How to Regulate the Memorization Process

The memorization process is fully controlled. You can memorize with 100% precision or not memorize at all; memorize for a few hours or forever; you can erase the memorized data and overwrite it.

You can see how to regulate the memorization process in the table below.

Let us imagine you need to memorize an array of random, two-digit numbers.

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Action
Result
Simply look at the numbers.
The last 5-7 numbers will be memorized and will be forgotten in a few minutes. (They are memorized due to high inertness of the speech analyzer – the so-called “echo memory.”)
Transform numbers into images and memorize their order.
All numbers will be remembered; in about an hour, the majority of them will be lost (spontaneous erasure of connections).
Repeat the memorized numbers a few times, by extracting them from memory. That is, try to remember them. Numbers are stored for a long time (about 6 weeks with a repeated fixation after 3-4 days).
Connect the numbers to a system of support images and ensure their periodical recollection (at least one time every two months).
Numbers are available for remembering at any moment. Lifetime storage.

When you simply view the information (say, a list of phone numbers), you do not memorize it. For it to be memorized, you transform the data into image form and create associations. Memorization is an active process requiring both attention and a thinking effort. After you have memorized the data in an image form, it will be stored in your memory for some time. If you do not return to it, it will be erased. If you repeat/review the information, it will be stored for a long time.