Part 6: Sequence Memorization

The Cicero Method

The Cicero method is based on natural associations, that is, connections which have been created in the brain naturally, during one’s regular perception of interrelated visual images.

All people regularly observe the same visual images. These are objects in a room, an office, on the streets that we walk. 

Since the connections between objects that are regularly perceived already exist in your brain, such connections do not need to be memorized: you already remember them.

In order to form support images using the Cicero method, you only need to fix a sequence of familiar images in your memory. This is achieved by multiple repetitions of such data.

Singling Out Support Images Using the Cicero Method

Define the sequence of rooms in your house or apartment, office or your friends’ houses. For example, always memorize rooms in the following order: corridor, bathroom, kitchen, small room, and dining room.

Define the sequence of rooms in your house or apartment, office or your friends’ houses. For example, always memorize rooms in the following order: corridor, bathroom, kitchen, small room, and dining room.


Concentrate your attention on one particular room. Say, your corridor. Walk around the corridor in your imagination (always in the same direction - clockwise) and remember 10 different objects.


Do the same with other rooms of your apartment. Single out 10 images in the bathroom, in the kitchen, the small room and the dining room.

As a result, you will have 50 images. First, you remember 10 images in the corridor, then – 10 images in the kitchen, and so on.

Fix the 50 images and their order in your memory using multiple REMEMBERING.

This is important!

The selected images MUST NOT REPEAT THEMSELVES. Only object names can be repeated.

Single out images by remembering them. You need to extract the connections that are already present in the brain.

Choose the images that would later allow you to single out 5 more images from them.

Use:

The Cicero method is used to form a system of support (stimulating) images. The support image system is formed via a combination of different sequence memorization techniques. The images selected with the Cicero method are usually FIRST-LEVEL images in the support image system. If we draw parallels with a computer, they are a parent directory or a root catalogue, through which you come to other support images.