Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Memory Palace Excuses/Solutions, Meditations & Habit Stacking with Anthony Metivier

Dr. Anthony Metivier is a prolific speaker, bestselling author, and creator of the Magnetic Memory Method. This is his third time guesting on the podcast and joins us today to discuss the Magnetic Memory Method, overcoming obstacles to retention and common memory misconceptions.

2:15 About Anthony’s TEDx Talk and New Book ‘The Victorious Mind’

4:13 Memory Palaces: Spatial Mnemonics to Promote Retention

6:45 Overcoming Excuses to Create Memory Techniques

7:29 The Magnetic Method: Creating Reliable Retention and Repelling the Unnecessary

11:03 The ‘Bad Memory’ Misconception and How to Conquer it

12:15 The Benefits of Utilizing Memory Techniques Beyond Learning

13:00 Understanding That Fun Should not be a Requirement for Learning

16:08 Building Systems That Require Participation to Reach Your Goals

19:09 Creating Your Goals: Doing Due Diligence to Understand Your Path

22:20 Pre-Planning: Decreasing Cognitive Load by Creating Visual Dictionaries

24:35 Multi-Sensory Dictionary Creation

30:25 Re-visitation Pattern Retention

33:25 Space Repetition vs. Memory Palace Techniques: There is No Universal Tool

36:30 Meditations: Reducing the Self-Referential Inner Narrative



Information about Dr. Metivier and the Magnetic Memory Method can be found here at Also, check out his recent TedX Talk!

Anthony’s free course can be found here:

If you would like to apply for his full Masterclass, feel free to use my affiliate link!


The Victorious Mind: How to Master Memory, Meditations and Mental Well-Being by Dr. Anthony Metivier

Anthony Metivier Amazon Author Page

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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