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September 2017

Luba memory boards.

Luba people of West Africa use a well-documented memory board known as a lukasa. Previous researchers have claimed that the ‘men of memory’ of the Mbudye society would spend years learning a vast corpus of stories, dances and songs associated with the bead and shells attached to a piece of carved wood. This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory – Lynne Kelly | Aeon Ideas In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn… Read More »Luba memory boards.