Improve Your Learning and Memory. Art of memory The art of memory (Latin: ars memoriae) is any of a number of a loosely associated mnemonic principles and techniques used to organize memory impressions, improve recall, and assist in the combination and 'invention' of ideas. An alternative and frequently used term is "Ars Memorativa" which is also often translated as "art of memory" although its more literal meaning is "Memorative Art". It is sometimes referred to as mnemotechnics. It is an 'art' in the Aristotelian sense, which is to say a method or set of prescriptions that adds order and discipline to the pragmatic, natural activities of human beings. It has existed as a recognized group of principles and techniques since at least as early as the middle of the first millennium BCE, and was usually associated with training in rhetoric or logic, but variants of the art were employed in other contexts, particularly the religious and the magical. Origins and history One of Giordano Bruno's simpler pieces Principles
People forage for memories in the same way birds forage for berries Humans move between ‘patches’ in their memory using the same strategy as bees flitting between flowers for pollen or birds searching among bushes for berries. Researchers at the University of Warwick and Indiana University have identified parallels between animals looking for food in the wild and humans searching for items within their memory – suggesting that people with the best ‘memory foraging’ strategies are better at recalling items. Scientists asked people to name as many animals as they could in three minutes and then compared the results with a classic model of optimal foraging in the real world, the marginal value theorem, which predicts how long animals will stay in one patch before jumping to another. Dr Thomas Hills, associate professor in the psychology department at the University of Warwick, said: “A bird’s food tends to be clumped together in a specific patch – for example on a bush laden with berries. “But then as this patch becomes depleted, they look elsewhere.
Fusionio When it comes to flash memory, you might know that Fusion ioDrives are in a class of their own, but do you know why? This short whiteboard video unveils the Fusion ioMemory difference, giving you a quick and easy history lesson in NAND flash along the way. Many people don't know that flash isn't really all that new. While it's only gained popularity in the past decade, flash was invented more than 25 years ago to be used as a new form of memory. Over the years though, developers instead implemented it as storage because flash memory is persistent, like disk drives. The history of flash is so interesting, our team at Fusion-io wanted to share a bit of it with the world.
Make A Living Writing - Practical Help for Hungry Writers The Visual Leap - About Visual Thinking >> Home • About Visual Thinking About Visual Thinking Visual thinking, also called visual learning, is a proven method of organizing ideas graphically - with concept maps, mind maps and webs. Scientifically based research demonstrates that visual learning techniques improve memory, organization, critical thinking and planning. Visual thinking is an intuitive and easy-to-learn strategy that works for many academic and professional projects. The more complex the task or idea, the more useful this approach can be. Visual Leap programs use visual thinking software as a learning tool, and this software accelerates the learning process. According to studies conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education, visual learning techniques improve: Test scores Writing Proficiency Long-term Retention Reading Comprehension Thinking and Learning Skills Visual thinking is intuitive. Visual thinking is easy to learn. Joseph D. 37% of people are visual-spatial learners.
Competition Simulator Software New! version (2.1) of "Memoriad Competition Simulator" is released on 16th November 2012 Hereafter MemoriadTM competitions will be done under the control of a software called "MEMORIADTM". This user friendly software is the exact simulation of memoriad competitions where papers and pencils are used. There is almost no difference between the Memoriad software conditions and the paper and pencil used conditions as far as the rules and the points are concerned. In order to make all of the competitors to get used to the actual competition rules and conditions under the Memoriad software, a "Memoriad Competition Simulator" software was prepared. In order to download the "Memoriad Competition Simulator", please click on the MemoriadTM logo or the link given below; Click Here To Downoad The Memoriad Competition Simulator Software Just play with it. P.S.(1) External numeric pads will be available for all competitors during the contest.
How To Write An Article rom time to time, people write to me suggesting ideas for an article. If I think they have merit, I put them on what I call my "short list" (the quotations are because the short list is anything but short these days). One topic that's been on my short list for many years is a column about writing columns. I've been the author of Making Magic since 2002 and I wrote multiple columns as well as many articles in The Duelist for many years before that, so it's definitely something I've had some experience with. So for my article today, I am going to talk about the dos and don'ts of writing an article. For those who are interested in writing, this hopefully will give you some things to think about. Here are some things you need to think about when making an article: #1: Choose a Good Title Let's start at the very beginning. Here are some things to think about when choosing your title: Does it explain what you article is about? #2: Use a Thesis Paragraph See up above. Your audience comes in cold.