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MNEMONIC TECHNIQUES AND SPECIFIC MEMORY Tricks to improve memory, memorization memorization memorize method memorizing creative memory technique virtual memory memory loss human memory  book  game  management  improvement photographic  long term memory me. Mnemonic techniques are more specific memory aids.

MNEMONIC TECHNIQUES AND SPECIFIC MEMORY Tricks to improve memory, memorization memorization memorize method memorizing creative memory technique virtual memory memory loss human memory  book  game  management  improvement photographic  long term memory me

Many are based on the general memory strategies that were presented earlier. Although it can be easiest to remember those things that you understand well, sometimes you must rely on rote memory. The following techniques can be used to facilitate such memorization. 1. ACRONYMS. Let us suppose that you have to memorize the names of four kinds of fossils for your geology class: 1) actual remains, 2) Petrified, 3) Imprint, and 4) Molds or casts. Although acronyms can be very useful memory aids, they do have some disadvantages. 2.

My Dear Aunt Sally (mathematical order of operations: Multiply and Divide before you Add and Subtract) Kings Phil Came Over for the Genes Special (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Species) How I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Young of ScottYoung.com.

How I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying

In high school, I rarely studied. Despite that, I graduated second in my class. In university, I generally studied less than an hour or two before major exams. However, over four years, my GPA always sat between an A and an A+. Ways to Improve Human Intelligence. This briefing is intended to pull into one convenient, single frame of reference a body of key information which currently is scattered across a great many different contexts.

Ways to Improve Human Intelligence

Until recently, even the possibility of any such information existing was, for essentially political reasons and funding reasons, denied by most of our institutions, together with most of our educators and psychologists, so that such findings as were made in various contexts and circumstances never got discussed across a broader context.

Now that it is evident that the brain, and one's intelligence, are highly changeable and that a wide variety of conditions, arrangements and techniques may be employed to improve both brain functioning and intelligence to even a profound degree, we need to make a start on getting a lot of this key information organized to where you and other inquirers can more readily get at it, understand it, and use it. Menu of Methods. How to Remember Like a Pro. Most people don't want to be memory athletes, but they would like to remember things more easily and reliably.

How to Remember Like a Pro

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes. (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. In fact, while on an airplane in China two weeks ago, I helped Glenn McElhose increase his reading speed 34% in less than 5 minutes. I have never seen the method fail. The PX Project The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386%. It was tested with speakers of five languages, and even dyslexics were conditioned to read technical material at more than 3,000 words-per-minute (wpm), or 10 pages per minute.

The Art of Complex Problem Solving.

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5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers. #2.

5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

Control Anger by Using Your Less-Dominant Hand Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com. How to Learn (Almost) Anything. This is a guest post by Glen Allsopp of PluginID.

How to Learn (Almost) Anything

Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet?

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! By Simon Oxenham A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions.

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn!

The report is quite a heavy document so I’ve summarised the techniques below based on the conclusions of the report regarding effectiveness of each technique. Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.

This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts. As such, it makes sense to devote as much attention and dedication to problem definition as possible. Problem Definition Tools and Strategies. How to Develop a Photographic Memory. 120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power. Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.Learn mind mapping.Block one or more senses. Mnemonics and memory improvement / Build Your Memory.

How to Build a Memory Palace (with Sample) <img alt="Image titled Build a Memory Palace Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Edit step1Decide on a blueprint for your palace. While a memory palace can be a purely imagined place, it is easier to base it upon a place that exists in the real world and that you are familiar with or you can use some places of your favorite video game. A basic palace could be your bedroom, for example. Larger memory palaces can be based on your house, a cathedral, a walk to the corner store, or your town. The larger or more detailed the real place, the more information you can store in the corresponding mental space. <img alt="Image titled Build a Memory Palace Step 2" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">2Edit step2Define a route. <img alt="Image titled Build a Memory Palace Step 11" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">11Edit step11Build new palaces.

What Is CogniFit? - Mind Training Program. How to Become a Human Calendar. Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. How to Memorize - Learn to memorize and increase memory. If you are visiting from StumbleUpon and like this article and tool, please consider giving it a thumbs up. Thanks! The Memory Exhibition: Memory Games & More. Creating False Memories.

Elizabeth F. Loftus In 1986 Nadean Cool, a nurse's aide in Wisconsin, sought therapy from a psychiatrist to help her cope with her reaction to a traumatic event experienced by her daughter. During therapy, the psychiatrist used hypnosis and other suggestive techniques to dig out buried memories of abuse that Cool herself had allegedly experienced. In the process, Cool became convinced that she had repressed memories of having been in a satanic cult, of eating babies, of being raped, of having sex with animals and of being forced to watch the murder of her eight-year-old friend. She came to believe that she had more than 120 personalities-children, adults, angels and even a duck-all because, Cool was told, she had experienced severe childhood sexual and physical abuse. When Cool finally realized that false memories had been planted, she sued the psychiatrist for malpractice.

False Childhood Memories. How to never forget anything ever again. Two years ago I was having breakfast with a man who was purportedly the most successful Jeopardy contestant ever — behind Ken Jennings (and the Watson supercomputer). 20 rules of formulating knowledge in learning. Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software. I've been doing this for a year, and it's the most helpful learning technique I've found in 14 years of computer programming. Background: 9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Incremental reading. Introduction Traditional linear reading is highly inefficient.

This comes from the fact that various pieces of the text are of various importance. Eyercize. Free online speed reading software. Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes. 5 Steps to Learning How to Speed Read in 20 minutes. Imagine how much time you would save if you could double, even triple, your reading speed. The average American reads between 200-300 words per minute (wpm), and has been reading at that same rate since their mid-teenage years.

Sheffield Kung Fu: 07960531968, Shaolin Internal & External Kung Fu, Wu Shu & Health Training. Mind: The Science, Art, and Experience of our Inner Lives. Welcome to Automated Face Analysis Project. Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and the FACS Manual. A Better Way to Practice. Kinja is in read-only mode.