Tips for Memorizing Abstract Images?


(Josh Cohen) #1

Here are a couple of sample abstract image sheets that someone sent me. Is anyone working on a system for memorizing abstract images?


#2

Hey, so the common technique for this event is pretty simple. First of all, when memorizing a row, you only need to memorize the first 4, the 5th one will be a freebee since it will be the one leftover during recall.

Next, just create a little story surrounding the images (associate them with what they look like/feel like) that are linked. I guess you could store them in a journey, but I just use a link method, so then im not wasting any journeys.

So some of the abstract blobs have distinct shapes, others have distinct textures. The shape of these blobs, if I recall correctly, there are a buttload, but as for the textures, there are only like 100 or so. A common technique is to simply memorize via images for the textures (which you pre-learn) and to ignore the shape.

Hope that helps.


#3

Hey,

Thanks again for the method mate. Actually I learnt somewhere that there are 50 sprites in all and I was going to devise a system for the sprites (textures). But your method is far easier and quicker.


(Josh Cohen) #4

If we had a collection of all the textures, we could list them out and systematically make images for them. :slight_smile:


#5

Do you guys know if we can have two different shapes but with the same texture or 2 similar shapes but with different textures on the same row?

I think Nelson’s method is better than encoding and memorizing the textures. But I’ll get down to it when I have some time and collect all the different textures to post it here.


(Josh Cohen) #6

I’m not sure about having 2 similar things in the same row. If we could find a larger selection of old samples to look at…


#7

based on your description and the samples provided, I do see several lines that have two images with same textures…


#8

i have more abstract images samples than what you posted, will look for them they are buried somewhere…


(Josh Cohen) #9

Great! The more samples, the better. :slight_smile:


#10

James Ponder, an awesome guy from the UK, completed this website recently…

SWEET!


(Josh Cohen) #11

Great resource…


#12

if you haven’t already seen it…


(Josh Cohen) #13

Thanks, watching it now…


#14

doesn’t the new website look great?


(Josh Cohen) #15

The one for the US competition? Just launched it yesterday…


#16

yes, the US championship website. are you going to continue to update it/work on it?


(Josh Cohen) #17

In the short term, probably just support, unless they would like more done to it…


#18

i’m sure most of you have memory related alerts, but heres an article in case you haven’t seen it. posted feb. 14th 2011
http://www.brainathlete.com/memory-tournament/


#19

Awesome article!!! Thanks a lot! :slight_smile:


#20

Anybody here can list up all the abstract images? I wanna trying to build the system for this event. Thanks.