Images, a Memorization Tool
Everybody constantly performs the encoding and decoding of information. Oral speech is transformed into written speech, written speech into oral speech. Driving rules are encoded into road signs. Sounds are encoded into letters, music into notes. You can send letters through wires if they are encoded using the Morse code. Information can be encoded into gestures, and every person understands body language. To record information into computer memory, it has to be transformed into “0” and “1” symbols. Mathematics, physics, and chemistry are encoded to such an extent that a person has to study several years in order to understand the system of encoding mathematical concepts.
Studying one particular encoding system is, in fact, a process of studying multiple disciplines. To master any code system, one has to make an effort and spend some time on it.
Every type of memorized data is encoded into the brain language in GMS®. The brain language consists of visual images. The brain will not be able to memorize numerical data unless it is encoded into visual images the brain can understand. The brain cannot memorize numbers. The same can be said about any other type of sign information.
Let me now remind you that in GMS®, sign information is any sort of information that the brain is not capable of transforming into visual images. That is the only reason why such data is not memorized. To learn to memorize such data efficiently, you need to transform the elements that it consists of into visual images.
Visual images lose their rationality in GMS®; they are nothing but a memorization tool, like a set of wrenches for a plumber, the binary system for a programmer, or Morse code for a telegrapher.
For the connections between images to be remembered well, the images have to be COMFORTABLE TO MEMORIZE. They also have to comply with certain requirements.
How Visual Images Must Not Be in Your Imagination
It is not necessary to memorize over-simplified images. Connections between such images are difficult or impossible to memorize. Here are a few examples of images non-conducive for memorization: a triangle, a square, a circumference, any letter of any alphabet.
- The image must not be plain, as if written on a sheet of paper.
- Over-complicated images that contain a large number of other images inside of them are not fit for memorization (examples: a street, a forest, a beach, a room, etc.).
Just How Do the Images Need to Be?
Images have to be LARGE. All visual images must be of the same size, whatever their real dimensions are. If you imagine an ant, it should be enlarged to a watermelon’s size. If you then imagine a plane, it needs to be of the same size. You should never imagine small images, because connections between such images are very hard to fix.
Images must have VOLUME, dimension. An example of such an image is a holographic image or an image created using 3D software. Such images can be turned and examined from different angles.
Images must be IN COLOR. If you imagine a leaf on a tree, it must be green, and the tree a dark brown. If you imagine streetlights, try to imagine green, red, and yellow lights. Some people see colors very well, some – not so well. Whatever your case is, try to imagine the color. This is an easy skill to develop. Non-smokers do not usually have any problems with representation of colors. Smokers on the other hand are known to have a lessened attention span. Smoking, contrary to what smokers might claim, does not calm; in fact, it excites the brain… while removing oxygen supply FROM it! Both lead to diminished attention span, let alone reduced desire to be aware and memorize in the first place.
Images that you see in your imagination must be DETAILED. If you imagine a “telephone,” you need to examine it in your mind and see what parts it consists of. If it is a mobile phone, you can distinguish an antenna, a display, buttons, a strap, a cover, and a battery compartment.
All visual images that you encode MUST comply with these requirements. Images must be: LARGE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL, IN COLOR, and DETAILED.
The images fit for memorization are images that you can literally hold in your hands, such as a pencil, an eraser, a book, a phone, a mouse, and the like. These items are represented by words that have stable and simple connections with visual images that already exist in your head.