Can you give your example for the first 5 elements, how would you do it? The numbers on the left is their atomic number, their symbol and their name, how would you memorize them in that order?
My example goes like this, it’s in my bedroom:
1.H Hydrogen: A 3D projection/homogram of an adroid waving with his hand and saying Hi, all his fingers glow red (red=first letter of the element( H ))
2.He Helium: A cute little female devil (hell) of a smurf’s height (every character from now on has the size of a smurf) standing a top of my desk and rolling the handle of a device that creates the hologram of the android, her horns(2) blow blue (two first letters of the element “He”).
3.Li Lithium: Behind the scheming devil there’s a Kurt Cobain (Nirvana’s song “Lithium”) trying to fit a blue(2 first letters) halo on top of her horns, he hums the song’s chorus 3 times before he manages to fit it in.
4.Be Beryllium: Kurt Cobain wears a cape made of berries, there are 400 berries, each berry has blue eyes (2 first letters) and they collectively make silly sounds and annoy eachother until…
5:B Boron: A Borat, wanting to climb the desk throws a hook and gets the lower end of Kurt’s berry-cape, he’s wearing his trademark swimsuit and wears red gloves(first letter of the element(B)) and thinks how everyone will be happy when he Hi-5’s them.
I have little experience with applied mnemonics, I’m usually more into the neuroscience of things but I want to explore the potential.
My goal of course is duration of memories, speed of encoding/recall isn’t that crucial.
I want you to critisize my process and give advice, I’m aware everyone can remember things in a slightly different way, but I want to hear what works for you the most.
I’ve noticed that no matter how good I make an image, I simply won’t be able to get the rest if I haven’t explicitly connected them in an important way.
I also noticed something else, not sure if it’s my idea or not but when I imagine the characters being small (smurf size) I can navigate through the chain much easier, kinda like hovering around on a helicopter, seeing the whole pattern and zooming wherever you want at any moment. If I create the characters and places in a regular way I don’t have that kind of omniscience I feel when smurfing them.