Harry Villegas came to Chester Santos, a.k.a. The International Man of Memory, unable to remember even three numbers in a row. He asked Chester to help change that. One year later Villegas competed alongside the 2008 U.S. Memory Champion in NYC and memorized 76 random numbers and 40 cards.
For most, smart phones have become a second brain. Especially when it comes to storing contact information. Thousands of names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers. The problem is that as technology allows us to do more and more, it hurts our cognitive skills. Chester Santos, The International Man of Memory, who devotes his life to helping people restore their ability to process thoughts and sharpen memory skills says that he is amazed at the negative impact technology has made on the mind. "It has gotten so bad that not only do people not remember their contact's numbers, but I've met many people who can't even...