hundreds or even thousands of digits, words and who can memorize a deck of card would either have photographic memory or god gifted memory.
But the truth is that most of them have an average memory like us, however they have trained their mind through memory techniques that how to form strong and brilliant memory. With their ability they have reserved a place in Guinness book as well and become geniuses.
One of the most basic and effective memory improvement techniques is visualization and association. Most of the learners have adapted this technique and have seen dramatic improvements in their memory performance. All memory champions use this technique to memorize huge and complex information. This is quite interesting and funny way to remember information for a long run. If you want to score high grades and want to perform outstanding at your job you just need to develop a habit of visualization.
The fact is that we are already using this technique in our everyday life unconsciously. Now we can perform better because with this technique we can consciously make an association for the information we are taking as an input through our five senses (hearing, smelling, seeing, touching and tasting).
Human brain is design in a way that it understands pictures and videos more clearly as compare to abstract words and texts. Usually our mind accepts only things which seems meaningful to our brain. That means for each new information, our mind asks what is this information, why should learn it and how to learn it. Once it gets agreeable answers, our mind will accept it. In order to provide agreeable answers, we have to establish an association between new information and existing knowledge.
One of the best and easiest ways to create the association and memorize information is to create a picture or video. For example you might have visited to your aunt house in your childhood. It is quite easy for you to recall the house that how it looked like but it may seems troubling for you to recall the address of her house. It happens because you are able to recall information about house which is in form of image and video but the abstract information like house number, street, location name is difficult to retrieve. However with the help of visualization and association technique it would become easier to memorize abstract information just like pictures and videos.
Here you will learn that what is essential to make strong association. Once your mind follows below rules you would be able to visualize and connect items clearly.
Picture: The first rule to make association is to visualize information in the form of a picture or video. Our brain easily captures the information in the form of picture and movie as compare to text. Texts are abstract words which does not contain any image. This is the reason our mind does not understand it quickly. If I say word RAINBOW, what your mind would see? An image of Rainbow or the word R A I N B O W. Your mind would certainly see a picture of seven color rainbow not its spelling.
Color: Add the bright colors in your picture as our mind is more attracted to colorful images. For example if in your area there are two movie theatres one is showing Black and white movie and another is colour movie. Which theater you would prefer to go? Of course you would go to watch colorful movie.
Size: Visualize a picture in much bigger size as compare to normal. For example if you imagine ant, visualize it in elephant size so that our mind attract to it and remember it.
Image should be ridiculous: Create video as silly as possible. Imagine the thing which does not exists in real life. For example visualize that ant is swimming into the swimming pool.
Unique and special: create a unique picture in your mind as our mind never forgets something special or unique. For example if you are passing through a crowd and in that crowd there is person who has elephant trunk instead of nose. Your mind will immediately notice and capture that person but not the entire crowd faces. Not only this, brain will also store and remember this picture permanently.
I: Involve yourself into the video as you are the most important person for you. For example, if you see your old family picture, the first thing you will be looking for into the picture is yourself. If you are involved into the video or image, it will strengthen the association.