I am a dental school student that has to learn lots of complex structures that are all interwoven with one another. I’ve been trying to use the journey/linking method with them but it seems to take forever. Most of the explanations I’ve been given on how to use the methods are for short usually one word lists:
one long number, names and faces, simple shopping lists, etc.
here’s an example of one of the many tables I have to know by heart:
Openings of the pterygopalatine fossa:
Openings (column 1) - Pterygomaxillary fissure
Location (column 2) - Lateral part of the pterygopalatine fossa, between the infratemporal fossa and the pterygopalatine fossa
Transmitted structures (column 3) - Posterior superior alveolar nerve from the pterygopalatine fossa; 3rd part of the maxillary artery from the infratemporal fossa into the pterygopalatine fossa; A variable network of veins, such as the sphenopalatine, into the pterygoid plexus
That was the first row, there are 6 more openings with their own (similar sounding) locations, and transmitted structures.
I did have some success with one two column list but it took a long time to make. I used street intersections around my house.
any advice on how to tackle something like this would be great! thanks!