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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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The Major System

It can take a fair bit of preparation, but with this 300 year-old system you can build a huge mental storage space.

Master the skill of turning numbers into letters, and dry digits are transformed into meaningful and memorable words.

Turn those words into images and you’ve got a mental store of 100 compartments in which to remember anything you like.

OK, that might all sound a bit complicated, so let’s take it step by step. The first thing you need to do is learn to associate each number with a consonant sound. Certain letters can have the same sound, like S and Z. This is why the Major System uses the sounds rather than restricting you to just one letter. However, the truth is that the actual number-to-letter coding system ...

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