Different techniques of memorization are systemized and unified. Every type of information is memorized using a combination of a limited number of techniques. New methods (sequences of separate exercises) and techniques for memorization are built from these original methods.
The process of memorization is divided into four stages:
- Encoding the elements of information into visual images
- The memorization process itself
- Remembering the sequence of information
- Fixation of the information in your brain
The techniques for all memorization are systemized according to these four stages.
A concept of "association" is introduced as a group of images that serves to encode information. In GMS®, the "association" concept differs from the concept of "connection of images."
The main thinking operation that leads the conscious activation of the memory process is clearly defined. We call this the "connection of images."
Two possible ways for memorizing a sequence of information are outlined:
1) Figurative codes are widely used as instruments of speed memorization. The system of encoding numbers into images is based upon the following alphanumeric code: 1 – N, 2 – THZ, 3 – B, 4 – WVK, 5 – FR, 6 – JPX, 7 – SD, 8 – GQL, 9 – C, 0 – M. Figurative codes for two-digit and three-digit numbers are provided in a reference book.
2) The creations of codes, such as creative PHRASES, SENTENCES, and STORIES to aid in the process of memorization is not used in GMS®. Also, the GMS® system does not use any emotional manipulation techniques but, rather, holds to the stance that emotions have nothing to do with memorization and, in fact, only further complicate the memorization process.
In order to build a system of auxiliary supporting images, combinations of ten different sequence memorization techniques are used.
Actual texts are not memorized by heart in all detail and entirety, but very close to the original text, with paragraph sequence and all the precise information. Texts are remembered according to a "from-a-part-to-the-whole" principle. The more precise data a text contains, the more precisely it can be memorized. The most suitable and easy texts for memorization are those related to non-technical fields.
The concept of "a skill of memorization" is introduced as a dynamic of the processes of visual thinking and attention. A computer test is available which will allow you to check your progress. The test permits a comparison of the memorization skill of different people with considerable dispersion of speed, volume, and mistake parameters. The skill of memorization is measured by the practitioner’s increase in "memorization abilities" in comparison to the average, untrained person.
Ways of bringing information to the reflex level of remembering are elaborated upon, explained, and validated. A person must use these methods to memorize foreign words, new alphabets, and figurative codes. The system offers a method for checking their progress and assessing their reflex memorization skills.
A school standard of memorizing figurative codes is introduced: 6 seconds for memorizing one element. This allows calculation of the standard time required to memorize different types of information. Thus, to memorize a phone number, a student of this study course needs 24 seconds.
We will also explain memorization of larger quantities of information, which we refer to as the "volume" of data memorized at a time. This is data that is memorized in one take, without breaks nor any possibility to perceive elements repeatedly nor with consequent homogenous interference (abstractive exercises that include elements of the data memorized) following the memorization.