New member: Šubidubi, 26 years old, Croatia

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#1 20 November, 2016 - 17:54
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New member: Šubidubi, 26 years old, Croatia


IHi good people,

I want to learn memory system bad !!! Once on TV show I saw Derren Brown doing some memory tricks and was blown away. Tried to learn GMS method but gave up in high school, now I want to start over and use it wisely to expand my knowedge and grow as person :)

Please advise me on where to start, which course or material for beginner?

Thx

21 November, 2016 - 00:31
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Welcome to the site! :)

Have you seen the beginner's portal yet? Take a look at the method of loci. If you're interested in memorizing numbers, the major system is a good choice.

What kinds of things do you want to memorize?

21 November, 2016 - 07:34
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Thx for welcome Josh :)

I am reading beginner stuff now and will have some fun with it today.
Also I would like to memorize numbers (transactions, dates, percentages) because I am reading a lot of news and would like to stay informative and become more knowledgable person.

So far I got audio book Quantum Memory by Dominic O'brien and I am afraid to start learning some method or techique which is to advance and then give up in the end - that's why I would like to start small and simple for beginners :)

I will read everything about beginner portal today ! Thx :)

EDITED: PS. I have big ambitions and would like to memorize a lot more and maybe compete one day, but my primary goals would be those listed up for starters :)

22 November, 2016 - 00:04
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I would like to memorize numbers (transactions, dates, percentages) because I am reading a lot of news and would like to stay informative and become more knowledgable person.

Check out the introduction to memorizing numbers video.

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So far I got audio book Quantum Memory by Dominic O'brien

That's a great audio book. It isn't an advanced book -- he is very good at explaining things so that they are easy to understand.

23 November, 2016 - 03:45
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Thank you for support.

I am almost done with beginner portal, where I scanned and read in-depth some useful insights and informations. After that I will print out workbook and started with Quantum audio book since you recommend it. If I have any questions I will post here or find topic about that book and post there ;)

26 November, 2016 - 16:11
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1 question,

is there any topic on Quantrum memory power by Dominic O'brien where people are going through lessons and discussing? Haven't found anything like that on search. I am trying to see if anyone has already made datafile on First name - places technique for memorizing faces.... Like Noah for Noah boat, Leo for Titanik and so on.

26 November, 2016 - 23:49
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There are some ideas over on the how to memorize names and faces wiki page. Feel free to edit the page if you would like to add more.

15 December, 2016 - 08:52
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Finally done with Person - action - Object system for 00-99.
Please check my math here: If I have 100 places on my journey (memory palace) and I can store 3 figures max on one place in my memory palace (9 numbers ) - does that mean my maximum capacity is 900 numbers to memorize?

Thanks

21 December, 2016 - 15:22
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Just finished exercise of Dominic where he is saying 30 objects in a row to be remembere in sequence.

-"If you've been practicing with these techniques, than I would expect a score of 10-20, which is exellent, particularly if they were in sequence."
-"If you've got a score of 20-25 , than you are way above average. If you've score all 30, than you got me worried - Who are you? Potentialy you could be a mayor player in the national memory competition."

Got all 30 objects in sequence , and feel so proud while compliment is coming from a model of mine in life.
Not sure If he is just saying that to boost moral of us students, but it still feels good. I am very happy and had to share this moment with you my friends. Motivation maximum !

22 December, 2016 - 21:05
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Finally done with Person - action - Object system for 00-99.
Please check my math here: If I have 100 places on my journey (memory palace) and I can store 3 figures max on one place in my memory palace (9 numbers ) - does that mean my maximum capacity is 900 numbers to memorize?

Three images per location with two digits per image would be six digits per location. Unless I'm misunderstanding you, that would be 600 digits. (6x100=600)

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Got all 30 objects in sequence , and feel so proud while compliment is coming from a model of mine in life.

Nice! :)

23 December, 2016 - 10:14
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Original plan, which does not sound realistic now and I am confused now was:

1. 100 positions in a journey

2. In each of the positions 3 images

3. Each image is 6 numbers actualy becos:
a)person: albert einstein 15 (albert einstein writing on board is15) ,
b)action: skating 26 (action of number 26 bart simpson skating over cliff) and
c) object : poker cards 40 (40 is dominic o'brien shuffling poker cards)

So you get albert einstein skating over poker cards - 152640.

4. 100 locations x 3 images (3 images per location) x 6 numbers (6 numbers one image) = 1800

Now when I think about it this seems to bit a overstretch because probably object should be location within a palace location itself right? Ah this beginner confusion... I wish there was chat somewhere haha.

Please help my brain !!!

23 December, 2016 - 11:52
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I think that most people would put only six digits per location with that kind of PAO system. But if 18 digits is working for you, go for it. :)

See also introduction to memorizing numbers.

25 December, 2016 - 06:30
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Probably its better idea to connect 2 memory palaces instead of stacking to many images and numbers in one position. Gonna test and see. Josh I finished Quantum memory power and have ordered other 4 books recommended for beginner... I am very motivated and have million questions.

Will post topic with some questions after I am done studying forum topics, beginners portal and art of memory wiki. Thx

27 December, 2016 - 14:31
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I just notice that in world rankings in 2639 competitor list, there is not single one person from Croatia. So my longterm goal is to become competitor from Croatia. I definitely have that in my mind as a vision.
Small goal for starters....

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