The secret behind the app is the memory palace technique which was the subject of the New York Times best-seller Moonwalking with Einstein.
Imagine being able to remember a complex subject as easily as remembering a videogame experience.
It may sound hard to believe, but a recent YouTube video shows an early user doing just that. Most incredibly, the video also shows her remembering the presidents backwards as well as forwards, and even recalling a specific president when given just a number.
The secret behind the app is the memory palace technique which was the subject of the New York Times best-seller Moonwalking with Einstein and which has also been popularized by the hit BBC TV show Sherlock.
The company, Memory Palace, Inc., a Parallel18 start-up, recently released the US History app for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The first ten Presidents are free to download with a 99¢ in-app purchase unlocking the rest — a special 75% launch discount off the regular $3.99 price.
The company is also currently running a research campaign, giving limited Key Tokens that allow users to try the premium version for free in exchange for honest reviews and feedback. For journalists or anyone else interested, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.