Making markers for the new stuff

When creating mental markers for the concepts we do not have generic markers for, we need to balance the generic nature of a marker with ability to generate and retain specific markers. The visual markers we use are actually very specific and have a lot of details encoded into them, but these details are not …

How long does it take to generate a marker: discussion.

In the previous post we described some theoretical aspects related to  speed of generation and linking visual markers. Here I want to dive in into some interesting conversations on the subject.   Scientist007 : A problem with using markers. Now the use of markers can be used anywhere, anytime, with anything. However, I have problem …

Visualization focus training

Here are the initial exercises that help you to develop visualization capabilities. They are also good for controlling your focus and mindfulness.   1. Photograph Find a photograph, and take your time to analyze it. Memorize every detail you can. Then simply close your eyes and try to recreate it in your mind. Bring in …

How long does it take to generate a marker? – Part 1

One of the most interesting questions starring in the latest discussions is : “How long does it take to generate a visual marker?”. When we describe generation of visual markers we include several different activities, that light up different parts of the brain. Some of them take longer, others are lightening fast. Moreover, the complexity …

Linking markers exercise

Please notice the page is built for the initial experience and not built for daily use. The page may get very slow. We are building a mobile app. For beta testing please apply to info@keytostudy.com. Select pairs or more of markers and think of a reasonable linking. Check your linking ability. Increase up to 15 …

Proposed training schedule

Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. Previously we tried to control the selection of options to funnel all students through the same resources. Currently, we try to widen the arsenal of the training tools you can use. Introduction Take our …

Remembering long numbers

There are many ways of remembering long numbers. It is easier to remember words than numbers, so most of the methods I know replace numbers by words. For example, remember texts where the length of each word is a number. It takes practice to generate such texts. Use this app when out of ideas. Enter …

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 …