A Polish man named Piotr Wozniak created an algorithm to help him commit things to memory. He found it to so effective that he created software and a web site to help others use his algorithm to improve their recall. He dubbed it SuperMemo.
I tried out the software and the web site to give myself a refresher on geography, Spanish and French. I didn’t have any huge results because it was hard to stick with it. I can see how it would work, but it was tedious and boring. If you’re determined enough to stick with it though, you’re likely to have positive results.
You can read the full article at Wired.