How to Build a Super Memory

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S uper Memory 101 NOOC Zaid Ali Alsagoff

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…Discover the essentials needed to significantly enhance your ability to remember (encode), store and recall whatever you want to learn. By improving your memory, you will have more time to reflect, apply what you have learned and innovate new things, which is what today’s innovation economy demands from us. JOIN https://www.openlearning.com/courses/sm101

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BRAIN Amazing Facts About the Human Brain (Infographic): http://www.best-infographics.com/amazing-facts-about-the-human-brain-infographic/

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Memory Processing Model I N P U T REMEMBER ING Encoding Attention Sensory Memory Long-Term Memory Short-Term Memory Retrieval FORG ET T ING Adapted from: http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/18?e=price_1.0-ch04_s01 `

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More insights on this: http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/a/a_07/a_07_p/a_07_p_tra/a_07_p_tra.html

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ACTIVATE SUPER MEMORY EXCITE Brain Image Author: https://twitter.com/TweetinChar

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How does our BRAIN LEARN? ATTENTION - We don't pay attention to boring things. WIRING - Every brain is wired differently. GENDER - Male and female brains are different. MEMORY - Repeat to remember. Remember to repeat. SENSORY INTEGRATION - Stimulate more of the senses. Dr. John Medina VISION - Vision trumps all other senses. STRESS - Stressed brains don't learn the same way. SLEEP - Sleep well, think well. EXERCISE - Exercise boosts brain power. MUSIC - Study or listen to boost cognition. EXPLORATION - We are powerful and natural explorers. http://www.brainrules.net/about-brain-rules Summary: http://sivers.org/book/BrainRules

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“…Kim Peek could accurately RECALL the contents of at least 12,000 BOOKS.” Documentary: http://youtu.be/4wjgMtNF3Ms Short Video: http://youtu.be/AfDEAIszuQI Kim Peek quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Peek

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The Human Camera Stephen Wiltshire He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His website: http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/ Video: http://youtu.be/3fF-ZksUZ0Y

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Memorized the WORDS & Their MEANINGS of…. 220,000 entries in the 2,458-page dictionary. Li Yanzhi (51) http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/chinese-woman-somehow-memorizes-every-single-entry-in-the-oxford-english-chinese-dictionary.html

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Pi World Ranking List …Holds the unofficial world record: 100,000+ digits in 16 hours. Akira Haraguchi How to Memorize Pi: http://www.wikihow.com/Memorize-Pi

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Human Vs. Goldfish Average attention spans in 2013? SECONDS The average attention span for humans in 2000 = 12 seconds! http://advertising.microsoft.com/en/cl/31966/how-does-digital-affect-canadian-attention-spans

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Video: http://youtu.be/KSwhpF9iJSs Super Brain Yoga (research report: http://www.pranichealingontario.ca/SUPERBRAIN.pdf Super Brain Yoga (SlideShare): http://www.slideshare.net/solarm_india/superbrain-yoga-7136961 Instructions: http://www.shridesk.com/post/2011/12/20/Thoppukaranam-Super-Brain-Yoga#.UorDXdJmgk0

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Alternate Nostril Breathing to Activate… 3-5 Minutes a Day! Your Whole Brain! Article: http://bit.ly/1p4wHaW Image (4 persons): http://katiehayyoga.com/2013/01/learn-to-breathe-alternate-nostril-breathing/.html

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Five Categories of Brainwaves http://www.zenlama.com/the-difinitive-guide-to-increasing-you-mind-power/

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Did You Know? Juggling has been shown to increase both GREY and WHITE matter in the brain! Empowers us FOCUS BETTER THINK FASTER to: ENHANCED IMPROVED AWAKEN PERIPHERAL VISION COORDINATION THE KID IN US! Source: http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2014/02/increase-your-brain-power-by-juggling-3.html

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Albert Einstein's Distraction Index Drill A method to empower 99.9% FOCUS and CONCENTRATION! 1. Write "l won't be distracted by that anymore.“ on a piece of paper. 2. Set a timer for 3 minutes and start to read a book, article, etc. 3. When you experience a distraction: Make a note (tick). 4. Each time you’re distracted, read point 1 silently to yourself. 5. Then start reading again. 6. When the timer goes off, count the number of distractions. Once reached 0 distractions, increase the timer 5,7,9, etc. minutes. Detailed Instruction: http://website-interesting.blogspot.com/2013/01/albert-einsteins-distraction-index-drill.html My Record? 42 Minutes

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Pomodoro Your Learning Time… There are 5 basic steps: 1. Choose a TASK to be accomplished. 2. Set the POMODORO (timer) to 25 minutes. 25 3. STUDY until the timer rings; record with an x 4. Take a SHORT BREAK (3–5 minutes) 5. After 4 pomodori, take a LONGER BREAK (15– 30 minutes) …To be more PRODUCTIVE and FOCUSED! http://pomodorotechnique.com/

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Why Pomodoro? Mind map source (Hans Buskes/Bert Fundter): https://mastermindmaps.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/pomodoro.jpg

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Think Positive…. Richard Branson hires people who (are):  SMILE (a lot)  POSITIVE  ENTHUSIASTIC BRAIN REWIRING EXERCISE Purposely record 3-5 things that you are grateful for on a daily basis. Think Like an Engineer (Book): http://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Engineer-systematic-challenges/dp/1500972282

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Exercise Boosts Your Brainpower! NEUROPLASTICITY OXYGEN STRESS "Cardiovascular health is more important than any other single factor in preserving and improving learning and memory." - Thomas Crook http://www.helpguide.org/articles/memory/how-to-improve-your-memory.htm

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Take Power Naps… “…a 26-MINUTE NAP improved performance 34% and ALERTNESS 54%.” - NASA study (1995) Source: http://swampland.time.com/2011/04/26/memo-to-the-boss-naps-increase-performance/

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Eat Healthy & Light to Stay Alert! 10 foods to boost your brainpower: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower

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Find a Stimulating Place to Study… Image Source (adapted): http://blog.flashnotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/13.jpg

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Optimizing Your Mind & Body for Learning? 1. Define your TARGETS! 2. BREATH to relax! 3. VISUALIZE that you will succeed! 4. Take POWER NAPS to reenergize the brain! 5. EAT HEALTHY and light to stay alert! 6. EXERCISE 3-5 times a week! 7. Choose brain STIMULATING PLACES to study! 8. Use NATURAL LIGHT whenever possible! 9. MIX WITH PEOPLE who are hungry to learn! 10. You CAN LEARN ANYTHING! Yes, you can!

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SHORT-TERM MEMORY! Cartoon: http://wildtimez.smackjeeves.com/comics/1002133/short-term-memory/

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Golden Rule Use multiple senses to transform information into vivid images in your mind Phosphorus (Frost Forest) Video (Source): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFkQ4cQhME

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Let’s Play a Memory Game? http://neutralx0.net/home/mini04.html

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Making ____ Nearly Unforgettable…. 1. Transform ____ into vivid MENTAL IMAGE(S) using multiple senses. 2. Describe what ____ means in your OWN WORDS. 3. Give EXAMPLES of how ____ works, or is applied in context. 4. SHOW how ____ is done (if required). Keyword Concept Process PRACTICE Skill

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“Study without DESIRE spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” — Leonardo da Vinci

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The Secret Recipe for…. PASSION LOCATION ASSOCIATION VISUALIZATION BIG PICTURE RYTHM CHUNKING HUMOR CLASSIFICATION 5/6 SENSES MOVEMENT EXAGGERATION COLOR Super Memory! The Secret Principles Underlying A Super Power Memory: http://www.happychild.org.uk/acc/tpr/mem/0498supm.htm 8 Principles of Super Memory (Adam Khoo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnZUw9QW4rM&feature=youtu.be

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Image: https://teepoo.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/name.jpg

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“Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language”. – Dale Carnegie Image source: http://www.aphorism4all.com/images/1336495336.jpg

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4 Mega Tips to Remembering Names… 1. 2. 3. 4. Commit Concentrate Repeat Associate Source: http://www.wittcom.com/how_to_remember_names.htm

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How Would You Memorize This? 3.1415926535897932384626 433832795028841971693993 751058209749445923078164 062862089986280348253421 17067…

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Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Memorize-Pi

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Let’s Memorize the Periodic Table… In 3 Minutes! How? Periodic Table: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Periodic_table_by_page_views.PNG

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDDiWtFtEM

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Story Telling… Video (source): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXuSftZELQ

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No Passion? FAKE PASSION, until it becomes a passion! Yes, hmmm. BE CREATIVE ABOUT IT!

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REPETITION is the Mother of All Learning! - Old Russian Proverb

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Note Taking is a form of Repetition! Outlining Method Visual Note-taking Charting Method Mind Mapping Cornell Method Sentence Method Doodling Why? 1) Save Time 2) Boost recall 3) Understand Note Taking Skills: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/note-taking-skills-21st-century-students/ Cornel Note-Taking Image: http://lifehacker.com/202418/geek-to-live--take-study-worthy-lecture-notes

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Mind Maps Mind maps help you comprehend, see the BIG PICTURE, create new ideas, and build connections. Mind Map Guidelines: http://blog.iqmatrix.com/how-to-mind-map iMindMap: http://thinkbuzan.com/ MindMeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/ Mind Maps in Medicine: http://www.mindmaptutor.com/2011/04/mind-maps-in-medicine/ Mind Mapping Tools: http://mashable.com/2013/09/25/mind-mapping-tools/

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Flash Cards “…When reading, words stand a good chance of being remembered if they have been met at least SEVEN TIMES OVER SPACED INTERVALS.” Infographic: https://voxy.com/blog/index.php/2011/05/are-flashcards-an-effective-learning-tool-infographic/ Remembering words (Scott Thornbury): http://www.theguardian.com/education/2003/jul/24/tefl2 20 Amin Acids example (Quizlet): https://quizlet.com/4179936/20-standard-amino-acids-flash-cards/ - Scott Thornbury

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Mnemonics - Acronyms Med Mnemonics Mnemonics are learning memory techniques that help learners recall larger pieces of information, especially in the form of lists like characteristics, steps, stages, parts, phases, etc. Medical Mnemonics: http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/ SODA: http://apotential.wordpress.com/medical-mnemonics/

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Mnemonics – Acrostics Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas! Ranking order of the normal differential count for white blood cells:  Neutrophils (60-70%)  Lymphocytes (20-40%)  Monocytes (3-10%)  Eosinophils (1-4%)  Basophils (~1%) An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

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Mnemonics - Peg Systems NUMBER-RHYME NUMBER-SHAPE 1. One-Sun 2. Two-Shoe 3. Three-Tree 4. Four-Door 5. Five-Hive 6. Six-Sticks 7. Seven-Heaven 8. Eight-Gate 9. Nine-Wine 10. Ten-Hen 11. Etc. ALPHABET A - Hay B - Bee C - See D - Deed E - Eve F - Effort G - Goat H - Hat I - Eye J – Jay K - Etc. A Peg system (Mnemonic) is a technique for memorizing lists, or information that must be recalled in a particular order. They work by associating information you already know well with the new facts you want to remember. A "peg" is just a mental hook on which you hang the information. This hook acts as a reminder to help you mentally retrieve information. Source: http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/remembering-lists.html

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MEMORY PALACE The Method of Loci (Memory Palace/Journey Method) is a method of memorizing information by placing each item to be remembered at a point along an imaginary journey. The information can then be recalled in a specific order by retracing the same route through the imaginary journey. Method of Loci: http://mnemotechnics.org/wiki/Method_of_Loci J Memory Palace: http://bourbakisme.blogspot.com/2011/05/mp-memory-palace-giulio-camillo-lidea.html

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World speed record for memorizing a deck of cards? 21.19 seconds Simon Reinhard (Germany) Video (Showing how he did it for his older record: 21.90): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbinQ6GdOVk How to memorize a deck of cards (House image): http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/06/01/how-to-memorize-a-deck-of-cards/ Deck of cards memory record: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_sport

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Primacy & Recency Effect When asked to recall a list of items in any order (free recall), people tend to begin recall with the end of the list, recalling those items best (the recency effect). Among earlier list items, the first few items are recalled more frequently than the middle items (the primacy effect). Diagram source: http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_wade_psychology_7_mru/21/5605/1435121.cw/-/1435123/index.html

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Study Smart! The Learning Power of Spaced Repetition! Source: http://www.koobits.com/2012/10/08/study-smart-the-power-of-spaced-repetition Brooke Thio

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Talk to Yourself or Teach Someone! “Teaching is LEARNING TWICE.” - Joseph Joubert Talk to yourself or teach someone else what you have just learned (read). Study in Groups!

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Feynman Technique Richard Feynman  Choose your concept.  Pretend your teaching it to a new student.  Whenever you get stuck, go back to the books/notes (or ask your teacher or colleague).  Simplify wordy bits or create analogies. Feynman Technique Guide: http://www.scotthyoung.com/learnonsteroids/grab/TranscriptFeynman.pdf Video Tutorial (Feynman Technique): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrNqSLPaZLc Adapted from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Gic5lU-5g Picture: http://www.atomicheritage.org/sites/default/files/richard-feynman.jpg

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How to Become an Expert? PRACTICE Diagram: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/03/how_to_be_an_ex.html

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"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein In 1905, Albert Einstein published the theory of special relativity, and then spent another 10 years trying to include acceleration in the theory and published his theory of general relativity in 1915.

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Summary  Continue to explore how the BRAIN learns.  Intensify your FOCUS before Learning.  Use multiple senses to transform information into vivid MENTAL IMAGES.  Use MEMORY TOOLS (Mnemonics) to remember more.  Apply SPACED REPETITION to boost your long-term memory.  PRACTICE like an expert.

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…Discover the essentials needed to significantly enhance your ability to remember (encode), store and recall whatever you want to learn. By improving your memory, you will have more time to reflect, apply what you have learned and innovate new things, which is what today’s innovation economy demands from us. JOIN https://www.openlearning.com/courses/sm101

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Finally, You Might Want To… Have a ZaidLearn! http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/

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Zaid Ali Alsagoff Principal Lead, e-Learning & Innovation E-mail : zaid.alsagoff@gmail.com Blog : http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/ Slides : http://www.slideshare.net/zaid Twitter: http://twitter.com/zaidlearn IMU : http://imu.edu.my DID : +603-2731 7327 Ext. : 3115

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