One gigantic memory palace?

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#1 2 November, 2016 - 17:51
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One gigantic memory palace?

Hi all, I'm new here but have studied a bit of memory techniques from reading the posts here and podcast online. I already created my own major system a while back and it works very well! My new project I want to work on is making one gigantic memory palace out of my apartment. I was hoping for any insight and tips into this idea. My rough idea is to use posted notes in the top corner of my room and buy different colored yarn to tape/link related loci together to separate the journeys but still utilize all the space of my walls that would cover each inch of space and than spread out to my other rooms. Just wondering if this sounds plausible to anyone here. I've heard it hard to keep information well when loci are too close to one another but was hoping that I could eliminate that problem with more physical and unique loci, perhaps different shaped/colored posted notes with two or three peices of info/images on the notes and the different colored yarn linking them. Please let me know your thoughts on this idea and extra tips or constructive criticism :P

7 November, 2016 - 16:05
Joined: 2 years 7 months ago

It's an interesting idea that is worth experimenting with.

It reminds me of a mnemonic device mentioned by Lynne Kelly. Search the site for lukasa.

8 November, 2016 - 09:56
Joined: 2 years 3 months ago

Try not to overcomplicate things. The idea is to keep mental effort as low as possible. I would walk into a room in my house and just use the nook and cranny method to find my stations/loci. (4 corners - 4 walls - top and bottom of every room). Then you can use different situations to increase the number of memory palaces you have. For example, say you have 5 rooms in your house. That is fifty stations/loci. Then you imagine the same station/loci, but underwater. Now you have 100 stations/loci, etc.

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