How to use memory techniques (linking) for Veterinary medicine

(amirhossein) #1

hello guys
im a dvm student and im interested in memory techniques and its usage in medical science i also have written a hand book about memory palace but i think memory palace is a little limited for me to study all topics and subjects so i decided to use linking method and im ok with that but
in some cases like physiology which includes long concepts and Explanation its hard to divide it into keywords and points for example this is a chapter about respiratory system

The lungs can be expanded and contracted in two ways:
(1) by downward and upward movement of the diaphragm
to lengthen or shorten the chest cavity, and (2)
by elevation and depression of the ribs to increase and
decrease the anteroposterior diameter of the chest cavity.
Figure 38-1 shows these two methods.
Normal quiet breathing is accomplished almost entirely
by the first method, that is, by movement of the diaphragm.
During inspiration, contraction of the diaphragm
pulls the lower surfaces of the lungs downward. Then,
during expiration, the diaphragm simply relaxes, and the
elastic recoil of the lungs, chest wall, and abdominal structures
compresses the lungs and expels the air. During
heavy breathing, however, the elastic forces are not powerful
enough to cause the necessary rapid expiration, so
extra force is achieved mainly by contraction of the
abdominal muscles, which pushes the abdominal contents
upward against the bottom of the diaphragm,
thereby compressing the lungs.
The second method for expanding the lungs is to raise
the rib cage. Raising the rib cage expands the lungs
because, in the natural resting position, the ribs slant
downward,

what is your idea about memorizing(after understanding) this chapter and something like this with linking method(linking each point to next one on the chain) i will be happy to read your creative suggestion

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(Josh Cohen) #2

I would compress the information into only these points:

  • Lungs - 2 ways of expansion/contraction:
    • diaphragm
    • ribs

Then I would look at the diagram and walk through the process myself. What does diaphragm breathing feel like and when do I do it? What does rib breathing feel like and when do I do it? It you try the types of breathing yourself, then it should make them memorable.

Then see if you can recall all the information about it from just the prompts that you’ve memorized. (See the Feynman Technique for a way to practice recall in a way that helps make sure that you understand the information.)

If you miss any part of the recall, you can add additional images to the peg list or memory journey/palace (like elastic, clenching abdominal muscles, etc.).