Any interesting techniques

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#1 20 May, 2017 - 02:58
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Any interesting techniques


Hello everyone,

So I thought of starting a thread that could be beneficiary for everyone here (including me of course). So, here I would like you to share interesting methods or techniques ( other than general mnemonic techniques mentioned in the forums obviously ), revived from the past or otherwise (discovered or invented lately) , that are worth researching and implementing.

For me, I had thought of lucid dreaming, which I know has been in existence long since, but I came to hear about it lately. There are some ancient Tibetan techniques or so, to induce lucid dreaming, which I read in a blog. Unfortunately for me, I am having the hardest time achieving lucidity ( bad luck ).

Anyways, as I said I would love to hear any such interesting techniques, need'nt be with numbers or memorising, anything will do, even if you have only heard about it, that will suffice.

Cheers.

22 May, 2017 - 00:06
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Lucid dreaming and memory? I don't know, I can lucid dream and I don't see how it links directly to memorising when I'm not sleeping. But since you asked, I lucid dream by realising I'm in a dream... sound weird? Well, I'm pretty sure most people have had at least one moment when they go "Oh, wait, this is a dream?" and then they wake up because they realise that. I find that I am sometimes able to stay asleep and observe the dream and that is where the lucidity is defined. I'm not sure if you can train it, though there have been claims that you can by keeping a dream journal of some sort, but I daydream and maybe that has helped me recognise bizarre circumstances and recognise them as being within a dream (but don't pick up daydreaming it is a bad habit).

22 May, 2017 - 00:08
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By the way, I use the 2 digit PAO system to memorise numbers, if you don't know what that is just search in the wiki.

24 May, 2017 - 01:12
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Good to hear.
But like I said, this just isn't about lucidity or memory alone. Being an off topic chat, I would love to involve anything that can be used in our day to day life, or that's worth researching.

Ohh.. And about PAO list, I've created my own too. Just lately. Been practicing with both numbers as well as cards..

24 May, 2017 - 15:32
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PAO is overrated, I don't believe it deserves to be so popular... even though I (currently) use a version of it lol.

Since this IS off-topic and we literally have a whole other forum dedicated to memory I'm going to mention a non-memory technique. Whenever you want something such as a job, having conversations with a well-known figure, or anything related to people, literally just talk to a bunch of people about it and ask around. There's may be a "system" for this stuff but it's just way easier if you have connections. If you need something and you need it now at least try to skip over all the bureaucracy and talk to people who can get things done. This technique has a large failure rate but you might be able to try it over and over until you eventually succeed depending on what you are going after and there is no cost in most cases. I could be wrong but that's what I have been thinking recently.

29 May, 2017 - 02:07
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That's a nice thought.

1 June, 2017 - 09:20
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@Grandzam Why do you think PAO is overrated? Specifically. Just curious. Thanks.

1 June, 2017 - 17:42
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Just because it doesn't seem to work as well for most people as a simple list with one image per number. You can learn to use it well but empirically the higher memory skill someone has the less likely it is they are using PAO. There may be some other reason for this than a weakness of PAO but there's not a whole lot of reason to believe otherwise, and definitely no reason that it should be as popular as it is.

I just think that most people look that the extremely elegant packing of three numbers in one image and think that it must be most efficient because of how it works. Really though what I think you want is simple people and objects with very clear and well defined links that remind you of both images linked and PAO doesn't do that.

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