Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Atomic Memory Techniques from Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov

Meet Daniel Kilov, a mental athlete, who holds the national record for memory in abstract images.

On episode 31 we have mental athlete Daniel Kilov joining us. He has been featured on TedX, written for the Mensa journal, TableAus and has performed in several Australian memory championships. Daniel holds the national record for memory in abstract images, and is a PhD-candidate at Australia National University.


05:38 Levels of Sophistication of Different Memory Techniques & Atomic Techniques Learned from Ancient Mnemonists

09:16 Encoding vs Storing Memories: Associations, Peg Systems, Memory Palaces, and more.

12:23 The Limitations of the Memory Palace for Complex Material and Medical Courses

16:21 Memory Techniques from Around the World & Expanding on Western Art of Memory

19:30 Drills, Exercises, and Mentorship to Prevent Memory Mistakes

21:52 Proper Mnemonic Stories Require Simplicity & Not Settling for Only Common Techniques


27:31 Just 3 Wishes


You can also find more of Daniel’s videos and resources at or contact him by email.

Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of MedEd University, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist & Rounds to Residency podcasts creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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