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Old 25th November 2019, 08:30 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
I remember reading as a kid 50 years ago Jerry Lucas' book on memorization. In the first chapter he talked about memorizing a list of 20 different items, and while I can't remember them all, there was an envelope, an airplane, a basketball, a song and a bucket.

I used to be terrible at remembering names but since I have to do it at work, I've become much better. A trick I use is when I meet someone I try to associate them with someone else who has the same first name.
Hehe, I remember the ring in the envelope -- probably the second thing on the list? "Imagine a thousand rings flying out of the envelope and hitting you in the face". I recall making a picture of a pencil stabbing a ring through the envelope -- perhaps pencil was third? One thing I'll say, those techniques worked if you used them.

I still use the number/letter/word/image associations for PINs.
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