Memory Of The Memory Palace Technique Essay

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Memory Palaces
The Memory Palace technique also known as the Method of loci (loci being Latin for “Palaces) is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory, familiar information about one 's environment, to quickly and efficiently recall information. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci] To begin this approach it is necessary to memorize the blueprint of some building, or the arrangement of shops on a street or in a mall, or any geographical item which is made up of a number of individual loci (rooms, stores etc.). When memorizing a set of terms, just imagine walking through these individual loci and associate a term to each one by forming an image between the item and any feature of that locus. Retrieval of items is managed by 'walking ' through the loci, allowing the created association to activate memory.

Begin by choosing your palace. Make this a place you are extremely familiar with. Perhaps a childhood home, mall where you always shop, or your route you follow to go to work.

List your specific route
Don’t just imagine a static scene. Imagine walking up to the front door, opening the door, stepping into the house, looking down at the barking dog, then looking at the cat on the counter, picking up the cat and placing her on the floor then looking right – seeing the refrigerator and looking left and seeing an old world map.

List Distinctive Features

Analyze the room methodically. Look at any pictures that are hanging,…

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