Human Memory Augmentation
NeverMind is an interface and application designed to support human memory. We combine the memory palace memorization method with augmented reality technology to create a tool to help anyone memorize more effectively. Early experiments conducted with a prototype of NeverMind suggest that the long-term memory recall accuracy of sequences of items is nearly tripled compared to paper-based memorization tasks. With this project, we hope to make the memory palace method accessible to novices and demonstrate one way augmented reality can support learning.
NeverMind Concept Video
Spatial navigation and Augmented Reality
The real 3D environment is used as the scene for the memory palace and the content to remember is overlaid in augmented reality; visual and experiential learning facilitates memorization.
To memorize, go on a route you are familiar with. The physical route you take will be used as the scenes of the memory palace.
Use the NeverMind app to play an existing list of items. Users can also set up a new one with online images or the phone’s camera.
Drop each image of the list of items at each of the locations you visit.
To recall the content, imagine yourself retracing the same path you used to memorize the list of items.