Saturday, August 11, 2007
Use imagery techniques to remember difficult names
One type of mnemonic - or memory aid - relies on imagery rather than words.
A classic way of remembering a person's name is to try and imagine it (or something associated to it) on the person's face. This is easy if you meet John Bridge: just imagine a bridge on his face. For less obvious examples, you'll have to get more creative. Psychologists have found that the more bizarre and vivid the image the better it works.
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