I am currently preparing to go back to school for my Master’s in Electrical Engineering but I am a bit apprehensive because I haven’t been in school in 15 years, in addition to experiencing a general decline in my memory. I have always been interested in improving my memory as I felt it would improve my cognitive ability ( I have also been working with Dual N-Back for working memory).
Two years ago, I tried memorizing strings of random digits. I was able to work up to 54 numbers in 4 minutes. This was a random generator app that’s no longer supported. The app produced three sets of numbers of varying length topping out at 18 digits. I used only the localized pattern within each block, avoiding extreme imagery. e.g. two identical numbers together would be a block. This system was very limiting, yet I feel that using too much imagery would be “cheating.” In the end, the most important thing seems to be reliable, precise, and fast recall so I am open to experimenting with new methods.
The information on the forum seems overwhelming. I am looking to lay a foundation that could be applied to math-electrical engineering and learning new languages. Also, has anyone applied these techniques to day-trading?
I look forward to your input and being part of a nurturing community.