A month ago I wrote about my lack of ability to remember numbers and my ambition to get around this snag and learn.
The idea was to have an image for each number zero to nine and use these images during a mental walk through a known area.
First I tried to collect suitable real, existing images, but after number four, I stopped with that because I had a very clear image of my number five in my head and I realized that it was not important to look at any real images. One to four are however based on images I found on the Internet.
Then I have tried to load the image of the number whenever there were numerals. This demands some patience, because it goes a little slower, and it is rarely a number I need to remember. I want however these images to come without me commanding them to do so. I’m not fully there yet, but I feel confident that I will.
I have used the technique to memorize the number of my Visa – and the phone number to block it in case it is lost – membership numbers and such. Things not always needed to be kept in the mind, but a victory for me to be able to remember. My brain is one step further away from decomposing.