Mind Hacking 101 An (Un)Healthy
Obsession . Had to learn a lot of boring stuff . Refused to, it was just too boring . Exam was 50% theory, 50% practical . Solution: hammer theory and pray . Problem: how to memorize 200 pages . Hint: Guinness World of Records
Mind Hacking 101 Guiness World
of Records . Ben Pridmore can memorize: - 930 binary digits in 5 minutes - 4140 binary digits in 30 minutes - 364 playing cards in 10 minutes - 1404 playing cards in 60 minutes . There had to be a trick . There was a trick . I learned the trick, and passed... barely...
Mind Hacking 101 Keep in
Mind Storage amd retrieval . We’re good at storing information . We suck at retrieving information . This limitation can be hacked Encoding . Repetition sucks, is boring, and unreliable . Use all your senses . Make a hollywood mental movie . Embed emotions . Use stupidity
Mind Hacking 101 The Link
System . Sequential access . Create a storyline . Make each item an actor . Make each actor interact with the next . Keep it stupid!
Mind Hacking 101 The Peg
System . Direct access . Link System is like a Tape . Peg System is like RAM 1 - Tree (one trunk) 6 - Revolver (six bullets) 2 - Light Switch (on/off) 7 - Dice (lucky number seven) 3 - Stool (three legs) 8 - Skate (it rhymes) 4 - Car (four doors) 9 - Cat (nine lives) 5 - Hand (five fingers) 10 - Bowling (10 pins)
Mind Hacking 101 The Major
System . Use phonems to turn numbers into words . Extend the Peg System . Memorize any number 0 - S, Z 5-L 15 = T - L = TaiL 1 - T, D 6 - SH, J 25 = N - L = NaiL 2-N 7 - K, G 30 = M - S = MouSe 3-M 8 - F, V 38 = M - V = MoVie 4-R 9 - P, B
Mind Hacking 101 Breaking the
Bank . Memorize playing cards . Drive Casinos bankrupt (I wish...) . Encode cards with Major System . Apply Link System . Apply Peg System . Layout Pegs spatially 2 of Clubs = C2 = CaN 5 of Diamonds = D5 = DoLL 8 of Hearts = H8 = HiVe 3 of Spades = S3 = SaM
Mind Hacking 101 Memory Tracking
Systems . Supermemo (horrible interface) . Mnemosyne (open source but basic) . Fullrecall (uses neural network for nice predictions) . Nihonaid (mine, discontinued, but still in sourceforge)
Mind Hacking 101 Unforgetter .
Software-as-a-Service Memory Tracker . As easy as it can be . Generic: works for everything . Uses crowdsourcing to weed out bad content . Manages motivation