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Chester Santos The International Man of Memory


International Man of Memory Tackles U.S. Congress With the Largest Memory Training Demonstration in History

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, a.k.a. "The International Man of Memory," has memorized details about every single member of the 535-person United States Congress, including each Senator's and Congressperson's first name, last name, state, district number, assigned Congressional Committees, and special positions held within those committees.

This totals well over 4,000 pieces of data stored in his mind like a computer. This event, the largest scale memory training demonstration in U.S. history, will occur at the USA National Memory Championship on Saturday, March 24th in the Con Edison Auditorium, 4 Irving Place, New York City. For details, visit:

Members of the media and anyone interested in witnessing the results of a highly trained memory are welcome to attend. This Championship is dedicated to providing an understanding of the unlimited abilities of the human brain, and offering a forum for mental athletes to compete in the most fundamental skill of mental ability: memory.

How Mr. Santos Helps People Worldwide

Santos, a San Franciscan resident, helps people from around the world unlock the extraordinary power of their minds, and hopes that this demonstration will inspire others to realize what is possible from engaging in mental exercise and training. He would like to put this feat of memory on display throughout the United States in order to help promote memory improvement and mental fitness.

Santos says, "A demonstration this vast is timely, relevant, and needed more than ever as politicians forget important details during debates, as people become too dependent on electronic devices, and as Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia are on the rise. In fact, research has consistently proven that mental exercise is beneficial to cognitive health and that memory is something that we can improve over time."

He adds, "People need to realize that they can do so much more with their brains by learning memory training techniques that are not lengthy or arduous, but rather fun and easy for anyone to do."

Santos helps individuals improve their memory and mental fitness through his public workshops, an audio/Web course, his best-selling iPhone application, and private consultations. In addition, he helps associations, universities, and other types of organizations by providing entertaining and educational speeches, presentations, seminars, and workshops. Finally, Santos assists companies of all sizes by training their employees to tap into the full potential of their most valuable asset: their minds.

More About Chester Santos

Chester Santos is one of the world's foremost experts on memory training. He's honed his memory skills at the USA Memory Championship over the years and won the event in 2008.

As a professional speaker, coach, and corporate trainer in the area of memory improvement and mental fitness, he's helped thousands of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind.

Santos has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, CNN, and various other television, radio, and print media all over the world.

He has spoken for groups of CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, and prestigious universities, including: the Royal University for Women in Bahrain, the Haas Graduate School of Business in Berkeley, and Harvard University. He's working on a new book about memory improvement and brain fitness due out in 2013. His iPhone application, "Steel Trap," was featured by Apple and became an instant global best seller.


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