Anyone else use memory palaces from video games? For me, they seem to work just as well, or even better, than normal memory palaces. People said things such as, in a real life memory palace, you feel the ground, you know the smells, etc. But when I’m in a memory palace, whether real or not, I dont feel the ground, I don’t hear the sounds, or smell anything. I don’t really pay attention to those things and it still seems to work fine.
I even use memory palaces from games I never played, just from watching someone else play them, I can construct them in my head, for example watching this: http://youtu.be/wDDDoFGwwZY?t=10s
There really seems to me to be no difference between using places I’ve actually been, or ones I’ve seen. What matters is I’ve seen them from different directions, and can visualize them in my head. Maybe it’s different for the older people here, who haven’t grown up with such a level of visual games.
I seem to sometimes even find it easier to use these video games, because there is a lot of different types of objects, as opposed to a school building or store, which are repetitive and monotonous, same types of desks etc.
Edit: It works even better than movies or tv shows, because those typically jump from scene to scene, and you never see how everything connects. For example, in Lost, I cannot visualize how everything connects inside the hatch, even though I’ve seen every episode twice or so, and I can’t use it as a memory palace.
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