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18 July, 2016 - 21:11 By Kate Sweeney

Firm raising crowdfunding to build memory palaces

Cambridge technology company Linguisticator is bidding to raise £10,000 funding capital on Kickstarter. In just three days the company hit its initial £3k crowdfunding target.

Linguisticator claims to have a world lead providing systematic, step-by-step guidance in how to use spatial memory techniques to learn large and complex subjects such as entire languages with incredible speed and full retention. It is developing Macunx VR, a new platform for building memory palaces in 3D and virtual reality – technology the company says is crucial to help sufferers of conditions such as dyslexia.

Founder Dr Aaron Ralby said: “Spatial learning comes naturally to all of us because we live in a 3-dimensional world. By creating Macunx VR, we are making it possible for people to apply their innate power of spatial learning to quickly mastering large and complex subjects, from languages to medicine.

“We’re also really excited about the applications this has for people with dyslexia. The results of our trials with dyslexic children have been incredibly positive and even more dramatic than we expected. As people, we are very good at remembering places we've been and things we've seen. We are not so good at remembering text and numbers.” 

Linguisticator’s goal is to make the complex subjects accessible, fun, and easy to learn. It wants to empower people to learn anything quickly and effectively using memory palaces in VR.

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