i found that using something to simulate walking in my case my fingers tapping on my temple improves my Spatial awareness while tranversing memory palces or loci even if i am not walking.
I didn't do any memorising today, as my depression was really bad.
Looking over my current image system for cards, it occurs to me that most of these don't really relate very well. I might switch to the Dominic system actually; however that leaves the question of the Jacks, Queens, and Kings...
Let's see how the scores improve this month!
I failed both attempts today, which was pretty discouraging. However, I've set up a PAO system for the cards that I'm going to start learning, so hopefully I should be more accurate in the future.
I might also work on a memory palace for permanent things as well, based around Super Mario 64. I know that game better than some of the houses I've lived in, so hopefully it'll be a good choice. Maybe I'll even make a nested memory palace... hmm.
- Come up with a semi-rigid (and lighter and smarter than now) training schedule for the duration of my parental leave, including:
a) memory drills (large visualization and linking reviews, speed runs)
b) dexterity drills (USE REAL CARDS!)
c) various attempts of the official disciplines
- Strenghten the links between Originals and Shadows for cards.
- Adding details & behaviors to the characters from my systems
- Think of pre-made specific interactions for all my loci
I figure I might as well start somewhere.
Today I timed myself with a deck of cards for the first time (third attempt overall), and successfully memorised it in 9:49.76. I'm quite astonished I made it under 10 minutes, and it's really encouraging, although I didn't time recall.
My main issue wasn't creating the images or remembering what card came next in recall, it was just trying to remember what card goes to what image in memorising. I had a lot of trouble memorising the 4 of clubs, simply because I couldn't remember the image of a car.
Last year I was lucky enough to take part in the second episode of Superhuman, which will be airing tomorrow night at 8 pm central! You can see my face flash across the screen for about a tenth of a second in this video. I do a solo challenge alongside 4 other contestants doing their own unique challenges, and then the judges and audience pick a winner. It was pretty amazing. Cathy and I got to meet Mike Tyson and Christina Milian!
When I was in China this March, I had the chance to do a short interview with Su Zehe, who just won the Philippine Open and broke the images world record. It's more of a bullet-point profile. Hope you guys enjoy: https://mullenmemory.com/blog/2017/6/11/flash-profile-with-chinese-memory-athlete-su-zehe
... following a bad dream where I had lost all my ability to remember things in the context of competition, let's set some goals for the end of the year!
Since my 40.94s in cards about three weeks ago, I've been quite regular between 40 and 50s, with many attempts under 45s and even a 40.97s! It's good to have some consistency, but I don't want to stay stuck over 40s forever. I've made sure to do drills and review my system every single day. There are still some images that are difficult to conjure up. I've actually changed some of them in the past couple of weeks, these ones weren't really well connected with the "keyword" that I'm subvocalizing. I'm expecting a few more changes there.