Palace of memory

Also called: method of loci. A palace of memory is a mnemonic technique that allows one to store large ammounts of raw information by associating it to visual or auditive input already stored in memory.

The steps to create a memory palace are:

  1. Imagine a familiar place or route
  2. Chunck it into memorable steps (ex: visual landmarks) that serve like anchors.
  3. Translate your target remembrance object into a visual cue.
  4. Link the visual cue to the landmark.

During recall, recall landmarks.


According to the literature I’ve read (1), it seems memory palaces are efficient in increasing the number of items one can store and retrieve in memory, as studied in research.


How does it work