High level visualization: Gaming and mental templates

I am using my own version of loci method I call “high-level visualization”, which is more of a game than a house. I have wrote several articles about this before. Here I address this method from a different angle. The loci method enables accurate memorization of huge amount of information. Most of memory champions use …

Visualizing numbers

Many of our students go blank when viewing numbers, tables and formulas. Some they have necessary skills to understand the math, but cannot make it vivid enough. Here I address this and additional reasons. Short numbers. The simplest sort of a problem with numbers is a lack of interest. For me it is hard to remember …

Getting stuck with visualization

About 1% of our students get stuck with visualization. They either cannot get into the visualization mode and see pitch black, or they cannot get out of visualization mode and experience vivid hallucinations. In both cases, they need to address this course creatively. If you have trouble getting into visualization, this may mean that your …

Go find momo

Some of the best training exercises are quite unexpected. When we speedread and when we generate details on our markers it is important to have accurate visual perception. To have such perception, one can train finding objects in images. There are many hidden objects games. I used to play for months before my speedreading became …

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 …

High-level chunking

High-level chunking allows to operate with up to 80 object in your working memory, using computer-like data structures. Since the size of working memory is correlated with IQ, this actually make you smarter. When dealing with large amount of information you may choose several strategies to encode it. High level visualization is probably the most …

Playful aspects of making markers

Some of our students are extremely driven and focused. Generally these are excellent qualities for superlearner. Unfortunately some of the playful aspects of marker creation require “letting go”. You cannot afford perfectionism when you read at 1000wpm. You should not remake markers when you use high-level visualization or “cartoon” method. You do need crazy stunts …

Making markers for the new stuff

When creating mental markers for the concepts we do not have generic markers for, we need to balance the generic nature of a marker with ability to generate and retain specific markers. The visual markers we use are actually very specific and have a lot of details encoded into them, but these details are not …

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 …

Linking markers exercise

Please notice the page is built for the initial experience and not built for daily use. The page may get very slow. We are building a mobile app. For beta testing please apply to info@keytostudy.com. Select pairs or more of markers and think of a reasonable linking. Check your linking ability. Increase up to 15 …