Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Developing Advanced Memory Techniques with Dr. Lev Goldentouch of KeyToStudy – Part 1

Dr. Lev Goldentouch discusses advanced memory and speed reading techniques.

Dr. Lev Goldentouch is an accelerated learning practitioner and instructor. He has developed advanced memory and speed reading techniques that are unique to his methodologies. He is also the author or Key to Study Skills, and co-developer of the very popular Become a Superlearner course. His wife Anna also provides one-on-one training for those looking to become masters of their learning!


Invoking Curiosity is a Key to Accelerated Learning & What are the “Keys To Study”

Visualization for Creative Images → Mind Maps, Memory Palaces → Mental Cities, Mental Forests

Learn Memorization Before Speed Reading & Use a Step By Step Method For Speed and Comprehension

Using Person-Action-Object (PAO Method) and 7-Group Chunking for Creating Visualizations & Mind Mapping and Memory Palaces for Larger Associations

How to Avoid Mental Barriers with Visual Mnemonic Creation: Relaxation, Creativity, and Setting Proper Expectations to Create a Visual Dictionary

The Etymology Method and Osborne’s Checklist for Creativity & Anchor Markers → Linking Markers → Hyperlinking for Complex Visualizations

Pre-reading and Brainstorming Visuals to Build Interest BEFORE Reading the Text

Starting Exercises for Student Training: Free Tools and Schedules + Personalized Mentorship

Speed Reading Obstacles and Mistakes to Avoid & Visualizations vs Associations vs Visual Markers

You can view more of Lev’s materials via his blog, Amazon page, or email him personally for a quick response.

If you would like to try a few of the techniques first, here is a list of affiliate links you should definitely try to advance your skill level:

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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