Sense of Memorization
Imagine a teacher saying to her students: “Kids, please remember, green.”
Or think of a history teacher telling his class to remember the dates 863, 1054, and 1302.
Or an astronomy lesson: “The subject of the lesson is variable stars and the Kuiper belt. Write these words down and memorize them.”
Obviously, there is something missing in these exercises. There is certain emptiness. They all lack a certain something, a connection.
Memorization of a one-element message is senseless.
It is senseless to remember the word “green”. Sense (CONNECTION) appears only when the second element of the message is present. “You can cross the street when the light is green.” (If green, then walk).
It makes no sense to memorize the date: 1302. It will only make sense if you link it to an event: “1302 is the year of the General States summit in France.” (If 1302, then General States and France).
Memorizing a one-element message is irrational for two reasons:
1) The brain remembers only connections. To create a connection, you need two elements – so, from the theoretical point of view, it is impossible to remember one element.
2) Sense of memorization occurs in the very connection between several information elements. It is essential to memorize not the word “police,” but the connection between the word and the police phone number. Only when there is more than one element will anyone be able to use the INFORMATION, that is, make a CONNECTIOIN.
For people who study GMS®, it is vital to comprehend the simple and obvious principles of human brain functioning. Human memory works according to the general “Stimulus-Reaction” (S-R) principle.
Unfortunately, the brain fixes every connection - adequate and inadequate (correct and incorrect). Here is an example of an inadequate connection: “If you throw snow into the fire, it will turn into ice.”
False connections make human behavior and thinking inefficient. A false reaction follows the perceived signal. Let’s say you remember a connection: “If a black cat crosses your way, misfortune will follow.” Then, one night a stimulus enters your brain: you see a black cat. Acting according to the connection you have in your brain (S-R), you turn into an alley - and here is where you can encounter real trouble.
Before you memorize information (connections), make sure the connections are true. Otherwise, you will turn your brain into a “landfill” of false connections and erroneous reaction programs.
Memory theory is closely connected with human thinking and personality formation theories. J. Kelly’s “Personality Constructor theory” fits in perfectly here. This scientist intuitively perceived the personality forming, conscious and subconscious mechanisms. Kelly elaborated upon precise methods for exposing the connections system in the human brain, based on how a person reacts to different external influences. The classic J. Kelly method allows us to determine the interaction between a person and the surrounding society. Those of you who are keen on the personality constructor theory can read books by Fay Fransella.
The “Repertoire Grate” method is very popular. It is often used in psychotherapeutic practice to expose inadequate (false) connections in the human brain, those which cause various problems, and correct them later on under deep hypnosis.
Having tested several dozens of people according to this method, one realizes, with great surprise, different people’s reactions towards events. As people’s values and opinions are so different from one another – so, too, are their reactions.
Understanding the real memory mechanisms will allow you to understand how the human global reaction system “unveiling” method is formed and how it works, i.e. how your personality and consciousness are formed.
Memorization techniques work very efficiently for retaining both a phone number and a rule. If you, using GMS®, write a certain number of similar rules in your brain, you can instantly change your attitude toward people around you. If you read a book and do not memorize the written rules, you will stop using the information in a matter of a few days as the rules will be forgotten.
Information is a combination of several interrelated elements; each one can be either a stimulus or a reaction. The sense of memorization is in making the connections between such elements. Basically, all information lies in these connections, because separate elements are never memorized on their own.