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Old 03-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Does anyone here uses memory technique called mind palace? If so what is your palace and is it a physical place or you made it up in your head?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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O wow. Just did a quick search of this "memory palace" buisness. Seems pretty interesting. I wonder if I could get it to work for me. I don't think I have much time though with my school work to really think out this "palace". I have a sick memory already when it comes to information for exams so not sure if I have a good use for it. Something to think about though. Thanks for sharing ^.^
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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An old home I used to live in. It had many rooms. One had a view of a huge evergreen tree.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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A friend has one, based on a route he's mapped out from his house to somewhere with bus stops/shelters as points to store and recall information.

Not tried it myself, yet.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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This place wouldnt have exterior walls.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #6
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No interest in the technique although I'd enter Sherlock's mind palace as a stalker observer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #7
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Does anyone here uses memory technique called mind palace? If so what is your palace and is it a physical place or you made it up in your head?

The "memory palace" can be many places, not just one. I use my house, the park, and school, though I rarely need to use them.

It is usually a physical place because it does not change except for minor details. Imaginary palaces just aren't very good because there is no direct experience with it so major details can be totally left out, which results in poorer object placement within these imaginary palaces.

But, I'm not a memory champion. You'd have to ask if they use imaginary ones. From what I've read, they use places that they've actually visited. If they need more places to store things, they go to a new place and remember it.

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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What kind of stuff are you memorizing that makes this technique useful?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #9
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I use it to remember quite literally everything, form school to shopping lists. I just like to use my brain, because brain is like a muscle if you don't use it then the brain isn't used to remembering things. I just enjoy finding my way back to the memory, even if I don't remember then I think things to related that memory and those related memorys eventually give me the right thing I was looking for.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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I love this technique. It's discussed a bit in the Hannibal books. I have 2 palaces that I have lived in and one I attempted to make which is quite ugly. I remember them extremely well but some of the connections within are fuzzy. It's good to have a written record to refer to after a long period of time for some palaces you create for classes or something.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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This video is relevant.

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I have to learn how to do these things.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #12
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I used to have quite a few palaces to store away different types of information (German vocab, Roman history, facts from random books I was reading at the moment) but then found a more efficient system called GMS (
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). I found it easier to remember large amounts of information using the techniques taught here.

In general though, most of the mnemonic techniques I have seen advocated are good. It's basically like a sport, the more you practice the better you get and the more habitual the techniques become. So regardless of the system you use, if you only work at it enough it is bound to be an immense improvement compared to relying on "natural" memory capabilities.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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What a fascinating idea. I hadn't previously been aware of it, will look into it to see if it is something I can manage. I may be somewhat to focused on singular objectives to construct something like this for myself though.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #14
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Few years ago I started working on a mnemonic system. I have a lot of them, but I do not use them on regular basis. Since there is no reason. However I worked on making some of mine own. I do not write them down since someone might steel the ideas. HEHE.

I played a lot of computer games. I allready posted that in Gaming threads. I played cs1.6 since I was 15 ( I think lol) and I use the maps in this game same way as memory palace. Since I played cs1.6 all the time I have 100s of memories maps in my head. I can use any of them to store any sort of information. Same goes for Day of Defeat. However any game you play can be used. I can essentially use all the ones I played since I can remember them. I also remember my first game I played at a age of 8years DukeNukem - on keyboard of course. I can still remember some maps in a fragmented way. Then of course Doom as well. So far the systems of memorizing are all good, but some are ad hoc and can be used only for one kind of memorizing.
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