Fusion-io and Memory Champion Climb for Memory

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Fusion-io has teamed up with two-time U.S. Memory Champion in support for Climb For Memory charity and for the goal of showing the importance of memory both in our minds and datacenters. Nelson Dellis, the memory champion will be climbing Mount Everest and taking various memory challenges on the way in order to see how extreme conditions can affect our memory.

“We are interested in the effects of altitude on mental performance to help develop a better understanding of memory,” said one of the Washington University psychologists, Mary Pyc. “There are very few studies of this sort in the scientific literature, and we’re pleased to be working with Nelson to evaluate the impact of altitude on a mental athlete to advance our understanding of the biological science of memory.”

Upon returning from the mountain, the scientists from the Washington University will be studying the results of Dellis’ memory tasks and his mental performance during the climb.

Every time Dellis reaches another based camp, similar challenges to what he’s taking will also be posted at www.fusionio.com/memorychallenge. The website will also be providing memory training videos for all of us. In addition to all that, the website includes blog posts by Dellis as well as 3D video view of the north trail Dellis will trek from mid-April to mid-May.

Climb for Memory is a charity promoting awareness and raising funds for Alzheimer’s disease.

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