But did you know that memorization
techniques boil down to two basic things?
These are ways on how you focus your attention and create a meaning
in correspondence to the information or object you store in your
memory. With memory techniques, you encourage
your mind to be creative while utilizing your innate memory
One of the proven memory techniques
known today is called the Link Method.
As mentioned above, enhancing your memory skills require you to
creative and imaginative which are considered very strong
memory boosters when exercised correctly.
Using the Link approach, it has
been proven that an object associated to the next on the list is
less confusing to do, not to mention the order of the
information included are also memorized easier. The list of
items to be memorized can easily be remembered no matter how
irrelevant they are from one another. With continuous practice
and diligence, Link Method allows you to remember things from
the top of your head without getting stuck in frustration in the
middle of urgency. Now isnít that a good thing? Of course it is.
Let me give you an example. Say you
need to remember five items. We can take the items as the following;
a cat, rice, hat, pigeon and fence. They are entirely different and
have no relevance from one another but remembering these bits of
information is a piece of cake with pure Link Method. What you need
to do is have your imagination working by starting on the cat.
Imagine it as a Siamese cat that eats rice since heís from Siam. The
rice is served in a hat but then, a pigeon comes along and starts to
eat the rice. Seeing this, the cat chases the pigeon away and ends
up landing in the fence.
What you can do in addition to the
scene above is to create details for each
character. Try to imagine the colors, location and other
important details as you construct the scene. Experts found out that
the memory skills of a person work very well with colors. However,
it is not so good when it comes to shapes.
Going back to the scene weíve created,
plus points would go for funnier imagination. Humans respond and
capture vivid images that are unique and funny. It may sound crazy
but itís proven to work. Imagination and memory is a good pair that
works excellent together. Using it takes less of an effort but
requires enthusiasm and willingness.