Making untangibles words tangibles - how fast do images come for intangible words?

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#1 25 February, 2017 - 11:48
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Making untangibles words tangibles - how fast do images come for intangible words?


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I am a beginner in this field and I was wondering how fast pictures for intangible words come to people who have been practicing these techniques for some time. How about a image for "was", "then" just to give any examples (there are of course large percentage of text words that are not tangible (not a thing that can be seen) Are experienced in this field able to get image for all words within 5 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec? Do you always get the same image for same intangible words (using the image you have already used for that word in the past) or is it random images for the same word?

25 February, 2017 - 12:48
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"was" is a wasp with its head cut off.
"then" is the mayor of Athens with his head and feet cut off.
I think it would help to know where you are going with this. What are you trying to memorize?

27 February, 2017 - 04:37
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Thanks for the reply. I was not looking for those specific words but words in general. How fast do the images come to you? Is it like that the experienced get images for all words within 1 sec fx so they are able to produce 10 images for basically any 10 words within 10 seconds?

27 February, 2017 - 12:05
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Your question appears to me to miss the point, and I'm still not sure what your point is. If going fast creating images were my objective here, I would be afraid that my newly formed images would have a high risk of not being particularly useful. An image, in this forum, is usually something that will sound like something you know, so that the sound of the image can be systematically atomized to produce the desired information.
So, what do you want to memorize "then" for? Is it the word you wish to use for memorizing the number 12, ( MaJoR system: th=1, en=2), so that every time you have to memorize a 12, you will see Athens, the Greek Mayor with head and feet cut off? You want a memory castle full of untangible words for some reason ?
As you may be able to see, not knowing or understanding your purpose makes it difficult to evaluate what you are trying to do here.
I would think that image creation speed increases when you regularly work with the same image. So, if you are always looking to work with new images, you are not likely to ever achieve much as far as speed is concerned.
If you want images for untangible words, because you want to be fast at memorizing random lists of them, then I'm not sure what I would recommend because it depends once again on your purpose for memorizing them, long term or short term?

27 February, 2017 - 14:19
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This is more like a poll question than anything else. If good mnemonists were to see ten random words words that were untangible and they hadnt made any image of them before (lets say very technical terms words) how long would it take them to memorize this 10 random words? I am just thinking about the working/reading speed of good and well trained mnemonists. If good mnemonists were to read a technical text in fx. biology without having no education on the subject how long would it take him to read a whole page and memorize lets say 80-90% of what it says on that page (not word for word but the context). Could a good mnemonist get a good grade in biology having a one day to prepare for the exam without having no knowledge of biology beforehand. What is your guess about these thoughts?

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