Innovation vs persistence

There is a trade-off between innovation and persistence that I see in my recent work. The innovation comes in form of new exciting opportunities. Out of the blue [there is actually a lot of work and planning around it, I will describe in separate posts] I generate interesting ideas, or I am approached by exciting …

Generating habits out of hacks

Is superlearning a collection of hacks or a new life habit? Both, actually. We explain one hack after another like steps of a ladder leading to a totally new learning experience. Being able to enjoy the new learning experience requires certain learning habits or a certain lifestyle choice. I have been collecting articles about building …

Healthy lifestyle

Occasionally we discuss various aspects of healthy lifestyle and try to generate a list of simple advices. This post is once again addressing this subject from a different angle. Below there are several ways to transform bad habits into good habits. Effects of lifestyle Your lifestyle may boost your brainpower or hurt your memory. The …

Elite performers practice wisely: monitor yourself

Today I was approached by a student who did not use pomodoro technique. He practices too intensely, without breaks, more than 2 hours a day. As a result he suffered eye strain and could not read for a couple of months. Now he feels great, and he makes sure to follow the proposed methodology. His …

Learning guides at your disposal

There are various learning guides at your disposal. Each guide offers a slightly different progress path. Choosing the right resources and coordinating various progress paths is entirely up to you. Below are some resources as they appear on a cheatsheet: Guides at your disposal Link Descriptions Recommended usage Udemy Basic course on Udemy. First watch …

Good and bad multitasking when reading

Some of our students point to Eyal Ophir’s work to demonstrate that multitasking is bad. While we do not argue with dangers of bad multitasking, we provide several concepts and training exercises that reduce the damage caused my multitasking. There is a big difference between true multitasking (e.g. dealing with several issues at the same …

Stress and productivity

Many of our students report strong ups and downs of their cognitive abilities. These variations may be attributed to several factors, one of this factors being stress. It has been shown that stress, especially chronic stress, reduces cognitive functions, including ability to remember things properly. For a superlearner this may well be a vicious cycle. …

Controlling dimensionality of your markers

When we discuss “visual markers” we address some objects that can be processed by the right hemisphere of one’s brain. In fact the distinction between the “left brain” and the “right brain” is not very clear, and visual markers take many forms. By controlling the dimensionality of your visualization you control a complex trade-off between …

How to use negative time: saccade masking and microsleep

Managing pauses when we learn is an important skill nobody talks about. Below is a recommended superlearner strategy inspired by a discussion on our udemy course. Recently there was a very discussion on udemy (below) regarding small pauses we have when we learn. My personal opinion that we should use these pauses as one would …

Nurturing creative curiosity

Creative curiosity is a driving force not only of superlearning but also mindfulness, positive thinking / happiness, successful career planning, personal finance management. Below are some practical ways to encourage creative curiosity and benefit from it in your life. Recently I read this article about generating curiosity as a way to increase IQ. The challenge …