Today is Pi Day: March 14, 2016, or 3/14/16 as written in the US. (The first digits of pi are 3.14159, which can be rounded to 3.1416.) In this post I’ll show you an easy way to memorize as many digits of pi as you would like. It’s the same technique that is used by people who memorize many thousands of digits of pi. Read more
Have you ever heard that the phrases “in the first place, in the second place…” may have originated with the method of loci? Does anyone know where this idea originates? I’ve heard this bit of information repeated many times, but have never researched its origin until now. Is it true? Read more
I just saw this video of a 3-D printer that uses paper to create models of landscapes. The first thing that came to mind is whether one could use this technique to print out scenes that could be used as memory palaces. Check out the video: Read more
Since I’ve just moved to Austria, and I don’t speak any German, the company that I work for is sending me to a German language course in the evenings. It will be
15 12 hours per week in class plus homework. [Edit: I found out that the course is only four days per week, so 12 hours and not 15.] Read more
I’m at a conference in Jerusalem at the moment. I went on a tour of the Old City that included a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I didn’t create a memory place there yet, but it would be a perfect building for it because of all the different sections. Check it out: Read more
Here are some of the articles that have been sitting in my Firefox tabs. I thought people might be interested in reading some of them: Read more
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. Read more
Here is an update on some of my experiments:
Images per Locus
I’ve been experimenting with placing two images per locus instead of three. I’m finding that it’s easier and faster with two. Even if I make mistakes on where the pair goes in the memory journey, I usually get the pairs matched correctly.
In the Ben System, three images are placed per locus. Apparently, Wang Feng is using two. I think I’m going to use two until I improve, and then I will try adding a third. Read more