Sherlock’s Mind Palace


You might remember a few days ago I wrote extensively about memory techniques including the “Method of Loci” or the “Memory Palace” technique of Simonides.

I was quite shocked but pleased to discover last night that in the second season of the BBC’s modernized television adaptation of Sherlock Holmes that they referenced the memory palace (although they call it the “mind” palace).

Since it was relevant to what I just wrote about that I decided to upload the clip, which you can see below:

Not shown in this clip is Sherlock actually accessing the “mind palace” because it’s hard to show such things visually and so the director chose to make Sherlock look a bit like a spasmodic orchestra conductor surfing the internet as he scanned his memories. Still though, the technique is genuine and I was glad to see it used in an interesting new way.

I don’t however have any memory of the Arthur C. Doyle Sherlock Holmes ever using this technique but I could be wrong. Why? Because my memory isn’t that good ;)

UPDATE: Okay it looks like YouTube is pitching a bitch so the Trilulilu link is here to the same video.

About these ads

Tagged as: , , , , , ,

1 Response »

  1. I love that show. Best version of Moriarty ever!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: