How Your Brain Works: A Memory Challenge

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In order to illustrate the amazing power of patterns, let’s try a fun little memory challenge in four parts…

Part 1. Memorize the following letter/symbol pairs…

Give yourself about 30 seconds to do so, then scroll down to Part 2…

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Part 2. Count backwards from 42 to 0 by 3s…

42… 39… 36… 33… 30… 27… 24… 21… 18… 15… 12… 9… 6… 3… 0… After you count down to zero, scroll down to Part 3…

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Part 3. Test Your Memory…

What shapes correspond to each of the following letters?

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When you are finished or can’t stand it anymore, scroll down to Part 4…

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The Point: No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to forget the effortless connection you just made. In fact, it is highly likely that you will “remember” this connection a week, a year, or twenty years from now! Got it? Good!

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