Learning & Memory
If you’ve been following me for more than a minute, you know that I talk about learning – a lot. And if you’ve ever heard me speak, or seen me on a podcast interview, you’ve heard me say that learning is “the only skill that matters.” I believe this with
The way that we learn is broken. Why is that, anyway? Well, simply put, we are not using our brains the way they are meant to be used. By trying to read through boring textbooks and lectures, we are failing to leverage the immense power of the human brain and
If you could choose any superpower to help you get ahead in today’s modern world, what would it be? The ability to read minds? No thanks. You don’t want to know what goes on in people’s heads – trust me. How about the gift of flight? Uhh… yeah, no. That
If you’ve been in any way exposed to memory techniques and memory enhancement, you’ve probably heard about the ultra-powerful memory palace technique. You see, one of the questions I get asked most often, particularly from our students, about memory and speed reading, is “when should I review my memory palace?”.
Nearly every time I meet someone new, the inevitable question comes up: “So, what do you do?” Like anyone, I have a series of standard replies, depending on who the person is and how invested I am in the conversation. Usually, the reply sounds something like this: “I run a media
If you’re in the sciences, then, chances are, memorizing the polyatomic ions will be one of the more challenging memory tasks you will face during your academic career. Heck, you’re probably reading this the night before a major exam – just trying to figure out how to hack it. But
Recently, my partners and I commissioned this neat infographic to better explain what exactly “SuperLearning” is. We hope you find it interesting!
Productivity is important to me. Really important. During my undergrad, I managed to graduate with honors while simultaneously running a multi-million dollar online business and actively participating in fraternity social life. Looking back, however, I was far less efficient than I could have been, for one reason: My reading speed. Though