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Remember Any Number With the Major Memory System

Remember Any Number With the Major Memory System
Did you ever want to be able to recite pi up to 22,500 decimal digits? As for me, I never felt attracted to that sort of stuff. But remembering phone numbers, passwords, PINs, birthdays and all sorts of everyday numbers — that’s something I resonate with! Meet the Major memory system, one of the most powerful techniques around for memorizing numbers. If you think you could use a boost to your memory, or just want to jog your brain a little, here’s a great way to do it. (And yes, you’ll also be able to pull off the pi digits stunt if that’s what catches your fancy.) How the Major Memory System Works Our brains are notoriously poor at memorizing numbers. And that’s what the Major system is about: converting abstract, dull numbers into vivid, striking images. The Major Memory System in 3 Steps 1. The heart of the Major system — and the key to convert numbers to images and vice-versa — is a 10-item mnemonic table. As an example, let’s take the (in)famous number 42. 2. Now for the fun part. 3.

Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use all the memory resources available to you to remember information in a highly efficient way.

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Numbers Near Multiples Of Ten It's fairly easy to multiply two numbers that are close to the same multiple of 10. The algorithm for doing it is called “Nikhilam Navatascaramam Dasata.” It is part of a system of algorithms and mnemonics to remember them, collectively known as “Vedic Math”, that was developed by Jagadguru Swami Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaj in the early 20th century. The easiest way to explain the algorithm is to give examples, and explain the algorithm along the way. 7 x 8 First find a suitable “base”. base 10 7 | -3 x 8 | -2 Multiply the differences. -3 x -2 = 6. base 10 7 | -3 x 8 | -2 ________ | 6 Now add the difference between the one number to be multiplied and 10, to the other number to be multiplied. Put the result on the left side of the answer: base 10 7 | -3 x 8 | -2 ________ 5 | 6 7 x 8 = 56 Now let's try it with significantly bigger numbers, to see why this is such an advantage. 98 x 89 ____ Since both numbers are close to 100, we will use 100 as our base. 10200 + (-08) = 10192 104 x 98 = 10192