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I'm fascinated by the concept of "loci" and the techniques used to enhance ones memory. Hopefully this node will assist others in their quest for memory & recollection of memory engrams.

The Memory Palace System - The Minimalist Blog. As illustrated by the image above, memory is quite complex, but the more tools we have to harness our thoughts and power of recall, the simpler it becomes.

The Memory Palace System - The Minimalist Blog

I have been using the Memory Palace System for a few months now, but only for little things like grocery and topic lists (lists of points I want to make in a conversation or debate). However, recently I’ve been using it to memorize poetry, passages of the Bible, and other important documents, and have found that it has enabled me to memorize passages in less than half of the time it would normally.

So a poem that would take 30 minutes to add to my mid/long- term memory now takes less than 15 minutes. There are, however, both advantages and disadvantages to the technique that we’ll discuss later. The History of the Memory Palace The memory palace, also known as “the Method of Loci”, is the oldest mnemonic technique dating back to the ancient civilization of Rome. Creating the Mind Palace A Shopping List Example The List Exercise Completed! Method of loci.

The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places"[1]), also called the memory palace or mind palace technique, is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero's De Oratore, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria).

Method of loci

How to Build a Memory Palace (with Sample) <img alt="Image titled Build a Memory Palace Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Edit step1Decide on a blueprint for your palace.

How to Build a Memory Palace (with Sample)

While a memory palace can be a purely imagined place, it is easier to base it upon a place that exists in the real world and that you are familiar with or you can use some places of your favorite video game. A basic palace could be your bedroom, for example. Larger memory palaces can be based on your house, a cathedral, a walk to the corner store, or your town. The larger or more detailed the real place, the more information you can store in the corresponding mental space.

17 Small Productivity Habits. The Mini-Habit The idea behind mini habits is that you can get to a larger habit if you start small, create simple goals, and aim for consistency.

17 Small Productivity Habits

In his book Mini Habits: Small Habits, Bigger Results, Stephen Guise gives the example of “The One Pushup Challenge.” He was doing what a lot of us do. Feeling guilty about not working out, he tried to fit years worth of exercise into the first workout which created an all or nothing attitude (not to mention a focus on goals and not process.) Well, one day he decided to do the opposite. In Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less, author S. The core idea behind the mini-habits concept is that you can build a major habit by thinking small enough to get started. Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity - Maria Popova.

"If seven friends in turn rapidly told him their phone numbers, he could calmly wait until the last digit was spoken and then, from memory, key all seven friends' numbers into his phone's contact list without error.

Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity - Maria Popova

" It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Your Memory Palace: Method of Loci. Memory Enhancing Technique The method of loci, also called the memory palace, is a mnemonic device introduced in ancient Roman rhetorical treatises.

Your Memory Palace: Method of Loci

It relies on memorized spatial (of or relating to facility in perceiving relation of objects) relationships to establish, order and recollect memorial content. The term is most often found in specialized works on psychology, neurobiology, and memory, though it was used in the same general way at least as early as the first half of the nineteenth century in works on rhetoric, logic, and philosophy. Method of loci is also commonly called the mental walk. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now. The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages.

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now

But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking.

Brainsmart - Take a Walk in Your Mind. Wiping Your Memory Palace, Sealing Important Data Permanently & Layering For Incredible Recall. First off I would like to take a minute to thank all of you for your continued support in my work.

Wiping Your Memory Palace, Sealing Important Data Permanently & Layering For Incredible Recall

Last month alone this blog maxed out at around 1.2 million views and my articles are about to be syndicated in some pretty amazing places. Thank you so much, every one of you. The following article has been one that people seem to have decided upon themselves. I’ve received droves of emails asking one basic question, and a very good one at that. Improve Your Memory with The Chunking Technique. Creative Thinking - Exercises. Boost Your Brain Power: 7 Tips for Improving Your Memory. Surely, constantly forgetting what you were doing in the middle of doing something and constantly looking for your misplaced house keys is not the ideal way to spend your golden years.

Boost Your Brain Power: 7 Tips for Improving Your Memory

Don't wait until it is too late to start thinking about improving your memory. If you are bad at remembering simple to-do tasks, other people's names, your girlfriend's birthday, and other relevant pieces of information, use some of the most useful mnemonic devices illustrated below to help you retain things more permanently in your brain space. Wiping Your Memory Palace, Sealing Important Data Permanently & Layering For Incredible Recall. Art of memory. The art of memory (Latin: ars memoriae) is any of a number of a loosely associated mnemonic principles and techniques used to organize memory impressions, improve recall, and assist in the combination and 'invention' of ideas.

Art of memory

An alternative and frequently used term is "Ars Memorativa" which is also often translated as "art of memory" although its more literal meaning is "Memorative Art". It is sometimes referred to as mnemotechnics.[1] It is an 'art' in the Aristotelian sense, which is to say a method or set of prescriptions that adds order and discipline to the pragmatic, natural activities of human beings.[2] It has existed as a recognized group of principles and techniques since at least as early as the middle of the first millennium BCE,[3] and was usually associated with training in rhetoric or logic, but variants of the art were employed in other contexts, particularly the religious and the magical.