Thank you to the activate members of the community who’s posts have already helped me start my memory journey. Specific thanks to Bateman, Josh Cohen, and Anthony Metivier.
I got started by memorizing the US Presidents and term dates via the major system combined with a memory palace and I’ve been surprised how easily the information sticks in my brain!
I am struggling to identify the best organization and memory strategy for my next project so I wanted to collect some best practices from the community.
I am trying to memorize:
- Every NBA Champion by year
- NBA runner-up by year
- NBA MVP by year
- NBA Finals MVP by year
My initial thought would be to have each year’s information stored in a loci using the major system to encode the dates (much like the palace I explained above).
The downside to this method is it becomes difficult when I am trying to answer the question, “How many titles have the Boston Celtics won?”, because I would need to go through the entire memory palace and count each loci that has the Celtics.
I want to be able to answer both:
- “Who was the NBA MVP in 1973?” (Which a memory palace can answer easily)
- “How many titles have the Boston Celtics won?”
Should I simply add another room to my palace with each team getting a loci for their specific information? (Ex. One of the loci would be Boston Celtics- 17 championships)
Thank you for your help!