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Mnemonics. The system of pegging that I will be outlining over the course of the next few pages, is one of the most important techniques that has so far been developed in the field of Mnemonics, since the discipline was first practised during the time of the ancient Greeks.


Second only to the system of linking in its overall usefulness. A version of pegging was first put forward by a man named Stanislaus Mink von Wennsshein, around the year 1648. Since then the technique has been modified extensively by a number of researchers in the field. Notably by the Englishman Dr Richard Gray, in the year 1730. In more recent times the memory experts Harry Lorayne and Tony Buzan, amongst others, have modified the system further.

Basically what pegging does is to turn a number (any number), into a set of phonetic sounds or letters. The method The first thing that you need to do in order to learn how to peg, is to memorise the basic phonetic sounds that will be used to represent the numbers 0-9. Click here. Chaining and Story (Memory Techniques) Chaining All chaining does is make one item of information the trigger for the next piece of information.

Chaining and Story (Memory Techniques)

As an example let's take the order of the planets from our sun. Imagine (in as much lively detail as you can), taking several seconds over each image: A thermometer being used to take the temperature of a statue of the Venus de Milo.The Venus de Milo crumbling to become earth. Oops.A Mars bar bush growing out of the earth.The Mars bars cut out the middleman, leaping straight on to your face and transforming into spots (The Great Spot being a feature of Jupiter).You use a diamond ring (Saturn's Rings) to carefully cut the spots off your face.You go to scratch an itch and lose the ring in your butt (Uranus).Trying to find the ring you pull out instead a trident (Neptune).

Now, starting with the thermometer can you recall all the images and name the planets in order? Story Unsurprisingly, in this memory trigger technique you link together the items to be remembered in a story. Mind Map. This article is about the diagram.

Mind Map

For the geographical concept, see Mental mapping. Hand-drawn and computer-drawn variations of a mind map. A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those. Mind maps can be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available.

Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram.[1] A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting".[2] Origins[edit] 4 Hour Workweek. Outsourcing Blog. Visualization Methods.