10 Loci per room

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#1 2 October, 2015 - 15:06
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10 Loci per room

It came up in another topic, but I have some trouble creating an artificial memory palace with 10 loci per room. Does anyone have some tips?

Like when putting loci in a bathroom, I get something like: shower, bath, sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, towel rack, toilet, basket for the laundry. That is only 8 loci, and they are really not far apart.

2 October, 2015 - 21:42
Joined: 4 years 2 weeks ago

Since it's imaginary, just make a bigger bathroom. You also don't need to have exactly 10 in each room.

Also, shrink down. How big is the bathroom when you are a a cat? How many more loci can you see?


3 October, 2015 - 01:32
Joined: 2 years 6 months ago

Shrinking myself down is a nice idea, I might get a few more loci out of small things that way. If that doesn't work I can up the size of the rooms. Thank you Bateman :) (I started to miss you already :p)

16 October, 2015 - 01:18
Joined: 2 years 8 months ago

shower, bath, sink, mirror, medicine cabinet, towel rack, toilet, basket for the laundry. That is only 8 loci, and they are really not far apart.

Some people put the locations close together. Boris Konrad can fit a lot of information on a soap bar.

11 November, 2015 - 17:36
Joined: 3 years 1 month ago

Hello. I always use 5 loci in each room, because it is difficult to me to handle more.

But I do what I call zoom-in, I turn every loci into a room itself. I need to plan this in advance before starting the memorization. So, I need to organize the information hyerarchically.

For instance, if I use a bedroom, the loci are: closet, bed, desk, window, book shelves. Then I turn the bed into a room and I assign five loci: pillow, top of the bed, bottom of the bed, front and back. The closet: upper drawers, lower drawers, shoe area, hangers and upper room for luggage.

Sometimes it works...

12 November, 2015 - 01:05
Joined: 5 years 2 months ago

What do you do if you have 5 loci in a room and later discover other objects or sites that can be used as loci. Initially they were not included as they did not seem distinctive enough. However later i want to include them. Can i always just add points to my initial memory palace?

12 November, 2015 - 02:01
Joined: 2 years 6 months ago

I myself have noticed no problems with that,but I have to walk through the memory palace again for a few times, so it isn't usable the very second I add loci.

Over time I also learned that things often aren't distinctive because I don't make them memorable. The advice Bateman gave me in this same topic to make myself smaller as I walk through the memory palace helped a lot, I've also started to make things just bigger or more notable. A crack in a single tile becomes a big crack in the whole wall. Things often are as memorable as you dare to make them.

12 November, 2015 - 20:46
Joined: 2 years 6 months ago

one technique that works well for me is to think of some of the objects as having a cavity or hidden compartment inside, and when I open them, there is something unexpected. If you google weird mailboxes, you'll get a better idea of what I mean. toilets are easy to do this with. so, however, is a bar of soap. it makes the otherwise mundane objects in the room more interesting as well.

30 November, 2015 - 00:05
Joined: 3 years 2 months ago

For imaginary rooms, I use the walls and corners, but I let each image act with each other. If I have water there, it might flood the room. Sometimes it's a good idea depending on what I'm doing, and sometimes it's not. But, I seem to recall things better if they are interacting.

28 December, 2015 - 20:18
Joined: 2 years 3 months ago

Lol I concur. Can't get those images out of my head in the game Alice Mcgee. The more crazy and f***ed up the images along with the atomosphere of my palace the better I remember. Yes cracks in the floor!!!!

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