1. WHAT IS ASSOCIATION?
Association simply means: to connect one thing with another one.
You may have heard the expression: Oh, that reminds me of ...
That’s exactly it: One thing reminds you of another thing.
Another definition applicable for association used in memory techniques is:
One thing that I KNOW reminds me of another thing that I WANT to know.
Other names for connecting pictures:
This part is not necessary for learning how to remember.
may have done some research and come up with other terminology.
The ‘story method’ and ‘linking’ and ‘chaining’ describe the same.
I simply use the term association as I find it the easiest to understand.