Locked Out of the Memory Palace


Hey All, I’m Kristylynn, an adult artist with aphantasia.  For years I associated “picturing things” with conceptualizing them and didn’t realize that people were literally visualizing behind their eye lids images they could see.  That being said, my attempts to study memory techniques were infuriatingly confusing and lacked results.  Once I realized I had aphantasia, it made sense that I could not do things like build a memory palace.  But I want to.

Are there any alternatives for memory techniques that anyone knows about?  Virtually all of the literature I’ve been able to find in the last few years focuses fundamentally on visualization techniques.  I’m very hopeful that someone has some experience here, it’s a dream of mine to be able to participate in something like a memory competition.

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