## Brainstorming a Full 10,000-image Mnemonic System

This post is a brainstorm about how a 10,000-image mnemonic system might look. I’ve created a script that displays all of the assignments. (The link is below.) It’s based on my existing systems, so it wouldn’t be difficult to expand, except for the unimaginable time commitment of creating and maintaining 10,000+ images — something that I will likely never have time for. I built the script on request, and decided to post the explanation here in the blog. Read more

## How to Memorize Numbers

I made a quick video that provides an introduction on how to memorize numbers. The main purpose of the video is to introduce some common number memorization systems and explain the difference between image generation and image placement. Read more

## Experimenting with a Category-Based Ben System

I’m not very happy with my current mnemonic system, so I’ve been experimenting with a couple of alternatives over the past few days. One of the ideas was to redo my Ben System images entirely from scratch using the ideas here and here, along with an idea that Nelson Dellis mentioned. Read more

## Finishing My Ben System Images

I went to a bookstore yesterday, looking up lists of animals, objects, and mythological characters that might fit in my mnemonic system.

After I filled about 6 pages with image ideas, I started to add them to my system in the way I mentioned in my last post. Read more

## How to Find More Images for the Ben System

For many people, one serious obstacle to learning the Ben System is finding images to fit all 2,704 possible combinations. Today I came up with a way to fill in my missing images.

## 2,704 Images

In the Ben System, each pair of cards is combined into an image.

Here is an example pair of cards:

The first consonant is made by combining the two suits. Club-spades is an “n” sound.

Next, the first card value becomes a vowel (5 = “ai”), and the final card value becomes a consonant (Ace = “t”). My phonetic key is here [PDF].

So 5 of clubs and Ace of hearts is “NAIT” or “knight”. Not all combinations are that easy though. Read more