Honors and Awards etc.

1999

 

Nomination for the „Brain of the Year 1999“ prize of 20.000 £ (e.g. with Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg)

9/00

 

Appearance in “Die große Show der Sieger(with e.g. Michelle, Hans Klok, and Kelly Family)

12/00

 

Honored with the title „Bayer des Jahres(“Bavarian VIP person No.1 of the year”)

6/01

 

Awarded with the “Gold badge” for outstanding athletic performances in track (“Mehrkampfabzeichen”)

5-8/01

 

Computer tomography of Dr. Karsten´s brain in action (University Tübingen & Institute of Neurology London)

1/02

 

TV memory coach No. 1 (teaching superstar Verona Feldbusch live on TV with
~ 12 million spectators)

Press Articles and Books

1998

 

Stern (35/98), Bild der Wissenschaft (11/98

1999

 

Puncto (13/99), Bunte (25/99), Focus (24/99), 7 Tage (7/99), Focus (26/99) and numerous daily newspapers, such as SZ, FAZ etc., book "Besser Denken, Besser Leben" (foreword author, 1999)

2000

 

Welt am Sonntag (26.3.), book „Galileo“ (photo/portrait, 2000), SZ (portrait, 7.8.), Spiegel (portrait and author of a memorizing test, 28.8.), Guinness Book of World Records 2001, 3M-Magazin (12/00), GQ (interview, 12/00)

2001

 

Max (interview + photo, 10/2001), Focus (interview + photo, 24/2001), Süddeutsche Zeitung (portrait + photo, 12.6.), numerous newspapers (6/2001), book „Brain Walking“ (short portrait, 2001), Hörzu (6.7.01, reportage + photo), Zeit (interview + photo, 23.8.), Focus (interview + photo, 27.8.), SZ (interview, 29.8.)

2002

 

Bild am Sonntag (reportage + foto, 6.1.), die aktuelle (reportage, 14.1.), die aktuelle (author of a memory course serial, since 28.1.), capital (2.5.), book („success memory“, 8/2002, author), FAZ (26.8.), FHM (interview, 12/02), Lufthansa-Magazin (photo, portrait, 12/02)

2003

 

Nature Neuroscience (“Routes to remembering: the brains behind superior memory”, Vol.6,1 S.90-95), Spiegel-online (seminar report, 14.2.)

2004

 

Wochenend (report, 2.1.), Thüringer Allge. (11.3., reportage), TLZ (report, 3.8.) Reader´s Digest (9/04, WM report)

2005

 

Neon (Interview, May 2005), SZ (17.8.), Welt (17.8.)

2006

 

Discovery News (American edition 4/06), Bella (interview, 19/06)

2007

 

Die Welt, SZ, FAZ etc. (9/07), Gulf Daily News (2.9.), Bild (4.9.), Focus, (34/07), Bunte (27.9.), Revue (1.11.)

2008

 

Hamburger Abendblatt (interview, 29.3.), Apotheken Umschau (1.6.), The Times (9.8.)

2009

 

PM (March), Gong (19/09), (chapter in the book „Das Genie in mir“ (The Genius within myself)

2010

 

Salzburger News (18.4., report & foto), Thüringer Top-Magazin (April-June, 3 page interview), Financial Times (May, interview)

Appearances on TV/radio

1998

 

Bayerisches Fernsehen (Bavaria Magazin, 21.7.), Bayerisches Fernsehen (Abendschau, 25.8.), RTL (Stern TV with Günther Jauch, 9.12.), PRO 7 (Galileo, 4.2.)

1999

 

TV-München (Unterwegs, 10.4.), PRO 7 (Galileo, 7.6.), SAT 1 (Harald-Schmidt-Show, 8.6.), Bayerisches Fernsehen (Quer, 10.6.), SAT 1 (Frühstücksfernsehen, 23.6.), Deutsche Welle (worldwide transmission of Germany Today [portrait], 23.8.), ARD (Guinness-Show, 6.11.), RTL (Stern TV, 17.11.)

2000

 

SAT 1 (Frühstücksfernsehen, 30.7.), ZDF (Volle Kanne, Susanne, 31.7.), ARD (Regionales [Porträt], 1.8.) SAT 1 (Regional-Report, 2.8.), Deutsche Welle (worldwide transmission of Germany Today [portrait], 19.8.), ZDF (Die große Show der Sieger, 28.9.), ARD (Regionales [portrait], 29.12.) Bayern 3 (Bayern des Jahres [portrait], 30.12.)

2001

 

Channel 6 (France (Paris), E=M6, mnemonic expert, 20.2.), Channel 2 (Czech Republic (Prague), interview, 2.7.) 3Sat (Nano – Weltmeisterschaft der Superhirne, 27.8), SAT1 (Planetopia, „Mind Sports Olympiad – Die WM der Superhirne“, 2.9.), PRO7 (Focus TV, Topic: IQ, 9.10.)

2002

 

RTL (Punkt 12, 7.1.), RTL (Explosiv 8.1.), RTL (Grips-Show 20.1.), RTL (Extra, 21.1.), RTL (Stern-TV, 23.1.), ARD (Fit im Kopf, portrait+ in seminar 27.3.), Bayerisches Fernsehen (Telekolleg Psychologie), ZDF (Mittagsmagazin, 9.8.), ZDF (J. B. Kerner-Show, 10.9.), NDR (Aktuelle Schaubude, 18.10.)

2003

 

Deutschland Radio (guest, 18.1.), Bayerisches Fernsehen (interview), SWR1 (Leute, 21.7.), WDR5 (12.9.)

2004

 

ARD (Fliege, 2.2. [Live-Gedächtnistrainer]), RBB (Talk-Gast, 14.2.), RTL (Mittagsjournal, 1.3., [Experten-Interview]), RTL (Future Trend, Reportage German open, 23.8.)

2005

 

Kika (Tigerentenclub, 19.2., interview and memorising demonstration), Hygiene Museum Dresden (game exposition), hr TV (Service: Fit im Kopf, 21.4.), French TV (interview & world record trial, recording 1.12)

2006

 

MDR TV (Hauptsache Gesund, 23.9.), hr TV (Expert interview, Service: trends, 25.10.)

2007

 

Chinese TV (1.2., news), NDR (DAS!, 25.2., interview), SWR (Kaffee oder Tee, 8.3.), ARD/Kika (Tigerentenclub, 30.6.), MDR (Hier ab vier, 2.7.)

2008

 

Channel 5 (UK) documentary (“The mentalists”)

2009

 

Clever spezial (memory performance & interview, 21.1.), Canadian TV (reportage WM), Times Online (20.11)

2010

 

Japanese TV (Wonder, portrait 6.2.), SWR 4 (27.5.), NDR 2 (28.7.) Deutschlandfunk (Nov.)

Aims and Visions

-

 

Integration of seminars about „Mnemo techniques and learning strategies“ into schools and universities

-

 

Foundation of Mental Sport Clubs throughout Germany

-

 

Establishment of a national teams in Memory Sport financially supported by the government

-

 

Net of National Memory Championships throughout the world

-

 

Huge shift of sponsoring activities from physical sport to mental sport      overall media impact:

-

 

Introduction of Mental and Memory Sport into the Olympic Games 2020      >100 million people