You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
The Peg system is limited by the length of lists that you can use it to remember. The Phonetic system does not have this limit and can be used to remember very long lists.
The Loci system requires that recall be in sequential order. This is not always convenient. The Phonetic system allows you to recall items out of order and by number. In other words, you can recall the 78th item directly without counting through 1-77.
Another advantage is that the Phonetic system can be used to easily remember numbers. No other system can do this.
The big disadvantage of the Phonetic system is that it takes the longest to learn and is slow to use until you have mastered the technique.
Loci Mnemonic System
Why Mnemonics Work
Practical Use of the Peg System
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