This night while meditating in bed I had an idea to make memorization of any enumerations easier.
Simple and effective.
To help in recalling the next sentence or item in a list, one could decide a fixed sequence of colors, memorize it perfectly (extremely easy, I think to 5 to 10 very well distinguishable colors, no more…), and use it for any enumeration to remember, lifelong.
For example, one can decide that the sequence is: red, green, pink, blue, orange, black, grey.
Almost like loci or pegs, but much less costly than them, I believe that knowing what’s the color of the next sentence or item to recall:
- should help to visualize it (imagine that you just recited a red text, you already know that you should visualize a green text)
- should greatly reduce any possibility of confusing the order or omitting an item of the list
According to the sequence in my example one could format the text to remember verbatim like this:
I’m thinking of enhancing all my suitable flashcards in Anki with a fixed colors sequence like this.
What do you think about it?