I have been using this experiment for at least a year with the shape system with great results. I have also created a spreadsheet in which all of the Re-Action are listed as well the shaper system PAO.
So what is the Reaction method? And how and why to use them.
We know that one of the laws of life is Action and Reaction, Sowing and Reaping, Cause & Effect. And so this law comes in very handy while memorising data. And it strengthens the scene and therefore making it easier to memorise and to recall.
When we use PA, or PAO, I simply add the Reaction part to the end of the PAO, so now it’s become PAOR.
Here is an example of PA + R in number memory.
02 88 = OBama is Weight Lifting
02 - OBama
88 - Weights in the shape system
Now I’m going to add a Reaction to the scene.
OBama is weightlifting, but the weights are too heavy, so the weights drops on his head causing the effect of his head having a big lump.
Here it’s the weights that adds the Reaction to the scene.
Another example. PAO + R
This time I’ll use PAOR.
Let’s use the same digits but add 2 more to it to make it a pao.
02 88 46
46 - Seahorse in the shaper system, with it’s own action of “Lazer Eye with burning everything in front of it”. This is what we’ll use as the Reaction. Basically we use the same action of the object, but we use it as the Reaction because it appears at the end. But the action is always the same whether it starts with it or ends with it.
So this is how 02 88 46 would look like with the Reaction Method using PAOR.
"OBama weightlifting A Seahorse. "
“Seahorse uses it’s Lazer-Eyes and burns the head of OBama”
Another approach would be to use the Reaction method with a person. So it would be PAO PR
PAO PR translates to Person Action Object Person-Reaction
So the 2nd person does his Reaction to either;
- To the last object
- Or to the 1st person.
Here is an example;
02 88 46 39
PAO P → 02 88 46 39
"OBama is weightlifting a seahorse who is Lazer-Burning the head of “Chuck Norris”
PAO PR → 02 88 46 39
"OBama is weightlifting a seahorse who is Burning the head of "Chuck Norris, who Reacts and “Sidekicks OBama” knocking him out to sleep.
Another option would be that the second person can use his her shape system object and action.
So now it would read as PAO POR
Translates to Person-Action-Object + Person-Object-Reaction
Here is an example PAO POR; 10 digits scene.
02 88 46 39 00
"OBama is weightlifting a seahorse who is Burning the head of “Chuck Norris, who Reacts with his Egg breaking it on the head of Obama who gets covered in egg-yolk.”
"OBama is weightlifting a seahorse who is Burning the head of “Chuck Norris, who Reacts with his Egg breaking it on the face of Seahorse who gets covered in egg-yolk.”
Does the Reaction method works well?
Yes! It works really well for me, and it should also work for you.
I don’t use it for competing. It’s useful to memorise number digits of up to 10 in a single scene on a locus in your memory palace.
How would you use Reaction method with your PA or PAO?
It’d be good to see your input and how it can further be improved with different ideas.