What's the best and fastest way to place or connect an image with your pegs?

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#1 1 August, 2017 - 02:28
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What's the best and fastest way to place or connect an image with your pegs?


What's the best and fastest way to place or connect an image with your pegs?

If I'd just memorised a 4 digit number and I'd created an image, what would be the best practice to use with the pegs in the room?

Let us say the peg was the TV, and the image I made was James Bond Singing To A Cigar, so should we just make the action happen in front of the TV?

Or make the action do something with the TV as well?

When I memorise, If I interact the image with the peg with an action, It slows me down a lot, it's like an extra step I have to do.

My aim is speed, but I can't seem to find a solid solution to this.

How do you do your practice?

8 September, 2017 - 10:58
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Erol,

Good question. I have found in my own personal memorization that you can retain an image a lot better if you interact it to the peg in some way. So James Bond singing to a cigar IN FRONT of the tv is a lot less memorable that James bond singing to a cigar INSIDE OF the tv (you might picture the tv glass broken and James bond sticking halfway out bleeding profusely but still insisting on singing to that cigar with his dying voice). If you don't involve the image with the peg, your mind has nothing to attach it too and it won't be able to remember what was there at all.

Hope this helps

8 September, 2017 - 17:42
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That's a great explanation, thank you.
The only problem is that it takes at least 4 to 7 seconds before I can memorise it because it involves Person with an action and another action with the loci itself. When I try to do it very fast at 2 to 4 seconds and trusting my memory, it doesn't seem to work well. I can recall it much better when I make the image interact with the loci, but as I said it slows me down a lot. I am working on my speed and trying to find ways to improve it with more practice.

9 September, 2017 - 11:54
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Yeah, I see what you're saying. Whenever I can interact the person performing the action with the loci itself, I find that it's more memorable. If speed is of the utmost importance, what you can try to do is interact the person in one loci to the person in the next loci you had. This will achieve the same effect of aiding your recall and you won't be wasting any time since your killing two birds with one stone. Maybe if Elvis was the first image in the room, you could attach him in your mind to the tv as he's singing to his cigar. For the next loci, don't worry about attaching that person to their loci (i.e. a dresser for instance), attach them instead to the previous person. If Darth Vader was your next person, you might imagine him coughing profusely at the smoke rings Elvis is creating by singing to his cigar. When you recall the image, you'll see him coughing, ask yourself why, and remember that it was because he was next to Elvis and is standing on the dresser. You can repeat this process with every person in the room and hopefully speed up the process.

10 September, 2017 - 11:19
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Thank you for that, but I do PA, how can we achieve the same thing with PA?

11 September, 2017 - 14:35
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I must confess that I don't use the PA system when I memorize numbers. I've almost exclusively used the major system over the years, but the way I would go about memorizing a number with it would be like this. Say my number 15 is Albert Einstien >>> writing >>> on a blackboard and 16 is Arnold Schwarzenegger >>> lifting >>> weights. Say also that I'm trying to memorize the number 161515151616 I would: separate the numbers: 16 - 15 - 15 - 15 - 16 - 16 to make: Arnold Schwarzenegger writing on a blackboard at the TV, and Albert Einstien lifting weights at the dresser. But to make it faster, what I would PERSONALLY do is 1: make Arnold bleed profusely inside the TV with the broken glass, writing on the glass with chalk like its a blackboard. 2: make Arnold in my mind become frustrated and throw the chalk at Albert Einstein lifting weights throwing him of his game and having him drop the weights on himself. :) If you interact the characters with each other and the PEG, it will be more memorable, and I think once you get the hang of it, it won't add much time at all to the process.

11 September, 2017 - 16:10
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Great examples!

16 15
make Arnold bleed profusely inside the TV with the broken glass, writing on the glass with chalk like it's a blackboard.

16 15 (I could also use this)
make Arnold in my mind become frustrated and throw the chalk

15 | 16
at Albert Einstein lifting weights throwing him of his game and having him drop the weights on himself.

This has given me a lot of ideas now, thank you!

I am also trying to get a system together with the Major system as a lot of people says that the major system is faster than Dominic with numbers and cards, so I am trying to also create a 3 digits Major system to memorise numbers and cards at a good speed. Ben and Shadow System seems to have a huge success in speed memory, at the moment I'm still trying to figure out how the system works.

12 September, 2017 - 14:44
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There you go! you're getting it. That's an interesting idea. I bet a three digit major system could be very fast. One benefit of the major system is that there are many, many possibilities for any number since it's based on phonetics. So you can find something that personally relates to you very easily.

Keep it up.

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