The Mental Operation that Switches the “Memory” Process On
It is easy to intentionally switch on the “Memory” process; people have known how to do this for ages. Yet, only recently has the understanding of how it works been achieved (See the following articles: “Memory – a sphere of paradoxes” and “Electric Memory.”).
The primary mental operation in GMS® is the “Connection of images.” As you see, memorization is not performed using memory, but by using controlled thinking. Every time you connect two images in your imagination, you force your brain to remember this connection – you intentionally control and manage the memorization process.
When you connect two images in your imagination, you imitate the natural perception of the images already connected. And, the connection between artificially connected images is remembered just as well as (or even better than) a connection between the actually perceived connected images.
Images can be created in different ways. This depends on the chosen memorization method. In every case, remember the following rule:
Whatever type of information you memorize, whatever method you use, only two images can be connected in your imagination at one moment.
Other Mental Operations
GMS® examines and uses only visual thinking operations.
Speech (or logical) thinking is regarded as being derived from intentional visual (image) thinking. Speech (verbalized) thinking is secondary, slow, and less efficient. Also, it often disrupts solving logical tasks, since false connections are “built” into many speech constructions.
Visual thinking, unlike verbalization (which is sort of a medium), is direct. Actual speech’s main task is the information output from the brain into oral or written form in order to be able to transfer it to another person or to trigger another person’s thinking. When a person uses inner speech to operate visual images, he makes use of the reproductive imagination mechanisms. Thus, speech thinking is a process of operating visual images using inner speech on the basis of reproductive imagination mechanism.
Every so-called logical operation (comparison, ranging, analysis, summarizing, classification, etc.) is based on the simplest operations of visual thinking and is not possible without them.
If a person’s visual thinking is not developed well enough, both speech comprehension and the expression of one’s own statements in oral and written forms will suffer. Such a person often uses inappropriate words because he does not see (understand) their meaning.
That is why the cause of COMPREHENSION disorder should be looked for in the disorder of the ability to imagine visual images and operate them in the imagination. Since memorization function is connected with the development of visual thinking, when a person studies GMS® techniques, the function of understanding the speech information is improved. Memorization is impossible without understanding. They are practically one and the same.
The following mental operations are used in our memorization technique:
“Image Enlargement – Minimization” Operation
This mental operation can be regarded as the act of consciously operating the spatial frequency filter. When you imagine a small mobile phone, you only see its general contours. When you enlarge the image in your imagination, other parts of the phone also become available for perception. When you switch your attention to a particular part of the phone and imagine it in detail, you tend to single-out a particular spatial frequency and increase its amplitude (size).
By enlarging an image, you get the chance to single out sub images from an integral image (remember the analogy with prime numbers 3 x 5 x 7). When you minimize the image, you basically mix up the frequencies of its assembly into one common frequency (analogy with prime numbers: you get 105).
“Image Rotation” Operation
By rotating a visual image in your imagination, you are able to examine it from different sides and angles. Thanks to this operation, you can single out a large number of its component sub images from one integral image.
It is interesting to note that, with the help of training, you can achieve an unintentional image rotation in your imagination. Experience shows that exercising visual thinking when you are not asleep results in the ability to operate the images you see in your dreams intentionally, as with lucid dreaming.
This is a similarity between GMS® and psychology with its parapsychology branch since controlled, lucid dreams are one of the subject matters in parapsychology. More information is available in a specially dedicated section of the www.Pmemory.com website (see: “Parapsychology”).
“Connection of Images” Operation
You became acquainted with this mental operation in the previous section. Let us now focus our attention on the principal.
We start with the premise that, at any given moment of time, our imagination can join together only two images. These images must be large, that is, to occupy all the volume of your imagination; they also must be as detailed as possible, since the clarity or vivid nature of the images you see depends on this.
The connections are the “triggers” which make it possible for you to switch on the “Memory” process.
“Sub-Image Singling Out” Operation
This mental operation is used to “deconstruct” an integral image into its various components and get a larger quantity of simple images. For example, an image of a “tape recorder” can be deconstructed into its components and each part represented separately: a knob, a regulator, a button, a cassette, etc.
“Image Modification” Operation
One word can correspond to different visual images. For example, “a light bulb” can be represented in different versions. It can be a simple electric light bulb, a neon light bulb, a halogen light bulb, and so on. This operation is used to create a variety of images during memorization.
Images can be used several times for memorization repetitive information. Images can be used for long-term memorization. In this case, nothing can be memorized over the occupied, already-connected images. That is where an “Image modification” operation is used.
“Image Transformation” Operation
This operation has the same goal as the previous one: creation of a variety of visual images.
An example of a transformed image of a “pencil”: simple pencil, short and long pencil, or thin and thick pencil, a spiral pencil (like a drill), a pencil bent into a circle, a pencil twisted into a knot, etc.
When you use modification and transformation, you should understand that the brain mainly pays attention to a CONTOUR. That is why a change in an object’s color should not be regarded as a transformation or modification.