A couple of days ago I made a number to letter based system that allows for very fast reading/translation of numbers. Yesterday I remembered 100 digits in 2,5 minutes using my only memorypalace containing 50 locations. Because of the ghost image problem I feel I can only use this memory palace 2 times a day. So most of my training is just translating numbers into objects (some are people) using number lists or flash numbers. I find this rather boring.
So I imagined, why not just use the linking (or chain) method. Just like Ben Pridmore says “create stories in my mind”. Well it sort of goes like this: an elephant (25) slap the incredible hulk (11), who falls onto a giant pizza (23) which gets sliced in half by a speedboat (01) and then I have a bowl of m&m’s (04) and the story collapses.
The problem is, that I can create powerfull connections in a fraction of a second 3/4 of the times, but for the other 1/4 I’m completely lost, so the flow of the story is completely destroyed. The question that jumped on me was “why do I have to re-invent the wheel over and over?”. Put in another way: "can’t the connection between object x and object Y not simply be predetermined?
This got me thinking about the domino game, in which each domino piece has 2 sides. The memory equivalent can be something like this:
cow = cow + next object slides out of cow tongue;
helicopter = helicopter + next object appears in pilot seat;
saxophone = saxophone + next object comes out of saxophone horn.
I would like to know if there are other memorisers who use this method and does it work and how do you make it work?