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This might be interesting.

Some mentalism requires that you memorise things to the point of "fluency" (in other words, recall of any part of the data at will). Personally, I naturally think in pictures, so I prefer to memorise things visually too.

But what's your favourite method and why?
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I tack it up on a board, writing it by hand..
then I juggle in front of the board for an hour while reading it...

no idea why -- but that cements it in my mind...
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I remember sneakily tossing a post it note on a refidgerator with the Knight's Tour on it at a privar party I once worked. (I did remove it before leaving).

At any rate, I get along fine with the Lorayne stuff.

Cool topic.

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I've preferred hand written flash cards, as the process of making them and writing the information out (as opposed to printing) helps from the get-go.

While studying with flash cards I also use memory pegs, visualizations and a number of small tricks to cement the information in mind. Repetition, random testing and daily mental run through's all work for me. I find the best way to remember certain things is to PERFORM with the information and anchor into the performances and applications through auto suggestion, etc.

This IS a cool topic!

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On a more serious note though Jon ,I find memorising numbers a sinch .Easier in small clusters . However Im seriously rubbish with names...
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Markthorold: Old age, not true. Pick up a copy of my latest book, AGELESS MEMORY (Simple Secrets for Keeping Your Brain Young). Seems as if I wrote it just for you ('cause you'll even be able to remember names.) hl
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Visualising, and dirty, dirty cribs...like the one I was born...
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I use a large memory palace to store all sorts of information. With each new body of facts, I add a new room or wing.
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This is of course a very interesting thread as TT2 pointed out.
The memory palace is talked about in DB's latest book - a great idea - unfortunately the bricks of these palaces are made of a quickly mentidegradable material, without constant reaffirming the mortar crumbles and the palaces dissolve.
The 'Holy grail' of memory would be to form and maintain permanent structures. These would have to reside in the unconscious and be consciously accessible - does anyone have any ideas on the construction of permanent memory structures?
I would be refreshing to start a nd maintain a thread where we discussed and developed ideas, as an alternative to immature slagging off....





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On 2008-01-17 16:30, Subgenial wrote:
The 'Holy grail' of memory would be to form and maintain permanent structures.


Subgenial,

One can never forget moments of heightened emotion or extreme physical sensation. I therefore suggest that you recite the information that you wish to memorise while nailing a bodily appendage of your choice to a length of timber. If that doesn't cause you to remember it, nothing will.
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Sheesh, I picked up the Memory Palace technique of all places reading HANNIBAL - so intrigued was I that I then did get a bunch of midieval and renaissance related books on the subject - and it works! Just like Corinda's #12 the shelf... I still know every item I've ever placed there and for who... like a peanut for a woman named anna...

The memory is a weird thing....

The nice thing about a memory palace is it can be used for Mindfullness and meditation as well... especially if you build a nice pond with a water feature....

As for memory and emotion - its true - there is optimal levels to get it into memory in a healthy way - too much and it acts as a trauma and thus the memory "flashbacks" in various forms that get burnt in part into the hypocampus
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I, too, learned the "memory palace" technique from "Hannibal" and do use it for some things. But for the most part I rely on Harry's techniques. I remember names forever, but numbers...still practicing!

Having what Harry Lorayne refers to as "Original Awareness" of the thing you're trying to remember seems to be the key for me.
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Harry Lorrayne is terrific indeed Smile
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I read Harry Lorayne's and Jerry Lucas' "The Memory Book" about 30 years ago, and the system for memorizing a list of objects has remained with me to this day. I don't use it like I used to, but I have been thinking about dusting it off. I know Charles Gauci does a memory routine, does anybody else do on in their performances?

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On 2008-01-17 16:30, Subgenial wrote:
This is of course a very interesting thread as TT2 pointed out.
The memory palace is talked about in DB's latest book - a great idea - unfortunately the bricks of these palaces are made of a quickly mentidegradable material, without constant reaffirming the mortar crumbles and the palaces dissolve.
The 'Holy grail' of memory would be to form and maintain permanent structures. These would have to reside in the unconscious and be consciously accessible - does anyone have any ideas on the construction of permanent memory structures?
I would be refreshing to start a nd maintain a thread where we discussed and developed ideas, as an alternative to immature slagging off.



In my case, it is quite permanent and I only store those things I wish to remember permanently though I use standard mnemonic techniques to create "memory places" in each area of the house. Example, there is a gallery of tarot cards, arranged according to my memorised deck. With the majors, there are a total of 74 detailed images correlated to specific numerical positions on which to "hang" things.
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I'm sorry...what was the subject? Must be my sugar.
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Do you guys and gals tend to use the same technique for remembering all groups of data, or does it depend on the type of data? I have an effect that requires me to remember a 12-digit number, so I split it into four groups of three digits each, a little like a telephone number. The weird thing is, I then visualise the groups!
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