Modern Mnemonics or GMS®
GMS® belongs to the modern mnemonic technique. Meanwhile, there are many systems whose authors do not limit themselves to reading ancient books but, also, try to fathom the mysteries of the mind and understand its working principles. The distinguishing feature of GMS® is its theoretical foundation. On the basis of memory theory, authors develop and unite the known memorization methods into a strict memorization system, one that is aimed at solving precise problems. There are also specialized systems whose goal is to study foreign languages.
GMS® is tailored to remembering PRECISE information - information that cannot be remembered close to its original form, information which people, consequently, tend to refrain from memorizing. GMS® is about memorizing unmemorizable information.
GMS® is more focused upon utilizing the results of neurophysiological research and the exact methods of testing efficiency of any memorization technique.
Below is a list of the main principles of GMS®, facets which make it so different from other memorization systems. When using these concepts, following the link to the "School of Phenomenal Memory®" (www.Pmemory.com) website and GMS® is absolutely necessary.
The concept of "electric memory" is introduced – a process of connections between simultaneously working cell fixation by the brain. This is the process whereby our brain arrives at connections, forming them between simultaneously working nerve cells.
The main thinking operation that leads to efficient memorization is defined as the - "connection of images."
A concept of "sense of memorization" is introduced: a consecutive connection of elements into one information message.
A concept of "precise information" is introduced; this includes information whose elements do not invoke any visual image when initially perceived.
The main memorization technique used in GMS® is creation of associations that contain a base and its elements. This memorization method is the only possible and correct method, and is a logical conclusion of the "sense of memorization" concept and the scheme of creating an electric connection. This method has not previously been described in mnemonic literature.
A concept of "fixed figurative codes" is introduced as well. Fixed figurative codes are substitution images for the most common elements of information that must be unique and remain unchanged.
The concept of a "system of inner brain stimulation" is introduced. It is a system of previously memorized images that - from a neurophysiological point of view – are spatial frequency filters. Created associations are linked to them. With their help, brain scanning is carried out, along with the reading/reviewing of previously composed image combinations.
Multi-level support image systems are put to use. Such systems are based on combinations of ten main sequence memorization techniques.
Connecting any two figurative codes together is banned. The use of figurative codes as support images is also prohibited.
The concept of "memorization skill" is introduced; a computer-based memorization skill-forming test is developed. Certain standards for those who study memorization techniques with the help of GMS® are introduced.
The concept of "phonetic figurative codes," used to quickly memorize foreign words, is introduced.
A "logical link" is defined as any link that is created in one’s imagination between visual images.
"Understanding" is a concept of spatially-organized, visual images in one’s imagination.
Concepts of "reproductive imagination channels" and "space operator channels" are introduced. A scheme of reproductive imagination function is provided.
Four main memorization stages are sharply defined: elemental encoding into images (image connection), memorization (connecting images), association sequence fixation (directly or by using support images), and connecting fixation in the brain (three methods of mental repetition).
We could have gone further with the enumeration of novelties in the "Giordano Memorization System," but just listing the above-mentioned concepts is sufficient for you to understand that you have a brand new form of mnemonics in front of you. Not only has it nothing in common with any other system, it contradicts them in every way.