I have to go to my mind palace

I remember the first time I really got some insight into my learning style, my memory style.  It was in undergrad when I realized that, when I try to remember something, I call it to mind visually.

To put this into practice, one night, while studying for a test, I climbed up on my bed to better see a painting hanging above it.  I studied the painting  while thinking about the subject. The next day, sitting over the test, I tried to call the painting to memory, hoping that I could remember answers to the test as I remembered details to the painting.

The painting didn’t work.  What did work, however, was thinking about the view of my room from the height of standing on my bed, a perspective I don’t normally see. And since I was first introduced to the concept of a “mind palace,” I’ve tried to use it.  So far without success, but it’s a good idea. 🙂

(P.S. The title of this post is in reference to one of my many fandoms. Just to ask my readers, who knows where it comes from? 🙂

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