Comments on: Remember Any Number With the Major Memory System Exploring ways to use our minds efficiently. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:19:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Luciano Passuello Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:39:23 +0000 That’s very interesting! I never thought of that!
Maybe even better than writing it down would be to draw a picture. 🙂

By: Tim Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:26:13 +0000 Hi

Even if you did not wish to learn this number system in depth it could come in very handy where banks say “don’t write down your pin number”.
If someone picked up a piece of paper you droped at a cash point with the words”! THE COW SAT ON THE SOFA WITH THE NUN. How many people would know what it ment. (Except those on this blog)and even they would not know which of the words you use in the sentance.

By: Luciano Passuello Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:55:12 +0000 Short answer: Yes!
I never reached such an advanced level, but I’ve already seen other people do it.

By: Michael Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:45:37 +0000 May I ask what goal I can expect from the Major System (MS) and much practice? I mean, let’s say that you are having a causal conversation with someone. During this conversation the other person mentions one or two telephone numbers in the middle of a sentence. After enough practice, would you be able to convert those telephone numbers and store them – on the fly – without interrupting the conversation?

Will the MS finally become such an efficient second nature process that you have the associated pictures showing up in your mind the exact instance as you hear/read one or a set of numbers? I would just like to know what efficiency/result I can expect after a lot of practice with this.

Thank you for a great contributing post – very informative and helpful!

By: Luciano Passuello Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:54:30 +0000 Thanks for sharing, enric!

The point here is to adapt the system to whatever works best for you. If you don’t like something in the system, just change it! (if you work using a system YOU created it’s going to work out even better!)

By: enric Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:56:23 +0000 @gfxsky
I am a native english speaker and some of the combinations always tripped me up and never seemed intuitive, so I changed them and it seem a lot easier (for me at least). So feel free to change it to whatever works for you.

I use…

0 – Z S
1 – T D
2 – N
3 – M
4 – R
5 – L
6 – B J G (why differentiate between hard and soft it’s awkward)
7 – K
8 – F V CH SH
9 – P

This was easier, quicker to memory, and most importantly easier to recall for me.


By: Luciano Passuello Sun, 16 Jan 2011 13:43:53 +0000 Thanks for sharing, Fred. Here’s the link to PjMemo in case anyone is interested.

By: fred Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:16:31 +0000 The major memory system really works. To help come up with words that correspond to numbers, I use the online tool called PjMemo.

By: harold richardson Mon, 24 May 2010 06:30:56 +0000 please, the image/words, and up to 1000

By: Luciano Passuello Wed, 19 May 2010 13:56:42 +0000 Wow, that’s a fantastic resource — great job!
Thanks for sharing!