Memrise is down at the moment for the final in a series of database migrations (see here for more information on this). This is causing painful withdrawal symptoms in Memrisers across the world, for which we are deeply sorry.

While we await the return of Memrise, and to keep our minds stimulated, we’re going to hold some live discussions in the comments section beneath.

The first discussion we’d like to propose is around memory, and I’m here to answer your questions. I’m Memrise’s resident “Grandmaster of Memory”- I trained myself to be able to learn a 1000 digit number in an hour, and I was the coach to Josh Foer when he won the US Memory Championships after a year’s training.

I’ve long been fascinated with the art and history of memory, and have studied it a good deal, so if you have any questions about human memory, about how to train your memory or about anything related- do please post them in the comments section below, and I’ll respond as quickly as I can!

Many thanks again for your patience while we get Memrise back up and running.