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 …

Extreme multitasking

Recently I was asked how many tasks a person can do at the same time at high level of accuracy. I said “9”. My friend said “there are 7 people in my group, so only 7”. I smiled politely. I can do approximately 9 tasks MYSELF. If I had a team, maybe I could do …

Using visual markers for everyday situations

Visual markers are useful not only for superlearning, but also for everyday life.  Visual markers are a simple and effective mnemonic device for almost any everyday situation. The example of not finding your keys is getting really old, yet we will mention it once again. If you lost your keys, it means you did not …

Creativity 101: The power of multiple perspectives

While I had a long and organized training on creativity (I am planning to release some materials on this blog), Anna is a master of out-of-the-box thinking. She claims that she uses one and only one trick, but she perfected using it. Anna calls this trick “multiple perspectives”. Draw down a shape or write a …

Healthy superlearning habits

There is a good correlation between length and quality of life and one’s IQ. There is a lengthy presentation on this subject. In this post I want to focus on more practical aspects of healthy habits. When superlearning take regular breaks. I suggest to take for X min of work Y min of rest, when …

Focus and multitasking

Only about 2% of people are good multitaskers. See this article for infographics. Using the multitasking skills, our working memory gets overloaded trying to shift focus. While it is  possible to improve the context switch of the working memory [there are such excersises in our resources], we still drop at least 10 points of IQ …

Mindfulness and superlearning wisdom

While superlearning ultimately is a way to gather knowledge, it is not the way to generate wisdom. In one of the future posts we will describe information vs knowledge vs wisdom, but for now we just say that wisdom is a way of using knowledge properly. In fact it is very much alike the difference …

Optical illusions and how the brain tricks us

The first thing we teach in our superlearning classes is brain trickery. We trust our brains without questions and do not suspect them to lie. However, when trying to recreate a whole article from memory we typically start from ~20% retention! In fact we loose much more than we get, unless we train our observation …