I am currently in a hectic job...and during day time I didn't get time to practice...I here sees that people are practicing 4-5 hours daily.
Could anyone suggest How I utilize my time in office for practicing memory techniques.
1 deck 7 min
lets hope some improvement in digits today
will post timing after doing it
from today going to start Gmm training
now i have completed all my required journeys ,dominic system and major system(upto 500)
lets see how it fares out
remaining this month i will do
5 min deck
Date seconds/# (% wrong); Deck (# wrong)
1/12/12 3.1 sec (7.8%); 5:26 (_)
I did make it through my deck once in 3:42, even flipping back to several cards to double check (bad habit). But, I had 8 wrong. If I had paced myself better while going through initially, I wouldn't have had to go back to check cards, and I may have had as good of a time. I'm going to have to start training with a metronome, bumping the ticks down until I can just memorize all the cards without errors and then a little faster.
It's been an interesting month. I'm in line with Josh's timeline for the challenge.
Deck of Cards in less than 20 minutes
3 Decks of Cards in less than an hour
200 numbers in less than an hour
Hey, I'm a Quartermaster of Memory.
I had a pretty good day today. On Monday and Tuesday I worked on-site, so no memory training. I've been spending about 1 hour a day doing the events and another 15 or 20 minutes practicing in various ways. One of the best practicing I've done is getting back to basics and scanning the cards to increase speed of recognition. I go through 3 decks with loci and PAO several times without memorizing. I've been getting a little more in tune with my intuition on recall. Sometimes now it's too much trouble to verbalize the mnemonic and I just name the card itself when recalling.
To start out i set myself some goals in order to retain focus:
1) Being able to retain the full names of every person i meet in less then 10 seconds.
2) Being able to retain numbers up to 20 characters long in less then 10 seconds.
method: dominic system
I just started out a few days ago training myself the dominic system to be able to retain numbers. I am still working on completing the list and started playing with it, by recalling the persons attached to numbers when reading license plates, home numbers, etc...
I stressed accuracy today which is where I'm weakest. I improved in every event with slightly slower times. I went through the 2 decks twice during the timing and went through single deck 3 times. I tried four times but it was actually less accurate for some reason. I don't know if this strategy will result in faster times with more accuracy or not. I guess with the extra review 10 decks will take longer per deck than 2 decks.
I would have gotten 100% in 100 numbers if I hadn't switched two images in two loci which might become more of a problem with more numbers.
Today was speed day. I went uncomfortably quickly through each of the events. The times were good. Accuracy not so much.
What I noticed and was hoping for was that it activated more subconscious processing. Many times on a card or number I didn't think I knew, an answer would pop into my head just as I was about to check my answer. I ignored those flashes at first but then noticed they were either correct or were partly correct. I tried harder to stop and honor those premonitions.
Daniel Coyle who wrote The Talent Code had an interesting blog post recently about a kid who wore googles with the bottom half of the lense darkened to help him practice dribbling basketball. He also mentions a couple more simple yet effective homemade devices that people use to increase their skills.