Association Connection

A sequence of associations is memorized in two ways. First, an association base is connected to an auxiliary support image. Second, you can also connect several association bases directly among themselves.

We will now look into the second method: connecting associations directly. Associations are connected together when one needs to memorize precise data which is organized by subjects, e.g. if you memorize a list of phone numbers. Monotype information is connected into one block that is then fixed upon one support image.

When connecting two association bases, you should use the “Russian Doll” method, which means that in any given pair the first image is larger and the second is smaller (reference: relative sizes of objects).


But when you create a connection, both connected images are represented largely.


When you reproduce an association base (large image), you can read information from it (medium images). Then, we look for the next association basis (small image), and enlarge it in our imagination.


As a result of small image enlargement, the elements of the next association (information message) are available for reading.


Assembling the memorized data into one information block is a more complicated technique for memorizing a sequence of associations than memorizing them using support images. However, information blocks allow you to economize support images by putting them together the monotype data. It is rational and efficient to use this method when memorizing table data.