Thought I’d stick my head in since I want to get more involved in memory stuff, and it feels like I could use some help in which direction I should be going next.
I’ve reached the point where I can memorize a deck of cards in a few minutes with about 90% accuracy on the first pass, and then perfectly for a couple of days after that before things start to fade. I’m using a 30-point path, with two cards per loci. In my current system I’m using a single ‘thing’ for each card, with different classes of ‘thing’ for each suit - Hearts are people, Clubs are monsters and so on. Pairs are then memorized with the first object being dominant in relation to the second in some way.
I’m happy with this but I feel it needs extending and I’m not sure which route to take it in. My end goal is being able to use the tools to memorize results from mathematics - but these tend to take the form of abstract concepts and relationships that link them together rather than a list of things to memorize. Either way I think I need to expand my system and also start work on building more paths.
I was thinking of trying to use fully fictional paths - while they might be more hassle to construct I think that it might bring the luxury of being able to add position placeholders a lot more easily (e.g. a cue that I’ve reached the 10th/20th locus).
I have a few questions:
Thanks for all your help and glad to be here!