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Improve Your Memory, Sixth Edition by Ron Fry

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Chapter 8. Remembering Numbers the Mnemonic Way

Up until now, we’ve been dealing in the rich world of words. Anything having to do with words is a relatively easy task for the memory because words always can be associated with things, which, because they can be seen, touched, heard, and smelled, can carry more than one association and, therefore, be easier to remember.

But a number is an abstraction. Unless associated with something, it is relatively difficult to remember. For instance, most people have tremendous difficulty remembering telephone numbers that they’ve only heard once. The reason is that a phone number doesn’t usually conjure up an image or a sensation. It is merely a bunch of digits without a relationship to one another or to you. ...

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