Having problems concentrating when reading

Some of our students have problems concentrating over boring or complex texts. I also have similar problem with some challenging texts. What usually works for me is rereading the text using various mindsets. I am asking myself: 1. How can I use this information? 2. Why is it different from common knowledge? 3. What is …

Having fun with visual markers

One of the things we teach is having fun with visualization. We show plenty of examples, and then the students always say: “I am not that creative”. Well, guess what – nobody is THAT creative. We learn to be creative with markers, we are not born this way. The first thing Anna usually teaches after …

Superlearning as a social skill

When we started teaching superlearning skills we soon realized that social interaction improves the learning experience significantly. First of all, everybody thinks slightly differently and there is a lot we can learn from each other. Then, everybody has some issues when learning new habits, seeing other people struggling with the same problems improves determination. Finally, …

Practice smart or suffer headaches

Some of our students occasionally report headaches. There are many sorts of headaches, but they  have one thing in common: wrong technique. There are many common ideas between going to gym and training your brain. Just like bad practice in gym can cause back aches and orthopaedic damage, bad practice with your brain can cause …

“Colouring” the text you read

Sometimes the text I read is heterogeneous and addresses the issues from many points. To keep track of various perspective I “colour” the text according to the dominant perspective of each paragraph.  I try to follow the “colours” in the visualization themes and I try to be capable to reproduce the article photographically with “colour” …

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 …

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 …