Sometimes I test some new approaches to deal with memory palace. Usually my main goal is to compress content as much as possible if we are talking about complex subjects such as medicine / law. I am familiar with Gavino’s approach and I wanted to do some tests by myself.
In order to create a good memory palace from a subject it’s good to make a summary first. So let’s take an easy example. Imagine that we have to learn about Windows OS. Knowledge is following:
Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry. [in accordance to Wikipedia]
Ok so we may summarize by listing information like this:
- Group of operating systems.
- Developed by Microsoft.
- Each of family caters to a proper sector.
Ok so we have to remember these 4 parts of information, right? If we would follow basic route of creating memory palace we would use 4 stations such as door, chair, mirror, rug, etc. What if instead we may use the link to the first information as the whole station? And my favorite type of link generally is a character so for example in this case it may be Bill Gates - maybe even flying on the window.
And now as we have our station already - we may link other parts of information to this particular loci of Bill Gates! For instance:
Main station: Bill Gates flying on a window.
Group of operating systems.
Loci: Bill Gates’ head.
Image: Group of surgeons from doing an operation on a PC hardware.
Developed by Microsoft.
Loci: Bill Gates’ neck.
Image: Midget, e.g. Willow is developing an app on his laptop.
Each of family caters to a proper sector.
Loci: Bill Gates’ back.
Image: Each person from Addams Family is doing totally different activity / job.
Okay, I hope you got my point. Basically, I’ve came up with an idea to treat the first image related to our subject as the whole memory palace. Furthermore, we may use this Bill Gates picture as one of the stations in our flat and in that way we may follow something similar to Gavino’s strategy I guess.
I just wanted to share it with you, guys. I still need to test it but I know how many problems memory palace may cause in terms of compressing so it’s always good to talk loudly about such ideas.
Have a good day!