Support (Stimulating) Images

Support or stimulating images are additional images that help with finding information in the brain.

Let me remind you of the analogy with the piano strings. How do you quickly find the string you need among many similar strings? You need a tuning fork attuned to the frequency of the string. If you hit the tuning fork and bring it near the strings, the string with the frequency we want will be agitated through resonance and begin to sound; you will even be able to see it vibrating.

There is no precise place of localization for remembered connections in the brain. All connections are always found in the same area – the cortex is the device that remembers everything. The only way to extract the connection you need from your brain is to show one of the previously memorized images to the brain.

If you memorize one or two phone numbers, you can easily remember them without using any special technique. But if you memorize dozens of phone numbers, each encoded into a combination of visual images, it is practically impossible to remember them. Anamnesis always happens when certain stimuli, which turn on the information generation process, enter the brain.

Support (stimulating) signals are simply visual images that a person can easily remember in the same order. Any data memorized is INEVITABLY fixed on support images. This is true even if you memorize only one phone number a day, since you will have 30 numbers stocked in your brain within a month’s time.

 Later, the information anamnesis occurs, using the auxiliary support images. From the neurophysiologic point of view, support images are SPATIAL FREQUENCY FILTERS. When you remember and envision such filters in your imagination, the mechanism for finding necessary information in your brain is similar to the piano and tuner fork example. A support image is a sort of a tuning fork in your brain, with the brain itself being akin to a random set of strings. As a result of a resonance, support images quickly find and output the “frequency” they seek as well as all objects previously connected to them.

When consecutively remembering support images you have learned before, you make your brain generate information in the order in which it was memorized. This allows for absolute precision in remembering previously memorized data.

 The system of support images allows for moving freely amidst the information contained in your brain, as if browsing through files and folders on a computer.

Forming a support image system in your memory can be compared to the process of formatting a computer hard drive. If a disc is not formatted, nothing can be recorded onto it. If memory does not have support images, you will not be able to memorize and consecutively remember information.

So, how did you memorize information before since you did not have these support images in your brain? The answer is simple: you did not memorize information the way it is memorized by the brain, that is, faultlessly and in large amounts.

Support image systems are based on a combination of different memorization methods for a sequence of images. You will find a more detailed description of eleven memorization methods for memorizing a sequence in the “Memorizing a Sequence” section.

Due to the fact that support images are auxiliary, there is no need to output them from the brain during memorization. These images do not have to be transferred to other people. Consequently, thinking can be (and must be) totally turned off during operations with auxiliary support images. Support images do not need precise wording, even at the inner speech level. Inner speech can, of course, be added, but it will only lead to a decrease in memorization speed; such memorization will lack positive results.