I posted before on my plan to memorize Academy Award winners. I’d like to memorize the important 4 category winners for each year. My plan is to have each loci in my memory palace be one year. Then I can have 4 items at each location. Or maybe person-action, or something like that. Not sure yet.
But I started thinking about something. I could make my 4 images for each year and remember the group at each loci. Or I could start with one category, say, Best Picture. Come up with one image for each year and put them in my memory palace. Then once I’ve gotten them fixed, I could go back and add one image to each place for Best Director. After that’s set in my mind, go back and add Best Actor, the Best Actress.
Would that be more efficient? So far in my memory palaces (I’m still relatively new), I tend to only change them if I think of a better image for some reason. But, for example, I have one for the Kings and Queens of England. I used my Dominic system to give each one an action so I would know when they attained the throne. I memorized that one a couple of months ago. But if I wanted to add something like their spouses, I think I could easily do that.
One of the benefits of memory palace over something like a mnemonic or a song is that it can be adjusted, right? I was reading @LynneKelly 's book where she said that she had memorized some history timelines. And she commented that if she found some new dates she wanted to remember, she just inserted them in. So I’m thinking that might work.
Do you think it’s better to try to create my memory palace using as much information as I currently want to remember, or to take it in steps?