Speedwriting: the best of long-term memorization and creative writing (no more spaced repetitions!)

The basic idea of speedwriting is very simple. If we research a subject, read about it, create notes, and memorize everything we need, writing about the subject should be really easy. And if we write about something creatively, remembering it for years after writing also becomes easy. I call this virtuous circle speedwriting. TLDR We …

Evolution and reaction speed

What is limiting the reaction time? Is it the length of neural paths, the efficiency of glial cells, the structure of the brain, or something else? Maybe all of the above? Let us check the animals we know and see what they can tell us. More cool facts here, here, here, and here. Only elephants cannot …

16 Tips for Scientists Writing for the General Public

Science requires disseminating new, intriguing findings to a wide range of audiences. Since successful writing is an iterative process, with feedback leading to new ideas and experimental follow-up, the writing process can also help to refine the study. Many argumentative topics can be chosen to create an impactful piece. We have got some of the …

Construction work costs beyond money

We often admire the great architecture, yet we often forget its costs and its benefits. Great leaders often invest in building elaborate infrastructures that serve generations.  Tyrants invest in personal glorification and strange dreams. Businessmen invest for more than just profit potential. And the actual investment is often much larger than the expected cost, not …

Why do we know less about the oceans than about space

This question has been bugging me for a while. I simply do not understand. Why do we know less about our oceans than we know about space? Is that claim real? What makes people say that? In this article, I will share some thoughts I have about the seas and space. More reading here, here, …

Dopamine and serotonin reward systems

Mood, focus, motivation, migraines have a profound effect on our life. They make us productive, apathetic, or self-destructive by a simple chemical switch. Controlling this switch effectively is still out of reach for modern science, but at least we can understand some effects and try to build working strategies. Reward system Neurons in the different …

Funny visualizations and memory humor

Some of our visualizations are creative and funny. If nothing logical pops up, funny is probable the best choice. Funny visualizations are memorable, cheerful, and fun to revisit. Just like funny youtube clips! However, there is a caveat. Some of us cannot remember a joke! More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Technology Will Take Over the Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Technology serves as a medium to connect Doctors with patients, teachers with students, lawyers with clients, businesses with customers, and that’s it. There is no harm to any profession for replacement. It has become the most said and misunderstood dialogue all over the internet that Technology will replace professionals but have you ever dived into the depth …

Medical self-help

How can we handle medical situations doctors do not treat? Why do we need to use self-help at all? Is it dangerous? How to use Dr. Google properly? The things doctors will not tell unless we ask… How to find a treatment online Dr Google is often surprisingly good. Some online databases can rival professional …

Chasing patterns

Some mathematicians and chess players obsessively chase patterns. When the skill is used properly it provides a huge competitive advantage. If the skill misfires, a person may be committed in the mental institute, usually with paranoia. Watching “The Queen’s Gambit” and recollecting “A Beautiful Mind”  I decided to learn a bit more about the subject. …