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Mnemonics, Mnemonic Peg System   MNtable.jpg
« on: Apr 13th, 2012, 7:40pm »
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Using Symbols in Mnemonic Peg System.   April 13, 2012.  
Hi, My name is Tim Johnson.                                                                                                                                             
I have been working with mnemonic peg system for over 20 years.
Mnemonic peg system is a technique in mnemonics used to aid memory by using a pre-memorized list of  symbols, words, pictures, sounds, etc. as  pegs to memorize information. By associating information with these pegs, then using them to recall or cue the information associated them, it should be easier to remember the information.  
Building a peg list that can be remembered then is important. If the pegs or the order of the pegs cannot be recalled properly, it will more difficult to recall the information attached to it. By using a set symbols called the "Mnemonic Character Set" to build peg lists, remembering information can be easier. The set of symbols and the order of the symbols are easier to remember than pegs such as numbers or letters. So the information attached to these symbols will also be easier to recall. Use the table. (Attachment: MNtable.jpg) as a peg list to memorize information. Associate information with symbols, then recall the information with the symbols.
Use techniques like:
Free association:  
Using the first thought(s) that you are consciously aware of when associating external and internal information.  
eg.                    What would the first thought(s) in your mind be if you look at a symbol with a word in text?  
                         2 - SWAN.   What did you think of first?  
                         Those thoughts may be good cues to use to associate the 2 with SWAN.
Shape example:    
Picture the symbol as part of or the whole picture.
eg.                   Use number 2 to remember the word SWAN. Think of the shape of a swan. Associate the shape with the number 2.              
You can use just about anything for a peg to build peg lists in mnemonic peg system. But creating peg lists that you will be capable of recalling especially when working with long lists require an order or structure. By using the Mnemonic Character Set  that order can be created for memory work. If used properly you should be able recall information starting at the end of the peg list.  Recall lists using every other symbol in the peg list.
Using Relevant Associations When Memorizing Information.    May 18, 2012.
I have noticed when techniques in mnemonics like peg word are being used,  the associations may be unusual or humorous, but have no relevance to the words being memorized.  
According to pandemonium theory, information will seek out similarities with other information in the mind.
If you are associating irrelevant information with what you are trying to memorize,  this information will seek out other irrelevant information. This may result in building a structure in the mind that will not be as focused on the material you are trying to remember.  By using information relevant to the material you are memorizing the mind will seek out other relevant information and build a structure in the mind more fixed on the material you are trying to memorize.
This irrelevant information will add up in time. When it could have been useful information.
It may take a little more thought and discipline to find associations with similarities. But in time the mind will have more useful information to cue the information you have committed to memory.
Try to use information similar to the information you are memorizing.      
Remember: Mnemonics is a discipline and like all disciplines you will become more proficient with it the more you work with it.   TIM
Table to Memorize Information.
1) Memorize the table below.
2) Associate information with the symbols.
3) Recall the information using the symbols.
Use spaced repetition or timed intervals (20min, 1hr, 2hr, 12 hr, 24hr etc...) to strengthen the recall of information.
The table below is a 2-D array.
Try a 3-D array.                                                      
Use the symbols with dots to categorize each set.
You should be able to memorize 256 words using one curved line.
Go to:  
   mnemonicsonline.com/Mnimages/MNsymbols.jpg  for an image of the full of set symbols. (right click to copy set.)
You can memorize 50 words using each symbol once or recall 800 words by attaching a table of 16 words to each symbol (16x50).  Being easier to recall the order of the symbols it will be easier to recall words once they are attached to the symbols.     
This is just an example of how use the symbols.  Creativity would be the key to setting up other peg lists. 
For more lessons and examples on how to use the symbols download free ebook : Mnemonics,the Mnemonic Character Set.  pdf. 1.85M
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(Right click over table to copy.)     
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Re: Mnemonics, Mnemonic Peg System  
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16th, 2012, 8:07pm »
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Mnemonics are one way of improving memory storage.  
Chase and Ericsson (the same Chase who worked with Herbert Simon on the study of chess players) proposed in 1982 a theory of skilled memory (what we all aim for!) in which they stated that there are three strategies to successful memory ability:
Meaningful encoding – achieved by relating the items to the person's knowledge (making the information meaningful to you)
Structured retrieval – achieved by adding cues to the items for use during retrieval (eg thinking about where you are or who you are with when you learn the material)
Practice – enables the processing to become less effortful and more rapid
More complex mnemonics use all three of these principles.
There are three strategies that cover all the basic principles common to every complex mnemonic and are effective for material common to the business environment:
The memory journey ('loci' mnemonics)
The number shape system and number rhyme system ('peg' systems)
The visual imagery method and the social method for names and faces
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