It wasn’t that I found it so much as I just happened to know of the article already, hehe.
Did you know that (some) accountants don’t do any mental math? Even just 2+2 they will use a calculator out of pure habit.
I believe her point is that you do not need to create visualization for using any of the memorizing techniques.
Her quote is:
I probably use stories and logic more than those who can readily visualise. I probably struggle more when setting up my memory palaces.
I think the only way through is by practicing and accepting that it might take you a little bit more time than you think it takes someone else.
Key here being what you think, just because we think it is easier for everyone else, does not mean it is. Even though I can see some of the pictures, I struggle with “letting go” of my imagination and sticking too much to the “guidelines” and what I perceive as being the “right” way to think.
I just spend 90 minutes TRYING to encode 10 numbers in the Dominic number system. After 20-30 minutes on ONE number I moved on… Still don’t have any of the the numbers
Side note, I do not remember having a voice in my head until I was around 13 or so. I only have fleeting glimpse of my inner voice working 3 times before then, which probably isn’t really my inner voice so much as just 3 specific memories. Imagine that, 13 years of childhood with just 3 memories
However, I have had the voice ever since. Sometimes a curse, sometimes a blessing (it’s a lie, I don’t think it is a curse, however it could shut up sometimes when I tell it to!).
That is another thing, as far as I am aware, many people actually find that inner voice to be the reason that they CANNOT focus, because it is too loud.
That being said, my math skills improved dramatically near my voice “introduction”, however we also got a new math teacher AND I got glasses granting me the ability to see the world (I’m relatively blind without my glasses and was never able to see what was written on the blackboard in class). Well, if I sit too far away from the blackboard today I can still not see what is happening
So, it is hard to say if it was the voice that taught me math, the teacher or the fact that I could begin to see. It may have also had something to do with me practicing more, simply because I liked the teacher and I was becoming good at something!
Incidentally I also became better in all other topics. So, probably was more the ability to see that helped me