The Art of Memory - Mnemonic Techniques

When we want to remember something, we take a quick note, create a reminder, message ourselves on Slack, or just add it to a calendar. Mnemonics are techniques to remember stuff.

  • attaching sounds to visual images
  • ordering
  • limited sets (chunking)
  • creating a starting point (association)
  • emotionally striking imagery (affect)
  • Techniques:
  • creating a building in your head (architectural)
  • melodies
  • tables, charts, symbols
  • physical reminders
  • textual reminders, eg abbreviations for phrases
  • visual associations (0 = egg, 1 = pencil, ...)