Source: Business Insider
BY MYELLE LANSAT
- Dr. Sudip Bose is a former major in the US Army and is an Iraq Warveteran.
- In 2002, he achieved a near-perfect score on the medical-board exam. To prepare, Dr. Bose would quiz himself frequently, spacing out information and scrambling the order in which he learned it.
- He told Business Insider how he uses those same memory tricks today to remember names or give presentations as a public speaker.
The human brain has 100 billion neurons making trillions of connections – but somehow, you still can’t remember your new coworker’s name.
“I remember things in ridiculous ways,” Dr. Sudip Bose told Business Insider. “I mean, I have a mnemonic to get dressed in the morning, like UPS: underwear, pants, socks.”
In 2002, Dr. Bose achieved a near-perfect score on the medical-board exam, out-scoring 3,650 other test takers. To prepare, he would quiz himself frequently, spacing out information and scrambling the order in which he learned it. Dr. Bose is also a former major in the US Army (he’s an Iraq War veteran known for treating Saddam Hussein after US capture), and he told Business Insider a lot of his memorization techniques came from military training – he would picture his drill sergeant in front of him when he studied.