How many loci can you fit into a room?

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#1 16 January, 2016 - 13:15
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How many loci can you fit into a room?

I think every room you've ever been in has around 10 loci, and most of the times, all of these platforms have corners. My idea is that you could use these corners, and place loci in them. That way, you've gone from 1 locus to 5 loci (each corner and the middle). But surely from there, you could add more, inbetween each corner, at the midpoint, you could add one? So now you're at 9, and 9*10 is 90. In this system, I think you could have palaces that aren't journeys as such, you would use a piece of furniture for a "palace" and then make your way around each side/corner. Are there any issues with creating rooms like this?

18 January, 2016 - 22:30
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22 January, 2016 - 20:09
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Please help me somebody.
After a month I have to appear for my 12th exams.
and I don't remember the names of topics.
I tried method of loci and I used my own house to store information and I was successful.
But due to lack of realistic places , I switched to imaginary palace but after creating different object related to my topics I placed them in different imaginary rooms
But I was not able to recall Much of it.
Someone please tell me the right way to build imaginary palace.
please help

23 January, 2016 - 07:51
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This is an individual thread, to get people's attention it's probably best to make a thread of your own

28 January, 2016 - 22:31
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Shoot me an email since I check that more often. Include the names of all your classes aand the exams in those classes and along with the syllabus for each class and we can take it from there. I have a great imagination so I can help with imaginary palaces I suggest as writing the palaces down on a spreed sheet first of course with the pegs and so on. [email protected]

28 January, 2016 - 23:38
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Mars, you won't be moving with any speed through a palace like that. But if you're thinking about long term retention, this is a fantastic method which I have used extensively to create thousands of extra loci to hold images as permanent fixtures, never to be removed or replaced. These aren't going to be great loci unless you zoom in enough for each spot on the matrix to be unique. If it is the top of a dresser or table, then with a close zoom, it is enough to see the object in relation to its edge or corner to know its position. There are probably many instances when this isn't very wise, and you have to think of it as a time saving strategy. You get what you pay for. 900 new loci in 9 new palaces are going to be better loci than extending your palace of 100 out to 1000 this way.

If you're learning a 3-digit object list of 1000 objects, this is a good way to index them. If you know your loci 1-100 by heart, and you learn the positions of

Without having to think, then you can find "479" very very quickly by zooming to the bottom corner of your 47th locus. I did this, and when I was helping Alex build his Big System I recommended he do this as well, and he liked it too. It isn't better than being able to read 479 and know just what it is. Jumping back and forth in and out of palaces is not helpful during memorization. But when you're first learning all of those objects, it can be really hard to remember what they are. Before you can remember the name of the object, this is the quickest method to identify it. In time, you will know your objects better, and the more direct route of language will take the place of index-zooming. The use of these reference fixtures will be phased out automatically.

However, they are still used to this day as the quickest way for me to cycle through my images in my head when I am trying to fill a blank up before the time runs out! :)

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