PAO memory technique

PAO is one of the most advanced and yet fun to use techniques. PAO means person-action-object. It is commonly used in memory championships. As far as I know (could not find a link) PAO was invented by card-counters. Each card face was associated with personality – Kings, Queens, Princes – and even with specific royalty …

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 …

Speedreading in new areas of knowledge

Some of our readers ask for tips on becoming a more well rounded reader. For example: “I found it harder to read a article that uses words and wording I am not used to. Being unsure about the words makes it even harder when speed reading. Practicing it, should make it easier, so you won’t …

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, …

Superlearning for programmers: code maintenance

There are many ways speedreading can help a programmer. The first time I wished I could speedread was back in he year 2000, when I had to maintain a code of 1mil lines. Back then I could not speedread, and eventually could not fix all the problems I made in time. The product did not …

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 …

Mental placeholders

When reading text we often generate placeholders within the text. While regular students use a marker to highlight the text and sticky notes to find the place within the text, it can be too slow and not very elegant for a superlearner. Instead we use mental placeholders. Apparently Anna and I developed the same methods …

Remembering people and names

Remembering names is kind of a must in any superlearning scenario. This is something I do not actively practice, so I delayed this post as much as possible. It is known that ability to remember names will help you in life. In Anna’s course there was a 2-hours module of remembering names, until at some …

The power of making lists

Writing this blog is one of the hardest things I had to adhere to. When I was starting I went blank every time I needed to write a post. Very soon I started to search the course discussions for a good subject. Eventually the course went out of the good subjects. Then I took some …