USA Memory Championship Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Finals at MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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USA Memory Championship at the MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research will include both the final competition for the 2018 USA Memory Champion and a program of speakers including neuroscientists and mental athletes on July 14, 2018, at 1 pm EST at the Kresge Auditorium, MIT.

The USA Memory Championship is celebrating its 20th anniversary finals at MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research on July 14, 2018, at 1 pm at the Kresge Auditorium, MIT. The 2018 event has 13 finalists competing for this year’s championship, including former USA Memory Champions as well as several high school students all taking part in the most challenging feats of memory ever before presented. In addition to the memory challenges, the program includes neuroscientists Bob Desimone, Director of the MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Robert Ajemian, from MIT; and Chris Baldassano, professor, Columbia University. The program also features Chester Santos, former USA Memory Champion, Jim Karol nationally recognized as one of the world’s top 10 mentalists, and E. M. Kaye, who at age 70 is the oldest person to ever compete in the USA Memory Championship to raise awareness for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

“This is a groundbreaking event,” says Tony Dottino, Founder of the USA Memory Championship. “Not only are we celebrating our 20th anniversary and crowning a new USA Memory Champion, but we are delighted in holding this event at the prestigious McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.” When asked if anyone can enter the USA Memory Championship and improve their memory skills, Dottino said, “Myth number one, is that you’re either born with a good memory or not. The fact is that memory is a skill you can develop. I encourage everyone to add memory skills to their daily learning. To learn how you can enter please visit our website at http://www.USAMemoryChampionship.com.”

About the USA Memory Championship: The USA Memory Championship is a tournament of memory challenges, founded by Tony Dottino to demonstrate that there is far more that can be done to improve memory than anyone thought possible. Since its founding, USA Memory Masters have set national and international records. The USAMC has been televised by HDTV and the Discovery Network. It has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.

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