Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Memorizing more than ten items, part of Improving Your Memory.
- In the previous video of this chapter…we learned how to memorize a ten item list…using the numeric peg system.…But what if your list was 14 items long,…or what if you had to remember 37 different…things in a specific order?…You can actually use the numeric peg system…to remember more than ten items.…Here's how it would work.…You need to come up with a theme…or rule for the numbers 11 through 20,…21 through 30, 31 through 40,…and so on and so forth.…For example, my theme for anything…between 11 through 20 is black oil.…
So let's go over an example of how that might work.…Let's say our list was more than ten items in length,…and instead of number one being bread,…let's say number 11 was bread.…The picture you imagine in your mind…obviously has to include bread,…but it also has to include pencil…because it's the last digit…on the right of number 11.…And your picture also has to include black oil.…Why? Because we decided that would be…our rule for 11 through 20.…Again, keep in mind you can create any kind…of rule for these numbers,…
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches
Skill Level Beginner
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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