Memory: systems of association

“All memory, whether trained or untrained, is based on association. But that’s stating it too simply. You will be taught many systems of association in this book, but it goes much deeper than that. You see, when people say, “I forgot,” they didn’t, usually—what really happened was that they didn’t remember in the first place. How can you forget something that you didn’t remember, originally? Turn that around, and you have the solution to remembering—if you do remember something originally, how can you forget it? That brings you to forcing yourself to remember originally. How can you do this? The simple systems of association you’ll learn here will do it for you, automatically!”

Excerpt From: Lorayne, Harry;Lucas, Jerry. “The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play.”