RIGSBY: You want me to memorize everything we have on all 67 alumni that showed up at the reunion?
JANE: Yes, I do.
RIGSBY: And how would I do that?
JANE: It’s easy. You build a memory palace.
RIGSBY: Um, I thought that was just some card player’s trick.
JANE: Well, it’s multipurpose. It’s perfect for recalling a large body of information. All you need is a physical location that you know well, and you break it down in your mind into smaller pieces and link each one to a package of the information. Like this. I walk in the door, and I’m greeted by reunion chair Willa Brock. Former class president, debate team captain. Led the team to three county championships. Now a talk-show host in Chicago. I sit down at the table and catch up with Dana Greer, swimmer. Now a realtor in Los Angeles. Married to a gentleman by the name of Arthur. And so on and so forth.
JANE: When you wanna remember the details, you close your eyes, and in your mind, you walk around your very own memory palace.
RIGSBY: Yeah, yeah, but I can’t learn all these stuffs in just a couple hours.
JANE: It comes very quickly once you get the hang of it, and they’ll be wearing nametags.
RIGSBY: But why? Why would I memorize all this…?
JANE: It’s fun.
– The Mentalist – s02e11 – Rose-Colored Glasses
I have BIG problème… Yesterday, I wrote in big letters, with a deep red lipstick, on the bathroom mirror of my memory palace, the number 16 and now I can’t remove it…Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Google+ 0