In different books Dominic O’Brian gives different instructions on how to memorize the table of the elements. In “How to develop a brilliant memory” he suggests walking through a palace and putting an element at each loci in order, this was to give a quick link to the atomic number.
In another book he suggests organizing it by group, so that each group is in the same room. He also suggests imagining a color tint or wall paper per room. E.g. group IV has C, Se, Ge, Sn, Pb, Fl. This second way seems useful for how chemists use the table.
I already have a MP will my PAO characters, so this it would be super easy to do the first method.
My questions are
- How do you guys go about indexing and retrieval issues like this?
- Would you suggest "re"-memorizing the table with the second method as well in another MP?
- It I wanted to add atomic weights should I (A) plan more loci, (B) put more images on same loci or (C) make a link-story from the first item at that loci? What is best?
- Generally, how do you guys elaborate on and add more detail to images with MoL? Do you just add like a little movie scene (more actions) to each image at it's loci?