Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

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Josh Cohen's picture
Joined: Nov 30 2010
Posts: 4179

I'm curious where people create memory palaces. Do you create them inside buildings, walking around town, inside stores...?

Most of mine are outside, with a couple of shorter ones inside coffee shops.

Also, where do you keep your list of things to do? Do you have a specific journey for that?

I have one 10-step journey that I use for quick things like shopping lists, but I'd like one journey specifically for a to-do list, and another one for debating: storing another person's arguments while they are speaking so that each point can be addressed without taking notes. Has anyone tried something like that?

Jimbo1's picture
Grand Master of Memory
Joined: Nov 14 2011
Posts: 141
Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

All of my journeys are around towns i have either lived in or visited. Most of my journeys include going into buildings at some point but I do like to keep my locations well spaced out so I wouldn't say this was a loci/roman room hybrid.
I do keep some specific journeys for the Spoken numbers event in competitions and only ever use them for that.

kiyote's picture
Joined: Mar 11 2011
Posts: 94
Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

I don't have a set method, yet. I am definitely feeling the lack. I feel like I need to sit down and come up with a list of my loci...

Mystery's picture
Joined: Nov 15 2011
Posts: 57
Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

I've been experimenting with completely imaginary memory palaces, ideally I would like to eventually come up with a system for building floors into an imaginary skyscraper, which will be as tall as I want, as many skyscrapers as I want.

Haven't had much success with this though, so if anyone has ideas on building imaginary memory palaces I'd love to hear them!

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