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 …

Perfectionists’ dilemma

Being a perfectionist is really hard. Nothing short of perfect is just good enough, so everything requires immense efforts. This could work successfully for a kid, but a grown-up needs to balance activities. Having a responsible job we need to balance three simple things: delivery time, quality of work, effort invested. The same three criteria …

Changing your everyday life

Superlearning is a life-changing skill. Once you manage to learn skills FASTER, the next logical step is applying the same abilities in your everyday life. Therefore immediately after managing superlearning our students find themselves doing all sorts of fun: Speeding up. There are things that can be easily sped up: you can fast-forward video or …

“Flow” or “Zone” – and how to get there

To enjoy work and learning, to enjoy life itself, I rely heavily on something called “flow”. The feeling is very pleasant, invigorating and positive. Here is the definition from wikipedia: Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in …