Logical markers: the most intuitive and misunderstood memory construct

Logical markers do not require special learning, as we already learned them in schools for more than a decade.  If you are not using them to remember things, it is a psychological barrier. Once you try, they will feel more natural and intuitive than any other memory construct. My favorite logical marker There is only …

Systematic creativity: sections and subjects of speedwriting and research masterclasses

Sometimes I struggle with naming what I do. Speedwriting and research masterclasses are examples of my bad branding, and I hope to rebrand them in near future. While I might be unhappy with the course names, I am definitely excited about their content. So I tell you what. I will describe the content of the …

When is the right time for speedwriting

Speedwriting is good as long as you have a Eurika moment, or have enough materials to generate new insights while writing. If you have too many thoughts then speedwriting can clean up your head. But if you are puzzled or bored it might backfire… What is speedwriting? It is just another critical part of superlearning …

Creativity games: what-if and what-else

A simple creativity exercise we can play anywhere at any time is the what-if or what-else game. This exercise can be applied to almost anything and can be easily modified for more controlled experience. Simple “what if” game Our basic visualization is person-action-object, so the easiest exercise is replace just one of these factors and …

Long term memory: revisiting vs speedwriting

Suppose you want to remember something for a very long time. How do you ensure memorization? There are many methods, which can be roughly divided into three categories: reviewing the notes (revisiting), actively using (speedwriting) and lifestyle choices (sleep, food, …).  Here I compare revisiting with speedwriting, and provide some actionable tips. The lifestyle element …

Using google to generate visual markers

Suppose you are an absolute beginner in the arts of memory. It is easy to assume that everything you find will be abstract for you. Do not get me wrong, there are things I also find hard to remember. Especially phonetic sequences from languages I am not familiar with. If this is something simple, you …

Subvisualization: when visualization is not fast enough

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To be honest I have not been doing visualization at all since I started to read above 5000 wpm. When I slow down and want to remember everything, I still use memory structures – more often than not I do not have to. Here is a short confession of what it feels like to be …

Logical markers: abstract constants and variables

How should we remember constants and variables? There are many formulas in sciences, and these formulas use constants and variables. Some of these constants and variables are almost abstract, like the Plank constant. How should we treat them? A constant as a letter Let us take for example the Plank constant. It is a critical …

Science and medicine, when nobody knows…

I always wonder about the limits of our knowledge. Socrates has shown millennia ago the limitations of conventional wisdom. The scientific method is more robust, but it is also limited. Not understanding something well enough is not ideal. Watching people die without any reasonable explanation is even worse. What can be done? Read some more here, …

To do or not to do? Procrastinate….

Procrastinate by all means if you have to. Do not act impulsively. Be creative. Never lose hope. My message This is my message for today. For me, these sentences send the same message and are deeply interconnected.  Our lives are quite long, a marathon rather than a sprint. Opportunities and threats come and go. Sometimes …