemindPodcast: www.aemind.com/podcastLike @ www.facebook.com/aemind1Follow @ www.twitter.com/aemindIG: www.instagram.com/AE.Mind// Notes//Alex Mullen and Cathy Mullen on Memory Techniques in SchoolThey met in pre-school in Mississippi.How they’ve worked together in other projects prior to Mullen Memory, such as the science fair.Cathy went to Princeton and Alex went to John Hopkins. They are now medical students at the University of Mississippi.They weren’t as successful with applying the memory techniques to their studies in the beginning.They both made refinements in order to help them apply the memorization skills to learning their class material while at med school.Take notes on how they’re memorizing the information in university.Now they think through the concepts first before applying a memory technique.The memory palace helps them with their critical thinking.Even when using memory techniques, you still need to review the information while studying.How Cathy and Alex Mullen use the memory techniques when memorizing AnatomyDigestive Tract – Foregut, Midgut, HindgutThey stored and encoded the foregut references on the ceiling. Celiac Nerve = ceiling. Vagus Nerve = Vegas Sign on ceiling. Foregut = the number 4 or a forearm.We talked about creating memory palaces and how to use locations in order to memorize the school material to make studying easier.We discussed whether or not they reuse locations and memory palaces to learn new information along the same path that they’ve created associations for already using that path.In continuation with the Digestive tract. Midgut: Superior Mesenteric Artery = Lionel Messi Celebrating. HindGut: Inferior Mesenteric Artery = Messi injured.How they memorize pharmacology material. Pelvic Nerve = Elvis (pelvic thrust)Do they ever reuse images for other things that might have similar sounding words associated with the med terms.Pharmacology Examples - Penicillin: Amoxicillin = Ammo Shells.Side effects for Penicillin - Hypersensitivity reaction = Donald TrumpBio-Chemistry Medical Terminology – Aspartate, Glycine, Glutamine, THF (Tetrahydrofolate)Aspartate = AsphaltGlycine = IceGlutamine = GlutesTHF = Four Foals (horses)Spaced repetition study software:Anki – http://www.AnkiSRS.netQuizlet – http://www.Quizlet.comGreat Time Management and Productivity Method: Pomodoro TechniqueThis study tip technique requires the student to study for a set period of time without distractions and then take a break for about 5 minutes in which Alex recommends that you reward yourself during that time. He likes to read a book or watch videos during his breaks. After a few homework study times and breaks sets, you want to then take an extended break for about 15 minutes before starting the cycle over again.Another tip for success in Med School is to create and keep a consistent daily schedule.Find out more about Cathy and Alex Mullen’s Memory Training and Education programs at: http://www.MullenMemory.comStay Up!Keep LearningKeep GrowingAchieve and Accelerated and Empowered Mind-Luis Angel EcheverriaYour AE Mind Memory Coach--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ryzzun/support

1hr 14mins

7 Sep 2019

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Medical Students Cathy and Alex Mullen on Memory Techniques in Med School

Smarter Brain Now

AEMind.com | Medical Students Cathy and Alex Mullen on Memory Techniques in Med SchoolFree Better Memory Now Guide ▶ www.BetterMemoryGuide.comMullen Memory ▶ www.MullenMemory.com// Follow AE Mind | Luis Angel //Subscribe: www.youtube.com/aemindPodcast: www.aemind.com/podcastLike @ www.facebook.com/aemind1Follow @ www.twitter.com/aemindIG: www.instagram.com/AE.Mind// Notes//Alex Mullen and Cathy Mullen on Memory Techniques in SchoolThey met in pre-school in Mississippi.How they’ve worked together in other projects prior to Mullen Memory, such as the science fair.Cathy went to Princeton and Alex went to John Hopkins. They are now medical students at the University of Mississippi.They weren’t as successful with applying the memory techniques to their studies in the beginning.They both made refinements in order to help them apply the memorization skills to learning their class material while at med school.Take notes on how they’re memorizing the information in university.Now they think through the concepts first before applying a memory technique.The memory palace helps them with their critical thinking.Even when using memory techniques, you still need to review the information while studying.How Cathy and Alex Mullen use the memory techniques when memorizing AnatomyDigestive Tract – Foregut, Midgut, HindgutThey stored and encoded the foregut references on the ceiling. Celiac Nerve = ceiling. Vagus Nerve = Vegas Sign on ceiling. Foregut = the number 4 or a forearm.We talked about creating memory palaces and how to use locations in order to memorize the school material to make studying easier.We discussed whether or not they reuse locations and memory palaces to learn new information along the same path that they’ve created associations for already using that path.In continuation with the Digestive tract. Midgut: Superior Mesenteric Artery = Lionel Messi Celebrating. HindGut: Inferior Mesenteric Artery = Messi injured.How they memorize pharmacology material. Pelvic Nerve = Elvis (pelvic thrust)Do they ever reuse images for other things that might have similar sounding words associated with the med terms.Pharmacology Examples - Penicillin: Amoxicillin = Ammo Shells.Side effects for Penicillin - Hypersensitivity reaction = Donald TrumpBio-Chemistry Medical Terminology – Aspartate, Glycine, Glutamine, THF (Tetrahydrofolate)Aspartate = AsphaltGlycine = IceGlutamine = GlutesTHF = Four Foals (horses)Spaced repetition study software:Anki – http://www.AnkiSRS.netQuizlet – http://www.Quizlet.comGreat Time Management and Productivity Method: Pomodoro TechniqueThis study tip technique requires the student to study for a set period of time without distractions and then take a break for about 5 minutes in which Alex recommends that you reward yourself during that time. He likes to read a book or watch videos during his breaks. After a few homework study times and breaks sets, you want to then take an extended break for about 15 minutes before starting the cycle over again.Another tip for success in Med School is to create and keep a consistent daily schedule.Find out more about Cathy and Alex Mullen’s Memory Training and Education programs at: http://www.MullenMemory.comStay Up!Keep LearningKeep GrowingAchieve and Accelerated and Empowered Mind-Luis Angel EcheverriaYour AE Mind Memory Coach

1hr 14mins

1 Sep 2019

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02 Memory Palaces basics w/ Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen

Medical Mnemonist (from MedSchoolCoach)

Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen of Mullen Memory discuss memory palaces. Chase DiMarco hosts The Medical Mnemonist podcast episode: Memory Palaces basics with Mullen Memory’s Alex Mullen & Cathy Chen.

21mins

14 Jan 2019

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2X20 Alex Mullen

Let's Talk Jackson: Jackson, Mississippi

2X20 Alex Mullen by Jackson Free Press

25mins

28 Jun 2018

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Superhuman Memory with Alex Mullen 2 Time World Memory Champion

Influencers

Welcome to Influencers! Alex Mullen, 2-time World Memory Champion, was a mild-mannered student but after picking up a book on memory tricks he challenged himself to become superhuman and develop the greatest memory of any living person. Surprisingly, this is a learned skill that anyone can master. On this episode of Influencers, discover how you can have that perfect memory you have always wanted.

29mins

23 Oct 2017

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