how to improve loci?

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#1 9 January, 2018 - 09:41
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how to improve loci?


I made several palaces and linked them together to make a single 1000 step journey. I decided it was time to stop expanding and spend more time on improving my palaces. What methods do you use to make your loci stronger/faster/memorable?

so far I haved used the following techniques.
- empty walks, thus walking through the journey without placing images (try to do this daily now)
- adding more realism (visiting loci IRL and studying photographs)
- adding fantasy elements (put an apple pie in your oven or put the eifel tower in your garden if it helps)

12 January, 2018 - 23:56
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Skip the stations mentally. This tends to make your use of the Memory Palaces much stronger. It also puts the serial positioning effect into play, which is a key part of entering the memorized info into long term memory.

16 January, 2018 - 06:24
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Thanks for the comment. It is a lot of work to go through all of them but it really helps. Lately I am able to make longer chains without review. Could be related to practising my loci more. I go through them with a metronome at 60 per minute. But that means 1000 seconds to do the entire journey. But no pain no gain ;-)

16 January, 2018 - 12:10
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Can you explain what you mean by "skit the stations"? I'm not sure I understand. Thanks!

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