I have actually known and made some of my own techniques which don’t seem to be known yet. As such I thought I would share some of what my greed to photographic memory has brought out as techniques. This is especially since I have more techniques now and should start pressuring myself to make more techniques again.
First a very simple technique that may already exist is my morph system. Essentially this works by using an image, lettering, word and number that you see. You then morph it into something that looks relatively close to it. This is kind of like the shaper system but more of an emphasis on the morphing part which doesn’t entirely ‘require’ looking close to the original. Without using a memory palace this then yields a memory of around double or slightly more of what your normal memory would be. The real benefit to this is with overwriting existing memories. This is because when you morph your images, overwriting or deleting memories becomes much easier (that is morph to overwrite or delete).
Now some more interesting techniques:
Parallel memory palaces. The principle of this is relatively simple. Perhaps this is because I make my own memory palaces. Essentially you traverse more than 1 location at a time. At first this is difficult but once you slowly do it without switching it becomes easier. After a while you can start doing it with 3 locations then 4. By the time you reach 4 locations, 2 locations become more or less the same speed as 1 location each. The way I do it is by making multiple locations at the same time. This is kind of in a split screen format but, I use a more sticky note screen format for each location ( I just find it works better than a precise 4 screen split).
This also occurs with arithmetic. When you start practicing to add 2 digits at once without using the memory of the 2 digit result and rather the single digit result. You start becoming better at doing so and it will feel more natural and easy. As a result you also do not task switch. If you keep adding 1 digit at a time you will never really learn how to add 2 digits at once. Therefore it makes sense that this isn’t well developed. Generally it starts out in the format of an 40% : 40% of a split and starts getting to 70% : 70% split which is faster than 100% of a single process at a time. I find this is best learned slowly first. This is to avoid learning task switching and also for forming the right synapse.
Subvocally reading multiple lines at once. The way I learned this originally was by keeping 2 separate voices that read the first and next line at the same time. As they are different voices it is easier to keep track of the order of the sentence verbally. With some added consideration, I think the easiest method to develop this is if you are bilingual. By being bilingual you can translate the second or first line into your native or 2nd language, along with reading the sentence in its original language simultaneously (to an easier extent). The same principle as the initial applies and I can confirm it does go beyond 6, but your peripheral sight starts being a drawback.
You really realize that the adaptation for this has taken place when you hear multiple audio sources and become able to actually process them adequately at the same time, it simply sounds different. Thinking in multiples is difficult but being bilingual or multi lingual makes it much easier because you can’t really cheat yourself this way.
Speed reading- now I know there is pretty much a lot of falsity to the methods out there for speed reading. My thought with speed is really “Why do you need to change your methods to do the same thing faster”. The only real answer to this is if you are not really doing the same thing which isn’t what you want unless it meets the goal. As such I stuck around with sub-vocalization for a bit. While I learned how to read multiple lines at once without cheating, it wasn’t at any state to entirely replace normal reading (yet anyways), hence I will ‘exclude’ it from this. I heard from some posts though skepticism was present, that there were individuals who read at rates of 700-1200 wpm without seeming to cheat a lot. 1200 wpm wasn’t at a pace where people were making movies that perhaps missed a lot of detail out of the words. This said, it was certainly higher than common subvocal rates would meet. I had already gotten my wpm rate to 500 simply through practice but I wasn’t seeing it improve much unless I relearned a faster utterance of every word. Then out of a mix of sources and training I found out that you can make your subvocal voice much quieter or perhaps better said ‘of lower detail’. The end result of this is that it does raise at-least a rate of 500wpm to around 1200 wpm. Lower detail naturally made me assume a lower comprehension, this then that would mean a louder much clearer internal voice meant higher comprehension. Obviously a clearer internal and louder voice did not improve comprehension. In fact, the comprehension of the much quieter voice was actually relatively high. Hence this no name method that somewhat exchanges detail to make reading less brain intensive but also much faster exists. As such I believe it is likely what the others who have high rates of reading have been using. The reason I am stating this being (likely) is because in dual n back, the individuals who commonly set records also describe the ‘silent way of thinking’. Conclusively it is referring to this in a sense.
While the brain is very rhythmic it does prefer to hold more information for less time than it does less information for more time.
Here I was going to name a technique as Accel but it was already called brute forcing before I got to name it, I suppose it was much too late so I will leave that out.
I will at some point add all these techniques as part of my new training journal to improve on them since they are potent. For now I have shared them. I believe Particularly the parallel technique can be more or less applied to anything (though you need to be careful not to task switch). Therefore a spot in memory techniques where I haven’t trailed but will trail it in is encoding multiple ‘things’ at once simultaneously.
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