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 …

Reading detail-rich material

Many of our students need to learn boring, complex material rich in details. How do you remember complex statistics or medical description? You break it into smaller step, use a lot of humour, and try to keep consistent tone in details and imagery. We teach our advanced students high-level visualization, but you can successfully remember …

Superlearning math formulas

Mathematical formulas are especially difficult to handle. Math is basically a different language that explains complex relationships between abstract objects. It makes no sense to visualize math as you would visualize history. My personal approach comes from data analytic and is graphical: there are various mathematical forces that bend graphs in various ways. Understanding why …

How to generate visual markers on-the-fly

Generating markers slowly is not good enough for speedreading. Generating markers fast requires certain level of skill. Our beginner-level student do not know how to overcome the controlled visualization speed limitations. When the students are ready, we teach them to reduce the level of control and enjoy free associations. Below are some discussions from our …

Criteria for choosing memorization method

Choosing the method for memorization of any particular information may be a matter of personal style, available time, number of details etc. Below is a short discussion regarding   criteria for choosing memorization method and alternatives to well-known story and loci methods. Question: I have come up with Higbee’s book (your memory) excellent book that can …

Is creating a story effective?

Many of our students ask: is creating a story effective? More advanced students ask: is Roman palace memory technique effective? If you are looking for simple low-level visualization, you may enjoy these well-known techniques. Below are some examples of real conversations we had in our course with examples of visual markers. Question: For the game …

Bilingual superlearners

Many of the super-learners are bilingual. Each of the course authors is fluent in 3-6 languages and can speed-read in 2-3. We have students in nearly 100 countries speaking many languages. These students are proud of their multilingual abilities and their achievements. Below are some discussions from the course pages. Question: Hi! First of all, …