# Mnemonics and memory improvement / Pegging and memory

Remembering Numbers - The Phonetic Number System to Easily Memorize Numbers Remembering numbers is hard. But if you want to build a great memory, you need a way to memorize them. Fortunately, there is a memory trick you can use for long numbers. It's called the Phonetic Number system (or Major system). Why is remembering numbers important? If the presentation includes sales figures and statistics, would you rather shuffle through papers or amaze everyone by spitting out the numbers from memory? That's just one example, but if you need to remember passwords, phone extensions, mathematical constants, street addresses, product codes, Bible verses, or anything else numeric, then invest some time learning the Phonetic Number system. Phonetic Number System The Phonetic Number system is a substitute alphabet for changing numbers to letters. For example, if I asked you to memorize the phrase, "Four score and seven years ago", you could easily do it. Now try memorizing the 30-digit number "8567 13543 887 54365 23678 369". Number to Letter Conversion One more point.

Dominic System The Dominic System is a MemoryTechnique that made its designer, Dominic O'Brien, World Memory Champion (he can memorise the order of a full deck of playing cards in less than a minute). Some people who find the MajorSystem too dry and restrictive find they can stick with the Dominic System. Basics The Dominic System uses an easy-to-remember number-to-letter conversion and the initials of memorable people, as well as "journeys" that are like MemoryPalaces. The number-to-letter correspondences run as follows: The numbers 00 to 99 are remembered via famous people and actions characteristic of them. Four-digit numbers can be remembered by combining the person for the first two digits with the action for the second two digits. Five-digit numbers are memorised by adding a symbol from the NumberShapeSystem to the image, so that 80152 might be represented by Santa writing on a blackboard with a swan (2) tucked under one arm. Advantages The 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, etc. Dry run Comparison with SemCubed

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. 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. According to the mnemonic table, the digits in the number 42 translate to r and n respectively. 42 gets encoded as rain, then. Decoding from word to number is even more straightforward. There are just a couple more notes to bear in mind: 2. 3. 0.

Mon (et votre) cerveau raciste Associer minorités et criminalité est irrationnel, injuste et... parfaitement normal. Le journaliste Juan Williams a déclaré au présentateur Bill O'Reilly [NDLE: polémiste très conservateur travaillant à Fox News] que voir des musulmans dans les aéroports le rendait nerveux. Ce qui lui a valu sans ambages d’être taxé de sectarisme [NDLE: et d’être limogé par la radio NPR]. Je ne suis pas en train de dire qu’il est rationnel ou juste d’associer musulmans ordinaires et terroristes. Imaginez que vous avez mal au ventre... La gauche a tort de penser qu’elle peut éliminer cette association d’idées en montrant simplement à quel point elle est injuste, car elle nie ainsi la réalité du mode de fonctionnement de notre cerveau. Il peut s’avérer utile de regarder comment fonctionnent les préjugés dans un contexte moins incendiaire que le profilage racial et le terrorisme. Du point de vue de l’évolution, ces associations automatiques ont un sens. L'inhabituel et la minorité L'irrationnel

Chaining and Story (Memory Techniques) Chaining All chaining does is make one item of information the trigger for the next piece of information. 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. 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. To take the order of the planets as an example. "You want to do some gardening so you check the Mercury (obvious encoding) in the thermometer and then consult a Venn diagram (Venus - initial syllable) to see what it means for the weather. This was made up on the spot from a list of the order of the planets (sniff - bye bye Pluto). Combining Story and Chaining Methods Advantages and Disadvantages

Maintenance mode Using memory techniques can get complicated when you want to memorize a lot of different information. Memory godfather Tony Buzan came up with the idea of putting your major system into a matrix and stretching it that way up to 10.000 combinations. Frank Gazerro is making his debut as an author for Memory-Sports.com by writing this article for you. Recomondation from Memory-Sports.com A similar system to the SEM³ but more effective is the Wardrobe Method. The Wardrobe Method Many of us use mind mapping as a way to organize our thoughts and plan projects. In his book, Master Your Memory, Buzan outlines his memory system, the Self Enhanced Memory Matrix or Sem Cubed (Sem³). The 10×10 Grid It all starts with a 10×10 grid. The matrix is build by 10 categories with ten elements each Each column represents a block of 1000 numbers divided evenly between 10 cells. If we look at the cell marked “A”, we see it’s in the 3000′s column and the 200-299 row. Get the idea? Themes and Pegs To sum it up:

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Major System Trainer (Memory Encoding Techniques) Note that this page is devoted to the Major System Trainer. If you are unfamiliar with the system itself then please check out the Major System page first The trainer presented here (see the bottom row of links in the navigation) helps you in choosing a set of words that fit the rules of the Major System and in training on the digits and words of the system. These instructions assume that you have Javascript enabled in your browser and are running the dynamic version. (The accessible version is very similar in how it works but lacks some features.) View Digits How digits map onto letters is set in the system so no editing here. Train On Digits Pick a test and click the ">" button to start running it. When the test criterion are achieved i.e. x questions or y amount of time depending on the type of test, you will be presented with the final statistics. Edit Nouns/Verbs Train On Nouns/Verbs This works on a similar basis to training on the digits of the system. How To Train

Impact de l’apprentissage de la lecture sur le cerveau Pour la première fois, des images détaillées de l'impact de l'apprentissage de la lecture sur le cerveau ont été obtenues par une équipe internationale de chercheurs. En comparant l'activité cérébrale d'adultes analphabètes avec celle de personnes alphabétisées durant l'enfance ou à l'âge adulte ces chercheurs ont démontré l'emprise massive (Le mot massif peut être employé comme :) de la lecture sur les aires visuelles du cerveau (Le cerveau est le principal organe du système nerveux central des animaux. Le cerveau traite les informations en provenance des sens, contrôle de nombreuses...) ainsi que sur celles utilisées pour le langage parlé. Coordonnée par Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France, Unité CEA-Inserm-Université Paris (Paris est une ville française, capitale de la France et le chef-lieu de la région d’Île-de-France. Pour cela, ils ont mesuré, par IRM fonctionnelle (En mathématiques, le terme fonctionnelle se réfère à certaines fonctions. Notes: Référence:

Learning Handouts Skip navigation links ugs : life and learning in sync Sanger Learning Center is UT Austin’s main resource for academic support. Each year, we help more than 20,000 students achieve their academic potential. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come in for one-on-one or drop-in tutoringImprove your study skills with a learning specialistMeet weekly with a peer academic coachAttend free classes and workshops Learn how self-testing can better prepare you for your next exam. Mnemonic major system The Major System (also called the phonetic number system, phonetic mnemonic system, or Herigone's mnemonic system) is a mnemonic technique used to aid in memorizing numbers. The system works by converting numbers into consonant sounds, then into words by adding vowels. The system works on the principle that images can be remembered more easily than numbers. The system Each numeral is associated with one or more consonants. Vowels and the consonants w, h, and y are ignored. The groups of similar sounds and the rules for applying the mappings are almost always fixed, but other hooks and mappings can be used as long as the person using the system can remember them and apply them consistently. Each numeral maps to a set of similar sounds with similar mouth and tongue positions. For most people it would be easier to remember 3.1415927 (an approximation of the mathematical constant pi) as: Whilst this is unwieldy at first, with practice it can become a very effective technique. Other

Nook And Cranny Method This is a method for expanding the capacity of a MemoryPalace tenfold without adding extra rooms. It seems to have been developed by Scott_Hagwood?, the first Grandmaster of Memory from the US. He used it to play the longest game of Simon on record: 31 sequences of light and sound. (The previous record was 14 sequences.) Hagwood's method is described in the article "Simon Made Simple" by John Grossmann, in the July 2004 Games magazine, page 4: To handle Simon's vexing array of yellow, red, blue, and green flashes, Hagwood employs what's called the "RomanRoom method," using familiar objects in the rooms of his house to help him remember Simon's pulsing patterns. Here is a reconstruction of Hagwood's system based solely on the information in this paragraph. near left cornerleft wallfar left cornerfar wallfar right cornerright wallnear right cornernear wallfloorceiling Evidently Hagwood uses the objects in the places in his house as pegs rather than the places themselves.

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