Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sherlock Holmes & Mind Palace

The BBC’s Sherlock Homes played by Benedict Cumberbatch uses mnemonics known as “Mind Palace”.  Sherlock Homes used “Mind Palace” to solve crimes and it become popular among the viewers. The method of loci(Mind Palace) is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory. To use “Mind Palace” visualize a complex place in which you could physically store a set of memories. Fill every room in the place with information you want to remember. Use symbols, creative ideas and mnemonics to store the information. When you need to recollect the memory, you can walk through the building in your  mind, seeing and remembering each item. This method improves memory capacity.


Destination Infinity said...

Or just open a note pad or word document and enter the ideas there for future reference. That's what I do ;)

Destination Infinity

Saru Singhal said...

I used to do that when I was studying. Charts and pictures filled my room. Visual medium is good for memory retention.