Advice on memorization and memory improvement

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Cm0k

13 August 2017

Coding abstractions.

How do you encode abstract concepts? Here’s an example: “Logic is the science of rules and forms of correct construction of thoughts. Thinking is a mediated and generalized cognition of reality.”

And I see that the definitions themselves are beautiful and correct. But none of the words are represented materially, so they cannot be visualized.

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Andrey Yakshin

11 July 2017

Long numbers.

I practiced encoding Pi and got to 100 decimal places. The guys at work raised an eyebrow ☺︎

Did it to train linking images to each other and the connection speed. It’s easy for others to check me — Pi can easily be found on the Internet. If I connect using dominoes, the difficulty comes when the 2-digit numbers are repeated several times, for example, 28. And then remember every time how and over which 28 I played around ☺︎ Maybe a garland of 5-10 images to hang on supports the way of Cicero? So all the same 28 are repeated. Here I do not understand.

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Musbogin

9 July 2017

Memorizing everyday information.

Often I need to memorize some everyday little things very quickly. Surely there must be some mnemo-lifehack, right? What’s the best way to remember:

  • car license plates;
  • addresses;
  • telephones;
  • something else like that.

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Andrey Yakshin

6 July 2017

Memorizing people’s names.

I want to remember the names of my colleagues — I have access to the corporate directory with photos. I have learned the images of the names. Am I connecting the images correctly:

  • the person is holding it in their hands;
  • I hang it around his neck;
  • I hang it on his ear;
  • I put it on his head.

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Oleg

1 July 2017

How do memorize poker ranges?

Hi all, my name is Oleg, I am a poker trainer, and I want to learn how to quickly memorize the new material, and structure, and adapt it for students. There are two questions...

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Musbogin

26 June 2017

Managing the retention period of information:

  • which method to use to place information for long/short-term storage?
  • should separate locations (routes) for the “flash drive” and the “hard drive” (I called the permanent storage location correctly)?
  • information storage and cleaning?
  • at what intervals do I need to “inspect” possessions, is there any technology?
  • what to do when it is necessary to make corrections or delete information?

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Musbogin

23 June 2017

Verbatim memorization.

What are the best tools for memorization:

  • quotations;
  • poems;
  • poems in prose or other “beautiful” “not meaningful” text without facts.

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Musbogin

23 June 2017

Levels in Cicero:

  • what does this mean? Write images to supports secondary without erasing?
  • for the second level, it is also desirable to do no more than 10 locations?
  • different literature separates the method of routes and the method of locations, in our terminology, it is “cicero”? I do not see any fundamental difference.

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Veronika_Frolova

18 June 2017

A simulator for image formation.

Is there a “simulator” for the ability to build images? So that it is simple but informative.

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VDV

17 June 2017

Automatism.

With what regularity should I practice image connecting techniques to achieve automatism?

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Andrey Yakshin

17 June 2017

Adverb and adjective.

In the image-making exercise, there were both adjectives (e.g., kind) and adverbs (e.g., impeccably) behind words denoting qualities of character. How do we distinguish between them when coding and when retrieving?

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natali

15 April 2017

Tuning fork.

Please tell me in what cases it is better not to use the “Tuning fork”? And the 2nd question, is it possible to use “Domino” and “Rivet” simultaneously?

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Jasmina

24 February 2017

How do memorize world history?

Can you give me some advice: I have to memorize world history because I have exams in this subject and I don’t have much time. I am not able to memorize so that I don’t forget later. I do associations with numbers, but it takes a long time. And it’s hard to remember the names of cities. For example, when I memorized the Babylon theme I made Babylon a store, and the rulers were in that store. The laws of Hammurabi were found in 1902. I did this: Hammurabi is halva and he ate a boy who had a mug head (19-boy and 02-mug). And this was seen by archaeologists. Am I doing this right? But it takes a long time.

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oks_chys

20 February 2017

Rivet + dominoes.

Is it possible to mix these two methods? That is, create two large images, put rivets on them, and connect the images to each other with dominoes?

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Yerbol

18 February 2017

A daily training program.

After completing the training, can you provide a specific program of activities to improve the skills that we will get during these 2 days? There is a lot of information and to consolidate it, we need to do additional training, so I would like to have a specific plan for each day within one week.

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Oleg

16 February 2017

Historical personalities.

How to code historical figures and everything related to them. Take a person? But I think the brain on the 20th person will start to confuse the images. Or to take some object, put the image code of the name on it, and then all that is associated with it?

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Oleg

11 January 2017

Image Codes. I get confused when I attach other images to them.

Memorizing dates, a lot of dates. Years are made up of two two-digit numbers. First I match the image to the value of the date. Then I rivet the image code of the first two-digit number. Then to the first image code rivet the image code of the second two-digit number. The problem is that the dates 1300, 1301, 1302, etc. are very many, and when I clamp to the image code, there is confusion. And one more question: is it possible to attach events or dates related to this number to number 15, or to the name “Vladimir” to attach several personalities?

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Andriy

26 December 2016

Dominic O’Brien.

He’s a man of legend, maybe someone uses his methods of memorizing numbers and cards as “person-attribute-action”?

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Anna

14 December 2016

Cicero. I confuse the sequence of supporting images.

Sometimes I get confused in the sequence of images that I have outlined for myself. I start from one in the corridor, then from another. I memorize the images themselves, but the sequence is a mess. How do I fix a specific sequence of supporting objects in this case?

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Liza200008

11 December 2016

Is it better to take familiar objects, or to make them up?

I have a question about making up images: is it better to take familiar objects that I have seen before, or can I use my recreating imagination? For example, it takes me much less time to come up with an image of a door than it does to remember what my door looks like ☺︎

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