Advanced memorization systems and memory sports

Superlearning or speedreading are hard to measure and monitor. Memory is easily measurable, and therefore memorization skills are a sport. The best thing about sports is our ability to learn which methods work better than others to remember a huge amount of information. Moreover, as sport develops, the methods become increasingly elaborate. Memory palace/loci. This …

Superlearning for programmers and engineers: architecture

The top programming skill is software architecture. For software architecture we often use UML and flowcharts. These visualization are great for visual markers and often do not even need further adaptations. It is no secret that most software is built as hierarchies. Model-view-controller is probably   the most common architecture paradigm. Classes pass the data …

Superlearning for programmers: algorithm development

My first job was database administrator. My second job was an RF engineer. My third job (back in 1999) was under title “algorithm developer”, and that was the first job I really loved. Since then I have been algorithm developer/CTO on and off, dealing with computer vision, image procession, machine learning, financial mathematics, semantic processing, …

Superlearner story: All of you are heros

Being a hero is not about success, it is about not giving up when facing difficulties. Half of the people taking this Superlearner course have been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, or any other tag that society uses for people that are different. The superlearner students come from more than 100 countries, talk many languages …

Superlearner story: Leon

I have never met Leon other than over Skype. Leon (not a true name) is a web designer (kind of) that took the Udemy course starting in spring 2014. In summer Leon wrote several passionate posts and personal mails to info@keytostudy.com regarding his reading speed and fluency with markers. Then he disappeared for a couple …

Building superlearning training habits

We often compare brain training to physical exercise. In this sense I find this and his articles useful. I will try to adapt their points to what we do. Starting small When trying to learn superlearning skillset (and the skillset involves many different skills) it is crucial to transform practice into a habbit. The first …

Key numbers method

Key numbers was the first real memory method Anna explained to me. It is generalization of story method for more complex structures. It is recommended to train this method with lists of linked items. The idea is very simple. We keep each story between 5 and 20 items connected by some sort of funny animation. …

Asking the right questions

Anna has recently added a new model to the course that deals with asking the right questions. We have discussed this issue several times in other posts, but here I want to describe Anna’s view of the subject as far as she explained it to me. Priming After we preread an article and before we …

Two sorts of markers

While there are many ways to create markers and a large body of text about it in this blog, I wanted to focus on two major types of markers I expect each of you to use. Logical markers This is the default sort of markers you should use. In fact, they are so trivial that …

How I developed my reading strategy

Today I got this mail from Scott Young discussing a trade-off between quality and what he calls smoothness. Since this is an issue commonly addressed by my friends, I will tell my own lessons on choosing which books to read and how. When I was a kid I was banned from reading books. This is …