Rules for Handling Figurative Codes
Figurative codes must not repeat themselves. Every image code is unique.
Figurative codes must be fixed. Each element must always be represented with the same visual image. For example, the number 26 is designated with a “tape” image. This will give you a possibility to find information that contains identical elements in your brain instantly. You will be able to remember all events that refer to a particular date or all phone numbers that contain number “26”. You must always imagine the “tape” image identically.
Figurative codes must never be an association base – this is a very common memorization mistake. Nothing is recorded on figurative codes.
Figurative codes are always elements of an association. Figurative codes are recorded on an association base.
Figurative codes must not be connected among themselves. This leads to self-destruction of information already at the memorization stage. Thus, you must not memorize a phone number by consecutively connecting images that represent numbers (another common mistake). Figurative codes are always memorized through an intermediate image. Usually, this is an association base. If an information message does not contain an element that can be an association base (for instance: for numbers), then an association base is introduced in a compulsory way – any random image.
If figurative codes are present in textual information then, in the process of memorizing these texts, figurative codes are memorized separately (combined technique: “return technique”).
Any figurative code can represent a random visual image. Thus, you can take thousands of random images and enumerate them with their figurative codes (from 001 to 999). As a result, you will get a structured system of images.
You can only memorize other images over figurative codes at the stage of performing special exercises (unless you require a long-term memorization).