Hi everyone. I am sharing my own contribution to the popular PAO System. This new system has been solely developed & tested by me for months now. It affixes an additional 2 images to the current 3-image PAO System: Wardrobe (W) & Setting (S). While the previous system could allow its user to memorize any 6-digit segment, mine expands that up to 10. I want to stress now that the Person-Wardrobe-Action-Object-Setting (PWAOS) System works extremely well & this is not something that I decided to share without having made sure. The memories are just as strong & quick to make - if not more so - as in previous systems. If you currently use either of the original Dominic or PAO systems, this new one should be relatively easy to migrate to: its all pretty simple
The first new image Wardrobe (W) is exactly what it is called. Using your primary Person you simply visualize some distinct piece of clothing or accessory they have on. For example, Neil Armstrong is wearing an & Albert Einstein has .
The second new image Setting (S) is where the Person is. Neil Armstrong is at the & Albert Einstein is at a . Some of you may have noticed already that this image will be in conflict for anyone using the method of loci & you would be right. I only use this image when I need to memorize a stand-alone 10-digit segment. Honestly it is very rare that I have to memorize anything that is 10 digits in my everyday life, but the Setting image works very well… & quickly too. Examples include telephone numbers that include the area code & bank account numbers.
If I were to try remembering the start & end of World War II, I would think of ‘Chuck Norris (39) in general clothes (45) on a battleship’. This would give me the dates 1939-1945. To remember the phone number 012-345-6789, I would think of ‘Neo in ripped denim medal pinning DR. EVIL at a pool hall’. To reference my personal mnemonic image list, scroll to the bottom to download the text file.
I would like to end this by mentioning that if you are interested in using the PWAOS System even though you may already have your own set Dominic or PAO lists, you are probably going to have to change some of them. Not every Person has a distinctive look or place that is associated with them. Some on your list may even share features with each other. It took me a lot longer than I expected to come up with a working list. Don’t let this discourage you, however, as a finished PWAOS System is very worth it. Simply being able to memorize number segments with 8-digit chunks instead of 6 has been great! The following are some resources I’ve made for myself that can hopefully be of use to anyone looking to use the PWAOS System. Thanks for reading.