Healthcare memorization and mnemonics

Healthcare information requires large amount of memorization. Our students need to remember body parts in foreign languages, complex functional behaviour of these body parts, historical facts related to various body functions… The methods for remembering medicine, chemistry and biology are a combination of methods for remembering foreign languages and methods fro remembering historical processes. Barney …

Tell us which posts you find more interesting

Many of you have become frequent visitors of this blog. Currently we are poised to publish articles daily, but eventually we would like to reduce quantity and improve relevancy. We want to focus on subjects that are truly interesting for you. Which articles do you find most useful? If you do not find the answer …

Chunking and linking markers

Our students learn to manipulate with visual markers they  create, often relying on trial and error. There are at least two operations on visual markers that create basic knowledge representation: chunking and linking. Chunking deals with structuring information into manageable chunks. Linking deals with defining relationships between chunks and within chunks. Below is a discussion …

Low-level visualization technique

Almost the first thing we teach at the course is low level visualization technique of efficiently creating visual markers. We do require vivid visual imagery, and some people simply find it hard to visualize. These are some discussions with these beginner students. Also we give some outline of expected progress to build up the expectations …

Choosing the order of markers to represent text

The right order of structuring markers represents the right order in which we remember information. Building proper relationships between various details requires logical understanding of the text. The student may choose simply linking the visual markers, creating mind- mapping trees, or creating more complex visualization. In any case, the student should be prepared to correct …

How do you choose what word to mark?

The link between visual markers and superlearning is not self-evident. It is hard to visualize the marks and link marks together, but sometimes it is even harder to create connection between the text and the marks we visualize. The perfect way to choose which words to create markers for is our secret source, but we …

Markers for hardware and software

Some of our students need to create visual markers in specific fields of knowledge. Hardware and software are very specific fields of knowledge that require specialized methodology of visualization for engineers and programmers. Below is a discussion attempting to deal with this issue. Question: I’m having troubles creating markers for technical materials such as hardware/software manuals and …

Neuroplasticity – the ability of our brain to rewire itself

Neuroplasticity is the ability of brain to adapt itself. When we change our learning habits we rewire the brain. Some students want to know more about the ability of the brain to rewire. Below is an-depth discussion of the subject. Question: How can anyone “rewire” his/hers brain? Answer: Scientists call this ability neuroplasticity.  Scientists have …

Alternatives to visual markers

Some of our students really struggle creating visual markers. Visualization is easy for most of us, but hard for some people. There are effective alternatives for visualization which we offer to students with uncommon set of abilities. These alternatives are more complex to use, but they may make the difference between learning and superlearning. Question: …

Linking markers

It is not enough to remember details, it is very important to connect the details with each other. There are several  levels of linking markers.  We start from examples of low-level visualization and related linking, and end with high-level visualization and related linking of markers. We start from creating short and simple stories, build up …