The Concept And Technique Of Memory Within A Memory
In previous posts we have learnt how we can use Journey Method and Roman Room System to remember different type of information. Today we will be learning a technique that uses a different approach to memorising data. I call it “Memory within a Memory Method”.The reason being that it uses information to memorise more information. Didn’t make sense?
Suppose you want to remember two words, horse and picture. To remember these words, you can simply imagine a picture of horse. Made sense now? Remember the goal here is to use what we already remember to remember what we want to remember. We will not be using locations and objects within a room as hooks to attach information to. Here are a few more example to get you familiar with this technique
To remember book and a matchbox
Imagine a matchbox resting on a book
To remember clothes and fire
imagine clothes set on fire
To remember pen and temperature
Imagine a pen boiling
To remember John and a deck of cards
Imagine John shuffling a deck of cards
Clear now? I hope you have understood how to use the memorised information to memorise new information. But what will you do if there are fifty words that you want to remember?
You will use the same method and use each word as a hook to attach the next word to it. Let’s memorise a list of 10 words using this method. The words we are going to memorise are
Door Glass Chair Computer Book Box Bed Bottle Mirror Pillow
Let’s start memorising NOW
Close your eyes and Imagine a big giant door after you are done, open your eyes
Now close your eyes again and imagine a glass hanging down that door. Open your eyes after you are done
Now close your eyes again and imagine that the glass that was hanging down the door falls onto a chair. Open your eyes after you are done
Now close your eyes again and imagine that the pieces of broken glass smash into a computer screen. Open your eyes after you are done with it.
Now close your eyes again and imagine that as soon as the pieces of the broken glass hit the computer screen, a book falls out of the computer screen. Open your eyes after you are done with it.
Now close you eyes again and imagine that the book that fell out of the computer screen has a picture of a wooden box on its cover. Open your eyes after you are done.
Now let us get a bit advanced here
Close your eyes again and imagine yourself picking up that book and taking it to your bed, and what is that? A bottle and a mirror having pillow fight in your bed? Ops..!!!
I bet if you imagined all that, you now now easily recall all then item.
A little test
What was hanging down the door? Right. A glass
what did fall out of the computer screen? Right. A book
What picture was there on the cover of the book? Right. A wooden Box
Use this technique to help you shopping lists, to-do lists or any information that you want to remember for a short period of time (A few months)