Memorizing random facts with quick recall

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#1 18 June, 2015 - 10:20
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Memorizing random facts with quick recall

I just recently began to read "The Memory Book" by Harry Lorayne & Jerry Lucas and have started to learn the memory techniques they teach, along with browsing the internet.

I do wonder though, what the best method for learning random facts (countries capitals, random trivia questions, anything) and also being able to quickly recall this information? Making a journey for all countries may make me remember all countries and their association capital, but it won't allow me for fast recall. How good would it be to instead make an association between each contry and it's capital (and other two-way information), and then put them in long term memory by using a spaced repetition software?

In my mind the latter method seems more efficient for information I want to know forever and that doesn't need to be in a list. But, I'm not entirely sure if that method is as effective as I believe. I hope you can give me some answers here.

23 June, 2015 - 17:53
Joined: 4 years 11 months ago

Welcome to the site.

Just use a memory palace or a journey, then store the items in there. Once you review it multiple times, you will be able to access 'random information' pretty quickly. You think of the country, and your mind should jump to that country in your journey, or at the very least to the area where the country is stored. You should also use spaced repetition with it to keep the information from fading away.


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