World Mental Olympics

Melik Duyar who is famous for his memory shows in some TV channels and a world memory champion of "Memorization of Paintings and Images (photographic memory)" category, is also the founder of "MEMORIAD" (World Mental Calculation, Memory & Photographic Reading Olympics).

​Melik Duyar is known as the person who started to teach the concept of "Memory and Brain Training" for the first time in Turkey and the first person starting to give courses about this subject in Turkey in 1991. In those years Melik Duyar was called as MR. Memory by the Turkish public and he has a web site named

​Duyar who was graduated from Civil Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1980 in Turkey, completed his masters degree in this subject and passed additional mechanical engineering courses as a special student. In 1986, he studied "Public Administration" in Kuala Lumpur INTAN Institute with a scholarship by Malaysian Government.

​Between 1988 and 1989, he had post graduate education in the University of Minnesota on the subject of "Economy" and took one year "Leadership Training" courses under Hubert Humphrey Scholarship by the USA Government. In those years he started to deal with scientific studies about memorization and speed learning skills, and then in 1994, he won a gold medal in the "Memorization of Paintings and Images (photographic memory)" category in World Memory Championship arranged by the Brain Foundation in London. Duyar who became also third in " HOUR CARDS" and " FLIGHT DISK CHALLENGE" categories in that same championship, received two silver medals, also became fourth of the world in the "HOUR NUMBER" category in the same year. Melik Duyar was also shown in the first top 10 mental athletes in the world by the book named "Buzan’s Book of Genius" published in 1994 in England.

​Mr. Duyar also completed another masters degree in the major of "European Union Economy" in the Exeter University in England with Jean Monnet scholarship of European Union between 1993 - 94.

​Duyar who worked as the Training Center Manager in Iskenderun Iron and Steel Factories and worked as "Master Trainer" in some projects of the World Bank, focused on memory, speed learning, brain training, development of mental potential and creative thinking techniques from about 1988 and he has been still executing studies about these subjects and preparing new works and giving seminars and conferences. He also has several software, hardware, training and publishing companies.

Melik Duyar, currently being the chairman of the MEMORIAD World World Mental Olympics Committee, is dedicated himself both to develop "World Memory Olympics" in the world and to raise money in this area in order to distribute it as prizes to the winners of Memoriads.

​Melik Duyar is also giving courses like "Remembering Names and Faces", "Effective Brain Usage" and "Creative Thinking Techniques" in the War Academies, Police Academy and National Intelligence Organization in Turkey. His more than 20 books were published in Turkish, Arabic, Russian & English languages.

Mr. Melik Duyar appeared as Memoriad chairman along with several Memoriad World Mental Olympics Committee registerded "memory" and "mental calculation" titles  in "Mind  and Memory" pages of "Guinness World Records 2014" book.


"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.Salvador Dali

  • Family comes first.
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Being just is a must. 




My Values 

"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.Oscar Wilde

"The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.​Friedrich Nietzsche


"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.​Michel de Montaigne

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.​Dante Alighieri

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.​​Charles R. Swindoll

"I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and -- I can't remember what the third thing is.​Fred Allen

"Creditors have better memories than debtors.​Benjamin Franklin

"The true art of memory is the art of attention.​Samuel Johnson

"Never memorize something that you can look up.​Albert Einstein

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.Cicero

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.Milan Kundera