078: Mind Palace

Season Two Jun 21, 2021

Have you seen the Sherlock episode about his "Memory Palace"?

In the series, Sherlock Holmes stores visual clues from investigations in a mental database, recalling and analyzing key details to solve mysterious cases. It's a modern spin on an old memory technique, also known as the "Method of Loci".

I am fascinated by this concept.

And by spatial memory, in general.

This connection between memory and place is partly what inspired these two exercises in the drawing series.

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