Towards a virtual memory palace


Conference Paper

© 2019 IEEE. Mnemonics is a powerful tool to assist memorization of a large amount of complex information. Amongst the different techniques, memory palace, also known as the method of Loci, presents significant results in enhancing memory performance for massive lists of numbers, objects and even texts. Substantial research has been conducted to determine both the validity of applying this complex technique in education, as well as that of applying VR to ease the process of learning this technique. Experiments have shown auspicious results suggesting that a virtual environment helps with spatial memory enhancements. However, previous studies have not investigated factors such as training participants over several stages of learning or including interactivity in the virtual environment. The objective of this pilot project is to assess such effects systematically and suggest several guidelines for improving future studies on virtual memory palace.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, AC; Lee, BHJ; Kopper, R

Published Date

  • March 1, 2019

Published In

  • 26th Ieee Conference on Virtual Reality and 3d User Interfaces, Vr 2019 Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 1046 - 1047

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781728113777

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/VR.2019.8797836

Citation Source

  • Scopus