Creating “Hooks” for Loci

With two images per locus, I haven’t had any trouble remembering which pairs go together, but I’ve had problems remembering where they appear in the journey.

I’ve started to concentrate more on having a “hook” in each locus to attach the image to.


Mailbox - locus #2


  1. Front porch — the steps are made from a certain kind of stone, and the first image is pictured on that type of stone.
  2. Mailbox — the first image comes out of the mailbox.
  3. Electrical box — the first image should have the electrical box in it.
  4. End of street — the first image should include the spruce tree.
  5. Willow tree — the first image should be in the branches.
  6. Shed — the first image should come out of the shed.
  7. Etc.

This has cut down on the problem of forgetting where the image pairs appear. I think I was doing this before, but I wasn’t practicing for a long time, and must have…forgotten.

Photo of mailbox © a4gpa under CC BY-SA 2.0 License

One comment

  • I’m starting to grasp this idea of hooks. Thanks for these suggestions. I’d love to know more about how you use these techniques to recall names of people or important events/dates in history.