Simon Critchley on Memory Palaces

May 27, 2016

Before the Internet, a good memory wasn't just useful; it was prized as a sign of intelligence. And there were memory geniuses who developed mental tricks for storing information. Philosopher and novelist Simon Critchley delves into the fascinating history of the memory palace, which once promised almost God-like wisdom.



So exciting! Grenouille in the book and Perfume, used memory palace to store scents.