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 …

Superlearning: are there any limitations?

After reaching 1000wpm at 80% comprehension a superlearner feels that he/she owns the world and that the sky is the limit. But wait for  a month or two and there is  disappointment “I reached my limit?”, rationalization “I do not need to read any faster?”, bargaining “Can I read with the same speed in a …

High-level visualization

When you learn visual markers you also learn visualization skills. At the beginning the visualization is weak, good enough to produce schematic objects, then the objects become alive highly detailed and animated, until finally you can imagine whole landscapes. The skill of imagining in great details whole landscapes is very valuable. If you love fantasy/sci-fi …

Having fun with visual markers

One of the things we teach is having fun with visualization. We show plenty of examples, and then the students always say: “I am not that creative”. Well, guess what – nobody is THAT creative. We learn to be creative with markers, we are not born this way. The first thing Anna usually teaches after …

“Colouring” the text you read

Sometimes the text I read is heterogeneous and addresses the issues from many points. To keep track of various perspective I “colour” the text according to the dominant perspective of each paragraph.  I try to follow the “colours” in the visualization themes and I try to be capable to reproduce the article photographically with “colour” …

Knowledge and its support

This is  a common mistake, a mistake that I do, and I do it even now after many years of training… Taking things that I know for granted…  What facts support our knowledge? What resources do we use? Who are the authority figures behind current paradigm? What was the previous paradigm? Probably nothing is truly …

Analytical skills and superlearning

When teaching the advanced material of high-level visualization we put a great emphasis on analytical skills.  This skill is required to eliminate introduction of false knowledge. False knowledge is generated when we build inaccurate markers not supported by text. We teach to eliminate false markers only after the students can generate and replace visualiations without …

Brain science and reading

Being an engineer and having some understanding of brain activity, I enjoy comparing brain to an electronic device. Many complex electronic devices I work with have the following 3 elements: CPU to handle complex logic, GPU to analyse a lot of simple and repetitive information in a fast and parallel form and dedicated RTL circuitry …