An Introduction to Memorizing Numbers

I made a quick video that provides an introduction to memorizing numbers for beginners. The main purpose of the video is to introduce some common number memorization systems and explain the difference between image generation and image placement.

Image Generation Systems:

Image Placement Systems:

Check out the video, and if you have any questions leave a comment below. For best results, turn the quality settings of the video to HD (maximum) and watch it full-screen.

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    • Hey, Josh Thx You man ! great to see video podcasting !
      I really want to know the list of object for the association system
      52 : pack of card
      05 : starfish
      25 : present
      rest 97 number, is there a list anywhere on the internet for the asso systeme ? I love this REALLY WANT IT, it’s hard to find an object for every number !
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      note : why not create video like “à la ” khan academy, You recording is Great ! but I think it takes to much times, You can do much record with less effort, a tablet and a pen,(wocom works very well with LInux, the cheapest model 20 €is very good).

      idea : why not built a full “open memory course” , You know like the “proprietary” Pmemory course.
      a training plan for 120 days for exemple for everyone for free (dare to dream) :D.

      So thank You again for You incredible effort to promote memory technology !
      joker-France

    • Thanks – I just created a wiki page for it here:
      http://mnemotechnics.org/wiki/Mnemonic_Association_System_for_Numbers

      I don’t know the correct associations, but I’ve tried to list them from the flash cards, maybe someone else in the forum has the book and can fill in the rest.

      I have a tablet and have considered screencasting with it. I’ll experiment with a few methods… :)

    • THANK YOU ! VERY HELPFUL !

    • “information about the logic behind his choices for images”

      Yes it’s not easy to understand his logic, I think some are probably personal (?)

    • He explains it in the book, and the associations make sense, but I don’t have the book anymore. I’m hoping that someone with the book will fill in the missing information.

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    • Hi Josh thanks a lot great video
      i was wondering if you have an artical or maybe a book about the history of memorization

    • Yes… check out the links on the Major System wiki page and the book The Art of Memory by Frances Yates. Another author that writes about the history of memory is Mary Carruthers. See the memory books page for a list.

    • Hi,
      The information you shared was very informative! If I used the jersey numbers of famous athletes as my associations, would you see any drawbacks?

      Thank you.

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