I have been busy thinking lately (!) am I am quite excited about the below system I have developed. Any (preferably) constructive criticism or questions welcome.
I will post more details in future.
Systemise your existing memory to rapidly create a Memory Palace of 100, 1,000 or even more loci, using nested locations.
“Separate the subject from the structure”
In advance of memorising what you don’t know, create a structure of something that you do know!
- Create a simple journey or palace in a building you already know. This is the base journey to give you the base loci.
(To create 10 loci per room is relatively easy to achieve and therefore so is 50 – 70 loci in an average sized house.)
Now select some pegs to place at each loci that, from your existing memory, will easily enable you to create a new imagined or known “mini-location” of at least 4 loci. This is a “nested location”.
Basically that is it! But bear in mind that in very little time you have just created a memory palace of at least 50 loci (one room) or at least 250 loci in on small house.
BUT, the beauty of this method is that it is actually pretty easy to create nested locations that have 10 loci and, with only a little more effort you can have many more nested loci, so that mini-locations become maxi-locations!
- Base links can lead you to the set(s) or locations of a well-known (to you) TV programme, which is the nested location e.g. Star Trek, University Challenge, BBC Breakfast
- Base links can be paintings of an artist you know well. Then the nested locations come to life in his/her individual paintings.
- Base links can be to (say) 10 key scenes in your favourite movie. You then use the scenes as the nested locations to place your images.
- Base links can be a series of your favourite celebrities and the nested location is the place you immediately see in your mind’s eye when you think of that celebrity.
- Base links can be to levels of your favourite video games and the level is the nested location.
- Base links can be to your favourite golf courses or football grounds.
- Hooks onto existing knowledge and solves the problem of how to associate new knowledge to existing knowledge
- Systemises existing memory - that is probably not sequential into sequential
- Creates potentially huge palaces without needing to know or create multiple journeys and locations
- Means a large subject can be controlled in a small area.
- Great for adding additional level(s) for mind maps
- Can re- use other palaces you already have
- Can be very quick and much faster than creating new journies
- Uses brain linkages, not artificial ordering like, say, SEM3.
Why MMPS is different:
It is NOT using standard pegs that need an inherent sequential logic – the initial base loci give you that.
It is NOT simply placing the base images of the new data to be memorised at your loci and then linking ‘on the fly’ to the next level of new data to be memorised. This is often complex and mixes up structure and subject.
It is NOT just organising your existing journies
• Not enough journies
• Not enough loci
• Packing too many images into loci
• On the fly linking
• Much faster access to memorised data than SEM where have to translate more images
• Nesting to more levels using loci linking (e.g Eiffel Tower to France to multiple places in France) or stories
• Using colours and other attributes to multiply nested mini- locations
• Create a mini story in new location add more loci or nested levels
For more examples see this thread: