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Offline gohan

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2015, 10:27:39 PM »
any advise
how to learn this
skill
i had a great  memory especially visual   (well more like  tv documentary or book or building but not art or anything else)  :onionfacepalm:
but i did not train it
and my horrible lifestyle made my memory and brain in general like someone with dementia
 any help please it sucks to feel with a very good brain with eidetic memory to almost dementia like state

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 11:37:38 AM »
@fizzle

From my understanding, you imagine a building in which you associate certain memories to certain objects.

So yes, it improves your memory.

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 09:01:04 AM »
What is memory castle? Never heard of it before. Is it like some technique to improve your memory?

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 11:50:28 PM »
This topic is really cool!

I have a friend who utilizes the memory castle, and she pretty much excels at any subject -like orgo. (That class was evil.)

Probably will start practicing during the summer. (I already use my mind/imagination a lot anyway.)

Thanks for typing out the tips, silverado -even though this was two years ago.

Offline huggchild

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 03:36:08 PM »
Derren Brown's Audiobook on Memory explains a great deal on how one gets to building a memory castle.

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 04:32:48 AM »
 :huh: i actually often use this techniques and its very usefull... theres plenty mnemonic techniques  it can be depend on the person interest (can be joke, drawing, something else). but ill not guranteed u'll remember everything, as human neuron is always degrading too.

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 03:29:57 AM »
At first you decorate the entrance with plants, stones etc. to make sure that each door represents a house and each house represents a category of knowledge like e.g. History, or Math. After visualizing the door you go into the house where you visualize about 3-5 rooms. You want to make them spacious enough to store the information you need but also don't want to make it so big as to feel lost or for the items to be isolated and it should be well lid.

Then you use two technigues:
1. you place items in good visible places. They should be the anchor of the sub category of information you want to store. Let's say you are in the House for "history", in the first room you have the antique age, and there you want to learn the names of the great philosophers. For this you imagine a working desk with a lot of letters and items. Each item can be ordered in a certain way or be connected by a certain logic (color code, properties or by thematic connection).

2. you then take 1 specific item in your hand and enlarge it until you can see the smallest detail. On this item you can now place the information anchors you need. For example an ink feather can be broken down into 3 parts, the quill tip, the body and the tail. Each of the part can be enlarged again and be broken down into smaller parts. The feather structure for example could look like houses. And in the houses reside Plato doing things you want to connect to him.

This way one work desk can store book shelves worth of information. It all works on the principle of enlarging physical objects and to link information there.

There are a few guidelines:
- make the image vivid and live
- use colors and sounds
- create movement
- crystallize the visual image of objects as good as possible before enlarging them

Remember, real objects take up space. so you should not overlap them or put them on top of each other.

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 11:51:02 AM »
How do you go about testing the memory castle? Do you simply envision the object engraved/chilling out in a certain "room"?

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 04:23:49 AM »
Yes, I have been testing the memory castle, but it takes a bit of visualization practices, which I'm not too good in yet. What do you like to know about it?

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Re: Memory Castle
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 01:10:43 AM »
I haven't, but I've read of it in an "Improve your memory" self-help book.
I think it probably works best if you're a visual learner, with the notion of attaching / categorising certain memories within a familiar location, aka some sort of locus technique. I've also heard of Derren Brown, a famous UK mentalist, employing the technique when he was "counting cards," in trying to win BlackJack. Haha, Sherlock S2E02 also made a reference to a "memory castle"!

Do you plan to attend Memory Championships or so?

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Memory Castle
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »
has anyone used this memory technique and does it work?