Guys… Seriously, thank you so much. I seriously mean it, you helped me a ton, every tip helped me organize myself and my palace organization a lot, each in a different way. I also asked Anthony Metivier from the Magnetic Memory Method, and he helped me a lot, too. I’ll tell you guys how I structured my palaces here. They’re all in the process of making, and there are a lot of them which I’ll have to go back a little bit to remember, but even though, I believe I’ll get something amazing, also thanks to you guys. It seems that everyone here is eager to help other people, and to gain new knowledge. This is amazing, seriously!
I made a whole list of places I can use as a palace (or chain of palaces), and they fell into these categories:
- Small real places (e.g. a friend’s house, and a list of small stores)
- Big real places (e.g. churches, schools, malls and my college)
- Routes (e.g. route from my house to college)
- Artificial places (I used to play lots of videogames, so I have an infinity of well memorized palaces from videogame layouts and maps)
My main objective with an organized system of palaces is to help me with college. I also want lists, languages, numbers, and other categories, but for now (seeing that I’m way too busy to spend time/energy with other stuff right now…), I adhered to those cathegories I posted up there. They are, for now: medical skills, embryology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics, carcinogenesis (the one I just left, just had my tests of it) and women’s health. I decided to remove history of medicine and epidemiology because it would be useless baggage, and would consume useful palaces w/o real meaning. Their orders are very clear, also for the numeric organization that does not change, so I don’t need to memo them.
After a little thinking, I decided to place each degree with a palace that reminds me of them. I’ve been practicing for a few days, and they all seem pretty fixed by now. They are:
Embryology – The map of Metal Gear Solid 3 – Snake Eater (Embryo and Eater start w/ E, and the whole Embryo degree reminds me of developing and some kind of ‘raw’ environment, something really present in Snake Eater)
Biochemistry – My own University campus (it’s a campus focused on biologics, so it has plenty of chem. labs and anatomy labs)
Physiology – The map of the game Virtue’s Last Reward (the whole plot deals with diseases and affections that attacks the characters’ physiology, such as muscle relaxants, acetylcholine antagonists and memory stimulants/inhibitors)
Immunology – The map of a game I played as a child called Legend of Legaia (the lowercase L and uppercase I are alike, and the game deals heavily with symbiosis)
Pediatrics – Houses of my friends (most of them I know since I’m a child)
Neurology – The map of a game called Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Nine and Neuro starts with N, the game deals with a psychological pressure that bears the absolute)
Geriatrics – The houses of my relatives (most of them are really old, or getting there…)
Carcinogenesis – An old school of mine where I grew and lived for 11y.
Women’s Health – A mall that I know well (here the malls are called ‘Shoppings”, and the degree is “Saúde da Mulher”, so “Saúde” and “Shopping” both starts w/ S, and the malls are often places that women enjoy a lot)
Medical Skills – The original Metal Gear Solid map, that actually differs a hell lot of the Empryo one, so there’s absolutely no way to mix them. I picked it because it’s one of the maps I know better, and by itself it differs from the other degrees (it’s a cumulative degree, that I’ll be having for about 4 years).
It’s a method that is getting pretty well on the going, actually. I am right now in my tests week, so I spent the weekend developing the Carcinogenesis palace, and it’s going quite well!
I had 5 discussions about each cancer type (not all of them, the most prevalent): uterine lap cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, colorectal cancer and pulmonary cancer. Each of them I separated into “What is the disease?” (physiopathology, clinical symptoms, cell cycle), “How do I find it?” (diagnostic exams, tracking, staging of the disease) and “How do I treat it?” (treatment, prognosis, psychological results). I tried to summarize a lot of it, and by following a journey, I’m fulfilling the school’s loci w/ those info.
Each of them I summarize on a little story, be it using the Major System to help, or just plain mnemonics and wordplay. I create a small history to remind me of each fact.
My objective is not to learn, I have kind of everything fresh in my head. My objective is more to have a database of the most important things, so I don’t have to be going back again and again to remember it. This also helps me fix those things on my long-term memory, and help me with particular classes of these subjects that I give.
A cool thing that I found that actually helped me was that, in order for me to use the whole school (it’s quite big), but keep the different kinds of cancer organized, was to, each time one problem ended, I imagined a giant vortex, kind of a portal to another dimension. When I enter it, I feel every particle of my body separating, resonating and joining again, and I fall at the other side of the vortex intact, to continue my journey. It’s not exactly different of a door, for example, but the memory and feelings are strong enough to mark the journey and to separate well the problems.
One problem was that, in some cases, there were disconnected places that I needed to tag (for example, if I made a journey through John’s house and then went to Mary’s, I didn’t know how I would tag them together). The Gavino’s MMP technique will surely help me a lot here, though.
Anyway, thanks a lot one more time, guys. If you want to, do share yours, I’d be delighted to learn more!