Learning new things and getting out of comfort zone

When we need to learn something new we step out of our comfort zone. While some people find it very easy and inspiring, others need to manage the courage. I have overfocus ADHD, which means I have especially hard time accepting changes. One of the reasons I feel such a dire need to know almost …

Jade, superlearner story

Jade was born with a rare gift: photographic memory. While we see people with photographic memory in TV shows, meeting one with real life is extremely rare. Eidetic memory occurs in a small number of children and generally is not found in adults. In fact, there is no clear test for eidetic memory in adults, …

Speed is the new intelligence

This great post by Dilbert creator argues that speed is the new intelligence. Is that really true? The intelligence discussed by Scott Adams has to do with common sense and big numbers. Technology facilitate access to people, ability to generate and test ideas, access to supporting information and knowledge. Simply by using information technology properly …

Career boosting mindset

Following simple rules may boost your career and improve your chances for success. While gaining superlearning experience, we follow the same rules. See for yourself: Courage over fear. Choosing the way of superlearning requires some courage. While there are dedicated teachers and many students have reached their goals, there are no guarantees that you will …

Doodling at school and at work will boost your productivity

Once in a while we write about doodling (or freestyle annotation) and its benefits. Students drawing in their papers where mistreated by generations of teachers. They were asked to focus, to stop fooling around and to listen to the teachers. However, the human spirit is stronger than education fashions, and student persistently doodled in school …

Getting thing done

Recently I read two articles describing complementary skillsets of getiing things done. The first article described life attitude required for getting things done, like not getting fear and controversy stop you and commitment to actually doing things. The second article described using flow and momentum to maximize performance and getting things done. These skills contribute …

Superlearning for programmers: learning new programming languages

When I first learned to program back in early 90s, I thought that knowing the grammar of the programming language is what I need. It took me excruciating week till I could use all MSDOS commands, “for” and “while” loops and some other grammar. I was ready to program! I decided to write a racing …

Science behind Keytosudy methodology

This is supposed to be a short post. Quite often I am asked regarding science behind keytostudy methodology. We (Anna and myself) have conducted statistical research with thousands of students, but we could never afford a “control” group receiving a “placebo” method. We did not have sufficient access to fMRI to make enough images of …

Compulsive training and reading

Quite often our students focus on HOW they read and not on WHAT they read. This focus may generate overload and reduce both reading speed and reading comprehension. Please try to do all the preparatory work during prereading, do all the performance analysis after reading, and concentrate on reading when you read. One way to …

Mnemonic major system

Mnemonic major system is quite ancient. In its most pure form, each number is a letter and letters form words that can be easily remembered. In Hebrew each letter is a number, and Kabbalah is using this to achieve miraculous deeds. In Hindu there is a similar tradition called Katapayadi system, that was used to …