- Jul 29, 2020
From what I understand, the memory palace is really only intended to be an intermediate memory method until you can instantly associate a case with its algorithm. So after you've memorized all of ZBLL, you still need to go in and train cases with a trainer.One thing that we discussed on discord about memory palaces is that when you actually use algs in solves, your recall process must be far more streamlined. During a solve there is no time to "visit" your memory palace in order to recall the alg. Seeing the case in front of you should immediately trigger the associated image in your brain, and that in turn must immediately trigger your memory of the moves of the alg. Here, it is worth noting that people like me don't use images for our algs, so my thought process goes directly from seeing the case to remembering the moves. So where you remember an image, the process should be instantaneous, i.e. the association between the image and the moves of the alg should be so strong that your brain pretty much treats them as the same thing.
The memory palace system is almost like an add-on to the traditional method of learning algs, since you can get by without it just fine. But memory palaces are known for being relatively long-term and fast to create.
Even if they aren't great for learning algs, memory palaces are really neat and have applications for lots of other areas, too. I was just trying to show LukasCubes that there is another option, even if it's not the best, for him to research on his own.
Also, I know Jabari isn't a god. I just think he's really cool. But just because he doesn't use memory palaces doesn't mean that someone else can't use them.