Showing posts with label Mental Pictures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mental Pictures. Show all posts

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Time And Place For Mental Pictures

Mental pictures, like all memory devices, are useful under many circumstances. But they are not always necessary. A salesman or a dentist or a teacher can use them with great profit, for in all of these professions it is essential to remember a great many people who are seen on at intervals.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Using Mental Pictures

 The use of striking mental pictures is so valuable that it is worth examining in more detail. I once witnessed a memory demonstration by a man named DWight Ashley. Mr. Ashley was introduced just once to each person in a room containing perhaps thirty-live people. He took his time with these introductions; he repeated each name once and sometimes twice; occasionally he asked for the spelling as soon as the introductions were completed, Mr. Ashley badge had each person stand up-and they stood up in random order-whereupon he repeated the person’s name. He did not miss a single one.  How did he do it? Mr. Ashley described his method to the group: “I made an amusing mental picture of each person, a picture that helped me to associate the name with the man. For instance, I remembered Mr. Starrett by putting an angel’s star over his head. When Mr. Starrett stood up, that angel’s star rose over him like the eve of the first Christmas. It practically illuminated the room. I couldn’t miss it.”