Symbol recognition

This is a pretty common exercise for “fast thinking” check-up. You need to notice the numbers within the letters and recognize them correctly. Try running the exercise faster, up to 100msec per symbol. This exercise will definitely help you speedread and potentially may help suppressing vocalization.

From C to A in 5 days

Every student wants to have good grades. Every parent wants his child to be A+ students without loosing creativity and joyfulness. In this blog we plan to give some insights on how this can be done. This article is probably the first in series of planned posts that will be generated as we prepare materials …

How long does it take to generate a marker: discussion.

In the previous post we described some theoretical aspects related to  speed of generation and linking visual markers. Here I want to dive in into some interesting conversations on the subject.   Scientist007 : A problem with using markers. Now the use of markers can be used anywhere, anytime, with anything. However, I have problem …

Subvocalization suppression training

The brain cannot efficiently perform two vocalizations at the same time. This training not only teaches you speedreading, but also opens you to efficient multitasking. This exercise is the simplest way to reduce subvocalization when reading text line by line. Choose to visualize one marker per line. You are allowed to subvocalize 1-2 words per …

Superlearning: are there any limitations?

After reaching 1000wpm at 80% comprehension a superlearner feels that he/she owns the world and that the sky is the limit. But wait for  a month or two and there is  disappointment “I reached my limit?”, rationalization “I do not need to read any faster?”, bargaining “Can I read with the same speed in a …

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 …

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 …

An amazing list of simple exercises

This is a short list of simple exercises that you can practice any time and anywhere.  Anna gives this list only to her most prudent students. For some limited time it will be open here for everyone to try. Afterwards it will be kept under password protection… Each exercise should take around 10 min, and …

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 …