Hey there everyone, I discovered this forum today and was very interested! I find it incredible how some people can memorize a deck of cards so quickly and other things. I decided to shoot my shot at it and decided to start with 12 cards. I looked up methods and I heard about “memory palace”, now I basically understood that you walk through your house assigning the cards to different furniture. I attempted to do this and I just can’t really imagine anything. When I try to imagine a house I know that I’m thinking of it, but I can’t actually see anything. So instead of that I just thought of the name of the objects in the house, the words of them and associate the cards with those words, and imagined which furniture and items I would see first going through the house. I managed to memorize the 12 cards in 2:30. It’s now about 15 minutes later and I can still remember the cards and their order.
Is this a known method of just associating it with words? Does this count as a “memory palace?” Now that I’m researching this, are certain people just gifted with the ability to see the palace and walk through it in their heads?
I’m obviously not very educated on any of this and find it really cool! So any info is appreciated. Have a great day all!