Loci = story ?

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#1 5 January, 2017 - 04:35
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Loci = story ?


Hi,

I'm new to all this world of memory techniques. I've a question about the Loci method that I do not understand at all.
Should I just put the objects on the corresponding locus? Or should I put them, and create a story in order to connect them all?

My doubt comes because I've been practicing with Images. What I do is to create a story, or try to make a connection with an image and the next. It was hard for me to recall 26 images in 60 seconds (to get to level 10 in the memory league) but I did it in that way, and remembering the last 3-4 images with the "short memory".
So I don't know if that's the correct way to memorize them.
Also, the same happens with words, I don't know if I need to create a story or to put them in the locus of the memory palace.

Sorry for my english haha.
Thanks,
Nico.

5 January, 2017 - 15:36
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Should I just put the objects on the corresponding locus? Or should I put them, and create a story in order to connect them all?

I'm not sure how other people do that -- I think it varies from person to person. If you do a few days of practice runs with each method, do you get better scores with one or the other?

6 January, 2017 - 04:23
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The story method isn't the Locci Method.

But it's one of the best to beguin with. You take a bunch of non-abstract word, and you link them in a story. Its one of the first memory exercices i would teach to children (in fact, it already exists = alphabet Learning with story)

In France, we call this approach SEL (Salt) Selection Enfance Lien

But it's also very conenient to memorize a grocery list. Imagination, link and fun.

The locci method: in a nutshell. Take your house, your appartment. Imagine you walk through it, in a certain way. Select 10 locations. Precisely. Redo the walk mentally.

Then, take 10 items you want to memorize. Visualise them. Feel them. etc. Put them in a certain order.

Now, visualize yourself putting those ten items, one by one, in those ten locations. Walk in reverse. To see them one more time. etc.

By putting those items in locations you know, you are able to rember them quite well, in the order. It's the Locci Method.

It's a very, very powerfull method. By practicing it, you'll find your way to use it in a personal fashion.

The only problem (i my opinion) is that is 'big gun'. You have to practice some other exercise to be able to use it on his maximum potential, and other methods can be more usefull for 'small things'.

14 January, 2017 - 06:57
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I will take one of my loci and stack it with a mini-story in order to cram 3-4 different pieces of information in it -- just a little FYI.

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