This week on The Gralien Report, our dispatches continue as we kick things off looking at the mystery of dark energy, and whether it’s really something that’s required in order to understand the workings of the universe. We also get an update on the search for Nessie, the famous alleged beast of Loch Ness: could a forthcoming DNA test prove, once and for all, whether she really exists?

Then in the second hour, Mike Migliore joins us to talk about the upcoming Ancient Mysteries Cruise, and we delve into a bit of discussion of the strange (and slightly drunken) ghosts of the British Isles, asking whether they can turn up in pictures on occasion. Then rounding out the hour, we look at the enigmas of human thought, and individuals who can enter a “mind palace” similar to Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Many people are able to develop an incredible ability to recall sequences and other things, although some individuals seem to be born with incredible capacities for memory. Is it indeed something that one must be born with, or can practice lead to the ability to build a “mind palace”, and increase the natural ability to remember past events?

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

One Reply to “TGR 04.03.17. Mastermind: Entering The “Mind Palace””

  1. It is my own idea that memory is for new experiences you are supposed to have and that the stability of our lives and repeating routines renders memories function increasingly obsolete. Basically that the mind doesn’t need to form new memories if you are not experiencing new things. This is why I consistently change my patterns plus I saw the movie hunting humans about a serial killer who picks victims off easily because all people have patterns. Pop culture has been the method I use personally to piece my memories together correctly. But my life was chaos so if you lived in one place your whole life it might be a little more difficult but there are many methods you can use. Then again I just thought about the fact that you have to have memories of the things that help you rememberin the first place to use them? I lived in a lot of different places and have memories of playing with/receiving certain toys, watching certain T.V. programs, and having a large family of film buffs going to movies a lot. These things are all easily researched and I could find exact dates toys were released and when tv shows aired. Coupled with remembering the places I lived at the time I was able to place exactly when I had seen or received an item and I have been able to string together memories all the way back to 2-3 years of age. Now I guess this seems as though it is merely chronological order but the placing of memories to me in their correct order actually helps me remember more and more clearly. People do indeed say I have an excellent memory. Another thing is I have just as many memories of my dreams. But I can’t explain any method or material connection to a real time, place, or thing that can explain how I literally have memories from almost every single dream I have had since the age of 4?

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