Hi, so I’ve been trying to understand why using a memory palace could benefit vocabulary learning but there’s something I don’t get. So to store a word into your memory place you need to store both the word itself and it’s meaning, if my understanding is right. But that means you need to link 3 things together, one of which is completely unrelated to both the word and meaning. How is that more efficient than directly linking the word to the meaning?
Also, it always occured to me that memory palaces were useful to memorize lists of things: like numbers, or a story, something that has an order. If you encounter a word that you’ve stored in a memory palace, do you actually need to go through all your location until you find the location that has the word you’re looking for?
So as you can see I’m really confused as to why a memory pallace would be prefered over a simple word-meaning linking method. One of the main disadvantage of the “linking” method is that sometimes your memory doesn’t get triggered when seeing the word, but won’t the same thing happen with memory pallaces since you’re also using a linking method to store words?
I’m looking forward to have a better understanding of that method, because I really like the idea of memory pallaces!