In a previous post I ranted about the lack of response to some of my brain childs. Hoewever, I just come up with a new system and I feel it is useful to put it in words and I 'm just going to pretend, that there is an audiance that is interested in this as well.
OK, let’s skip the (usual) anecdotal story part and let’s get right to the system.
- memory palace with 100 (2 digit) numbered locations;
- numbers are read using my New memory system for fast translation of numbers;
so for example: 22 45 89 21 = noe kas fag ni;
- every location has an object representing this location;
- the system works by taking a starting object (I choose the orang-utang) to the first location determinded by the first 2 digits of the number sequence;
- The object representing this location is than taken to the location determined by the second 2 digits of the number sequence, etcetera.
example: 19 34 02 80 85 (= ig mak on fo fas);
The orang utang is taken to the toilet in the office changing room (19), the toiletbrush (representing the toilet) is taken to the yellow metal information board in the office hallway (34), the (yellow) banana (representing…) is taken to the numberplate of my car outside (02), the actual numberplate (it’s basically an object, so no need to make it more difficult) is taken to the stone stairs leading to the higschool gym (80) and finally a stone brick is taken to the washing machine in my home (85).
Please do not be discouraged by the amount of words I had to use to describe this 10 digit story, but try to visualize it.
Final work on the system:
I’m lucky to already have a numbered memory palace so I have a headstart so to speak. I have not yet decided upon all the objects representing the locations, but the ones that I come up with so far (literally just minutes ago) are super easy to memorise because they are intuitively selected for these locations. I will probably finish the object collection tomorrow.
The goal of this system is to memorise 100 digits really fast (and maybe also a deck of cards in the future) and this means that I will completely skip the recall part untill I can go trough the motions really fast; recalling in the beginning of the training period is a waste of time (in my estimation) for three reasons:
- time is better spend memorising (going through the motions of teleporting and object placement);
- it gives falls feedback; what is memorable at a low speed may not be memorable at high speed and vice versa;
- it will force you to focus (to much) on making memorable connections at the cost of speed, if you find out (and you probably will) that you can not memorise the whole sequence at first trials.
I am more than happy to answer any kind of question related to this method. And please feel free to tell me why you think it’s not going to work.