They are what got me through Anatomy & Physiology, medical terminology and gross anatomy. I wanted to be a doctor but work with computers now. Another story.
Now these Mnemonics follow laws as anything that is predicable does. The ability to predict that you will recall from your brain matter is important from the trivial up to the vital. I read a book that changed the way I learned. In public school (or publik skrewal as I call it) we all learned the rote way to memorize information. We would cram and cram until it became torture, hence the firm believe in most children that learning the sciences is not fun. There had to be a better way to learn.
Then I realized something after reading The Memory Book in college.
Anything you can associate with something you already know or remember, in a ridiculous way, you remember permanently.
Key words: associate, ridiculous and permanently. Here is why these words are key.
This is you remembering without Mnemonics.
We have talked about Association,
4. Exaggeration (make it extremely large)
The most important thing here is NOT to make it logical. You want to create something that your mind has NEVER seen before.
Exaggeration)Action)Proliferation and Substitution).
Secret! below - highlight for the secret...
In Latin, 'Ferrent' means 'to carry'.
You just learned a Latin word by reading an interesting story your brain probably took about 20 seconds to fully visualize.
You see, your brain does not work like a computer where data is written to a specific location and then recalled when a certain function is preformed. We are not machines. Our brains are immensely powerful novelty-seeking storage device that can store information that some say exceeds the atoms in the known universe. According to conventional biology, the human brain has an average of 100 billion neurons, and 100 trillion synapse connections.