Visual marker creation

Open Mnemonc Dictionary. Think of an abstract word and a way of remembering the word. If no words comes to your mind, choose randomly from GRE word list. Now search the word in the dictionary. Try to pick up new tricks. Add your own tricks to the dictionary to help the community.

Visualization exercise

Instructions: Open google search and choose random image. Look at the image for 10 seconds. Close your eyes and try to visualize the image. Be accurate regarding number and position of details. Remember as many details as possible. Try to visualize the entire image. Combo of various fun images (Get pictures!) Low level visualization: toy cars (Get car!) Middle level …

Running text exercise

This exercise allows you to verify your reading speed. You enter your speed, your saccade size and your text – and the code runs the text for you. Please choose simple (fiction, unformatted) text of several hundred words for this exercise to work properly.

Tag cloud generation

Please insert here your paragraph to generate tag cloud. For each word in tag cloud you need to decide if it is a good marker: 1. Will this word remind you the details you want to remember? 2. Is this word specific enough? 3. Can you generate a good visual marker for this word? Please …

20 random images generator

Icons are the most simple versatile form of visual markers. I use some sort of icons to encode all abstract notions. One of Anna’s favourite exercise is remembering 20 images. The method requires 1. Chunking of the images into groups of 3-5 icons. Group by meaning or by colour or by association 2. Creating visual …

20 random words generator

Another tool for learning. One of the most useful memory exercises is trying to remember 20 words. The method requires 1. Chunking of the words into groups of 3-5 words 2. Creating visual markers per word and linking markers within each chain 3. Speed element – needs to be done under 1 min 4. Many …

Saccade reading tool

I spend a day developing a dead-simple php tool to practice saccade reading. All it does: takes content from other sites and displays it with given width. Please use with Chrome and on articles (blogs, wikipedia). The code may occasionally fail. Use 200px for beginner level, 400px for intermediate, 800px for expert.

An amazing list of simple exercises

This is a short list of simple exercises that you can practice any time and anywhere.  Anna gives this list only to her most prudent students. For some limited time it will be open here for everyone to try. Afterwards it will be kept under password protection… Each exercise should take around 10 min, and …

Knowledge vs information

Abstract. In this article I show a systematic knowledge discovery method utilizing web search mechanisms. In the first section I outline the main difference between the power of knowledge and limitation of information. In the second section I suggest a systematic web search process. In the third section I try to outline when the proposed …