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Mar 16, 2020

Host Kevin Patton chats with mnemonist (memory expert) Chase DiMarco, who helps medical students learn. DiMarco describes how to use memory palaces in learning human anatomy and physiology.

00:44 | Introducing Chase DiMarco
02:33 | Sponsored by AAA (Silverthorn toast)
03:53 | What Is a Memory Palace?
11:44 | Sponsored by HAPI
12:07 | Building a Memory Palace
22:53 | Sponsored by HAPS
23:16 | Helping our Students
27:51 | Staying Connected


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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)


Introducing Chase DiMarco

2 minutes

Chase DiMarco is memory expert (mnemonist), medical education entrepreneur, MBA, and MD-PhD candidate. He specializes in helping medical and health sciences students succeed in learning and remembering large amounts of information in a short time. Which is what these students need, right?

Chase DiMarco


Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

A toast:

  • Congratulations 🥂 to Dee Silverthorn's induction as a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomy (FAAA)!
  • And to ALL the new members of the Fellows Circle!

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What Is a Memory Palace?

8 minutes

A "memory palace" is a mnemonic device or technique in which a learner imagines a location such as a house or room and places concepts or terms to be remembered at specific locations within it. This helps a person remember a large group of things by remembering their location in the imagined location.

This technique is also called "method of loci"—and bunch of other synonyms that one would need a memory palace to remember.

Memory Palace video


Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction


Building a Memory Palace

11 minutes

Memory palaces are one of the tools in the toolbox that we can offer our A&P students. This one takes Practice. Practice. Practice. —but can really pay off in increased retention and retrieval!

vastus lateralis muscle


Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Don't forget the HAPS Awards, which provide assistance for participating in the HAPS Annual Conference.

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