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.
" 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. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning (public library) by Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor in which, among other things, he sheds light on how our species' penchant for pattern-recognition is essential to consciousness and our entire experience of life.
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.
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. 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. It has existed as a recognized group of principles and techniques since at least as early as the middle of the first millennium BCE, 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.
Origins and history Pi Memorisation. This section will help you memorize Pi.
Pi is defined, in Euclidean geometry, as a constant which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Why Pi? Pi is a challenge to memorize because the number of digits in it are infinite, and there's no discernable pattern anywhere to the order of the digits. There are many other constants with these qualities (most notably e, the base of natural logarithms, and the square root of 2), but since Pi is usually introduced in geometry before other similar numbers, Pi is the most recognizable of these numbers. Together, all these qualities help make Pi a classic challenge, and allow you to determine to what degree you wish to meet the challenge. Improve Your Memory with The Chunking Technique. Memorizing Dates - How To Remember Dates For A Test. Dates are often difficult to remember because they seem so random and obscure unless we can relate them to something specific.
For instance, the American Civil War started in 1861, but unless you have a strong interest in the specific timeline of the war, there is nothing special about the starting date that separates that date from any other. What makes 1861 stand apart from 1863 or 1851? When trying to memorize a date, students can really benefit from a mnemonic system (memory technique) to help them recall the right numbers in the right order. For memorizing dates it might be helpful to borrow a practice from the London Cockneys. A Cockney is an inhabitant of the East End of London, England. In Cockney slang: Can you believe it? More examples: Whistle and flute = suit White mice = ice Tom Hanks = thanks Trouble and strife = wife Remembering Dates We can use the same method to remember dates.
You can leave off the century, so that 1861, the starting date for the Civil War, becomes 61. S.P.Y.W.I - Using the Mind Palace/Method of Loci Technique in Different Situations. How to Remember Stuff with a Memory Palace. I need to go to my mind palace. Have you deleted anything from your.mind palace yet?
I've just began creating/using mine so i began with small things that are unimportant. i think i can't delete them yet because i don't have.a lot of info yet. any suggestions? Deleting things can be somewhat difficult! Pimp Your Memory: How to Build a Mind Palace like Sherlock Holmes. You’ve all seen that scene in the Baskerville episode of BBC’s Sherlock (if you haven’t, you’re missing out, mate) where the show is about to reach its climax and Sherlock, in that flat, bitchy tone we’ve all come to love, commands: “Get out.
I need to go to my Mind Palace.” John Watson explains it’s a memory technique which, in theory, means you’ll never forget a thing, and then we see Sherlock (with the aid of a visual manifestation of his mind, including a particularly funny moment when Elvis Presley’s face is superimposed on his) link together all the clues they’ve been given to solve the mystery of HOUND. Despite what a lot of viewers thought, the Mind Palace was not just a clever plot device invented by Mark Gatiss just for the show. And I’ve found it to be a ridiculously helpful mind hack. It’s helped me remember shopping lists, lists of films I’ve been recommended, has helped me memorise lines for plays (yes, even Shakespeare. So there you go. Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique.
The Memory Palace is one of the most powerful memory techniques I know.
It’s not only effective, but also fun to use — and not hard to learn at all. The Memory Palace has been used since ancient Rome, and is responsible for some quite incredible memory feats. Eight-time world memory champion Dominic O’Brien, for instance, was able to memorize 54 decks of cards in sequence (that’s 2808 cards), viewing each card only once. And there are countless other similar achievements attributed to people using the Memory Palace technique or variations of it. Even in fiction, there are several references to the technique.