Still, life is not static; situations and needs change. You sometimes do need to delete information which was memorized using GMS® methods. When this occurs, the effect of deletion of connections can help.
Let’s take that the lists of telephone numbers and various numerical information like banking accounts, phone numbers, passwords, pin-codes, etc. which are recorded in your memory. Such information can change. Your friend can change his telephone number; when your credit card expires, you receive a new card with a new account number and pin-code.
Information has already been well-organized and consolidated in your brain. It is unreasonable to leave outdated data in your memory, as you would remember both an old telephone number and a new one fixed in the memory separately.
In such cases, you can and should delete the old information in your mind (though the word “delete” is inappropriate here). The process of deletion here is more similar to erasing the old and then re-recording the new information.
A good analogy would be a tape recording. You cannot simply delete a song on this tape. You must either record a new song by taping over the old one or erase the old song on the tape, leaving only a signal which is not perceived by our ears. The latter creates the illusion that the cassette is blank, has never had anything recorded on it.
The same thing occurs in the brain. You cannot just delete information from your mind. The process of deletion involves the substitution of a new connection for an old one. The new information is recorded over the old one.
To this regard, people’s memory is more similar to the memory of a computer than to a paper notebook. If we want to correct a record written in pen in a notebook, we must cross out the old one and then make a new record. With a computer, this is much easier: when you change a telephone number, the old one is deleted and a new number is written in its place. The document is not spoiled, remains clean, and contains the updated information.
In such a way, GMS® allows you to correct data in the brain without spoiling “the externals of the document.” The order of information fixed in the brain with the help of supporting images is kept intact; only outdated information is changed.
Let’s analyze the process of erasing information in the brain with the following example. Let’s say that information about bank accounts, numbers of bank cards, pin-codes of plastic cards, passwords of web sites, e-mail passwords, passwords for the electronic payment systems, and identification numbers are recorded in your memory. Two years have gone by, and your plastic card has expired. The ATM/automated cash dispenser does not accept it. You go to the bank, and get a new plastic card. The name of the bank and bank account bank account remain unchanged, but the number of the plastic card and its pin-code are different.
For instance, a plastic card for Autobank is marked in your mind by a visual image “Automobile” (the basis of association). The old pin-code is fixed on the parts of the automobile: SauCe (79) on the bonnet, and BiCycle (39) on the roof. To change information in your memory, you must display the image in your mind which marks this new plastic card and erase away the images which are now unnecessary. If the pin-code of your new plastic card is 1225 (aNTeater, HaRe), you must connect these images to those parts of the image “automobile” where the old numbers were fixed. The image “anteater” is connected with the image “bonnet,” and the image “hare” is connected with the image “roof.”
Old connections are erased and replaced with new ones. However, these old connections were very well-consolidated in the brain by repetition connected with regular use of information. Therefore, for a certain amount of time, you will remember both new and old numbers. In intentional consolidation of new connections in the brain, you must avoid the appearance of old image connections in imagination. After a bit of time, the old numbers will be forgotten.
In similar fashion, you can correct other such information by changing it in your memory. The less the information is consolidated, the easier it is erased away by other information.
In the same way, you could erase the information regarding the plastic Autobank card if you stopped using it. The image “automobile” is situated on the supporting image. To change this information in the brain, you must memorize another image symbolizing other information on the supporting image where “automobile” is placed. For instance, the card of Alphabank will be letter “A” made of marble. Similarly, you can delete from your GMS® notebook unnecessary contacts by replacing them for necessary ones.
The work within your memory resembles the work with a document on a computer. There is no such messiness in the memory as there is in notebooks after repeated corrections. Due to ability to erase information in the brain, your GMS® database contains only updated information.
It may seem beyond belief, but I can assure you it is reality - because memorization of numerical information is the most simple in GMS®. GMS® provides the ideal method for memorizing large volumes of numerical data. My mental catalogue retains more than two hundred telephone numbers and about one hundred different codes, passwords, identification numbers, and so on. All these data can be changed with the help of replacing old connections with new ones.
It is more convenient to use a GMS® notebook than a paper or electronic one. Not only does it allow for consecutive recollection, it also makes possible instant selective recollection of any element of information. I do not use the notebook of my mobile phone. It is much faster to find a number in my memory and dial it than to look for it in the memory of the phone. Additionally, the capacities in the volume of memorization with the GMS® far exceed the capacities of any notebook or even the most expensive model of telephone. It is also much faster to record information in the brain than to input it into a telephone. All these are true, of course, if the skill of memorization has been learned.
All of the above-mentioned information concerns memorization within the framework of one analyzer system, in this case – the visual. The effect of deletion of connections does not remain the same for the connections between different analyzer systems (visual and speech). You can connect one visual image with its names in different languages. In other cases, learning some foreign language, a person could possibly forget his native language, but that would be rare.
Those people who do not know where to apply their phenomenal memory can be advised to memorize, first, necessary telephone numbers, codes, bank account numbers, and so on. That alone makes it worth studying GMS®, especially as such information is the most complicated for our natural memory and the simplest for memorization with the methods of GMS®!
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