I have separated from previously known “substitution method”* a more general and detailed type of linking technique that I call Transformation Method or just TM. Basically the method tells that instead of making two objects interact with each other, we can memorize the second object by letting the first object transform itself into an object, that is similar to the second object. Can be used in memory palaces, but also suitable for just linking two objects.
I posted all the information about TM on my google page https://sites.google.com/site/r30mnemo/.
I am very excited to know, how this method works for you. So examples of your associations or memory palaces, where you use TM, are also very welcome.
EDIT (July 27, 2014):
*substitution method - sometimes we like to substitute an existing object (in you palace) with the object we want to memorize
**I also want to point out that the techniques used in Transformation Method aren’t something entirely new. For example in this wiki page you can find an example of creating a mnemonic image for letter A using visual resemblence. The Method just gives a detailed overview of already used techniques and compresses them all into one method.
From my view there are only two ways to link image A with image B:
- by transforming A into B (+using similarities) (Transformation Mehod) OR
- letting A interact with B (at my homepage Interaction Method)
Maybe there is a third way that I have not yet discovered? Discuss it here, and also which of them should be used in which situations, which one you personally use and like more.
It would be helpful if you shared your experience, otherwise I might be advertising stuff that is not effective and discourage stuff that’s actually useful - there are surprisingly many readers at my webpage (more than 10 per/day, but in mnemoworld that’s quite lot).