Working and fighting for your future self

Career and personal growth are a sort of fight we should take, no matter how hard and what are the odds. Like everything goes in war and love. Yet, our future self is the least likely person to mobilize all of our energies. Why? What we can do to overcome this? Humble beginnings Like most …

Illusions and perspectives

Visual illusions use the automatic mechanisms of the brain to create something that is not there or create multiple alternative re.presentations. Sometimes life itself feels like the greatest illusion of them all. By changing the perspective, we can understand some illusions better. What can we learn from this? For today’s reading, the links are here, …

Do not mess up with autobiographical memory

When you practice memory, make sure you do not encode over your deepest emotional experiences. Our memories can be fragile, and if we mess up with autobiographical memory our past will turn into a blur. There is some controversy about this point, so you are welcome to disagree. Mnemonics in your home The most basic …

More than 20 senses: the real extrasensory perception

Extrasensory perception is real. Sort of. We have more than 20 real senses and project imagination as yet more senses. Our senses and extra senses often cause more discomfort than pleasure. And yet we get deeper insights and creative breakthroughs. More than 20 senses When I was a child, the schools taught just 5 senses, …

Speedwriting as a vision, a manifesto and a cure

What is speedwriting? Why do I write and why should you also write? I prepared a lot of links and want to discuss the subject in-depth. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I practice speedwriting That’s funny but somebody else used the same formula to write quickly independently …

Can we really understand our future self?

One of the visualization exercises we promote is talking to your “future self”. We discuss the most pressing subjects with the person we hope to become one day. This is not the person we eventually become! Today’s reading selection is here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Best possible future self I quote the …

Intermediate training guide

We stopped our previous training guide where you can read and remember what you read. Only this memory does not usually last more than a couple of days. So we need to practice a new set of skills. This part of the training is still a work in progress.  It will be finalized by the …

Four kinds of memory markers

We mention memory markers a lot in different contexts and courses. Memory markers are used to recall certain experiences. Experiences can be different, as well as memory markers. All of these markers are important and useful, and I want to explain how they can be used. This is becoming a bit confusing, so I want …

Contextual markers

People often have the best mnemonic devices ever and do not even realize this. In this article, I will address just such a case. Happy Anna A couple of days ago, I went home and found my wife in an unusually cheerful mood. She explained a professional linguist a thing or two about remembering languages …

Mental palaces in renaissance art

Dan Brown finds great plots and conspiracies in renaissance and baroque art. We are on a different quest:  wisdom and knowledge of the magnificent mental palaces we can use. Philosophy visualized The main role of artists in renaissance and baroque era was the visualization of complex ideas in an easy to remember form. The artists …