how to improve loci?


#1

I made several palaces and linked them together to make a single 1000 step journey. I decided it was time to stop expanding and spend more time on improving my palaces. What methods do you use to make your loci stronger/faster/memorable?

so far I haved used the following techniques.

  • empty walks, thus walking through the journey without placing images (try to do this daily now)
  • adding more realism (visiting loci IRL and studying photographs)
  • adding fantasy elements (put an apple pie in your oven or put the eifel tower in your garden if it helps)

#2

Skip the stations mentally. This tends to make your use of the Memory Palaces much stronger. It also puts the serial positioning effect into play, which is a key part of entering the memorized info into long term memory.


#3

Thanks for the comment. It is a lot of work to go through all of them but it really helps. Lately I am able to make longer chains without review. Could be related to practising my loci more. I go through them with a metronome at 60 per minute. But that means 1000 seconds to do the entire journey. But no pain no gain :wink:


#4

Can you explain what you mean by “skit the stations”? I’m not sure I understand. Thanks!