# What Image system are you using to memorise Images at Memory League?

#1

What are the most common systems for memorising images?
What Image system are you using to memorise Images at the Memory League?

#2

I use Memory Palaces, and I have five I regularly cycle through when training for this, each with 15 loci. I store two images on each locus, and try to make the images interact in some way. For example, if image one is a dog, and image two is a boat, I’ll quickly imagine the dog biting the boat, or something like that. The last four images I just vocalize like Cat, Man, Car, House. During recall I quickly put those four in place, then start working on the others. I’ve got my PB down below 16 seconds.

(Josh Cohen) #3

Simon’s peg system is another interesting way to do it.

(Lynne Kelly) #4

I hadn’t thought to use a peg system. I just assumed journey. Interesting!

(Josh Cohen) #5

That peg system is amazing. I don’t know if it’s faster than a memory journey, but it has led to more experimentation with peg systems. I’m converting my 3-digit system into pegs and will see what that does to my thought process, since my main number system will soon have permanent facts associated with each number.

#6

Thank you Josh.

I am in fact using a similar method, I use my own number shapes from 1-30.
I use the images as the loci itself, I place the number shapes that matches the number order of the images, each of my 1 and 2 digits number shapes has an action, so when I place the number on the image I create an action with the number shape on a part of the image.

As an example;
First image = number shape 1 = A Lighter.
I burn a part of the first image and make a mental note of the part I burn.
and so on with my other number shapes with their own actions in the same order as the images.

I practiced Images at the Memory League with my number shapes system and I got to level 10 within a few hours.

I did it in 56.17 seconds to memorise it, and that score is my best so far.
My next goal is to beat 56 seconds. But I’m still happy if I can regularly get 30 images in a minute.

(Josh Cohen) #7

Nice, that sounds like the same basic technique, except using different pegs. Works great.