What is GMS®?
GMS® is based on mnemonics. "Mnemonics" means a memorization technique. It is derived from a Greek word "mnemonikon" – an art of memorization. It is believed that Pythagoras of Samos invented the word in 6th century B.C.
The memorization art is called "mnemonikon" after a Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosine, the mother of nine muses.
The first surviving works on mnemonics date back to 86-82 B.C and belong to Cicero and Quintilian (see "History of mnemonics").
Modern encyclopaedias define mnemonics in different ways:
Mnemonics – an art of memorization, a set of methods and techniques that ease the memorization process and help increase memory volume by creating artificial associations.
Mnemonic techniques: 1) the same as mnemonics; 2) circus or a stage trick based on the memorization art (guessing numbers, things, dates, or names). The trick is performed by two artists using a specially developed code.
Mnemonics is also defined in a way that reflects modern mnemonics more precisely.
Mnemonics – a system of inner writing that produces the ability to consecutively record information in to the brain, by transforming the information into a combination of visual images.
Mnemonics makes use of natural memory mechanisms and makes it possible to fully control the memorization, storage, and retrieval processes.
Initially, mnemonics appeared as an integral part of rhetoric art and was aimed at remembering long speeches. Modern mnemonics – or GMS® - has evolved both theoretically and technically, making it possible not only to fix a sequence of text material in the brain but, also, to memorize any amount of precise information that is usually considered impossible to remember accurately. Examples of the latter would be: lists of phone numbers, chronological tables, various number tables, questionnaire data, and sophisticated study texts which contain a large amount of terminology, numerical data, etc.
Mastering GMS® equates to mastering an instrument-based skill. Learning to use GMS® may be compared to learning shorthand. Obviously, in order to develop any skill, one needs to practice and do exercises. It is impossible to master GMS® without doing exercises. After a skill has been achieved, a person can choose to use it or not. The information itself will not be memorized. To memorize anything, one needs to use the formed memorization skill, practice the sequence of mental operations that leads to information fixation in the brain.
The quality of memorization can be compared to copying files to different folders on a computer. Still, the volume of each "mnemonic folder" is restricted – from one to ten phone numbers, for example. The memorized data can be reproduced in direct, reverse, and random orders, without recalling all the information contained in memory.
The duration of information storage is fully controllable. One can memorize data for only an hour or save it for a lifetime. Memorizing newer data over older can erase the older data from the brain, intentionally overwriting previously ‘saved’ data on purpose.
Psychologists used to compare a person’s memory to the memory of technical devices. Now, they have reversed this view. Creators of modern computers and software often find new ideas for better technology in the study of neurophysiology. As a result, computers become more and more intelligent. The well-known text recognition software, Fine Reader, serves as a striking example of this process: it operates via human-like, visual analytical system principles written into its programming.
It could be predicted that, in the near future, neuroprograms – those which model the associative memory of a person - will be created to possess unlimited memory and will even be able to think. This is possible because the associative memory processes are also the fundamental human mental processes.
Computer technology has been the advent of an unlimited amount of access to information sources. You can buy a CD with thousands of photos on it. One disc can contain 15 thousand literary works. Bookstores literally have stacks of books with information available to us, BUT… our brain capacity and capability remain the same; the majority of people simply cannot take in nor retain so much information. That is not because of lack of money, but because of and inability to work with information, to read quickly, and retain or memorize. A disastrous gap between technological development of technologies and human brain ability to assimilate the ensuing wealth of new information has been observed over the past few years.
GMS® will considerably increase your ability to study new subjects, enhance your ability to retain them, and provide you with the opportunity to keep up with technological progress.
So, what is GMS®?
It is the ability to accumulate large amounts of precise information in your brain. It conserves time during memorization because the process is fully controlled. It stores memorized data in your memory – you will not have to re-memorize what you have previously memorized. It involves intense training of your attention and thinking. It gives its students a real chance to master several trades at once and the potential to become a true professional in his or her field of work. GMS® enables you to have the possibility of using information, whenever needed, - at your beck and call is what GMS® promises: you can use the techniques we give to you to improve your life. Fact: one may only utilize the knowledge that resides within his or her head, correct? Imagine the edge you have against the market and over and above others… It is like finally having a form of advanced gymnastics for the brain. And, after all, the brain needs to be stimulated and trained lest it otherwise atrophy and become irrelevant, no? GMS® affords you the opportunity to raise the stakes, ensure that your qualifications are a cut above the rest.
Sherlock Holmes, a well-known intellectual, loved to repeat this phrase: "The most perfect mind in the world rusts when it has nothing to do."