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  1. What phonetic system do you use? I myself use the dominic system and the major system. <-- combined with method of loci. :3
  2. I'll play the devils advocate. Let's put the two views into focus. 1. Condoms help prevents HIV is this true? 2. Good morals and proper restraint with spiritual guidance can prevent aids? With respect to 1. both parties, should practice safer sex. since once in awhile condoms do break and from oral sex. With respect to 2. if we practice control and restraint then we abstain sex if we know our partner does have aids. Third view. Both 1 and 2 have loopholes. If we apply both hand in hand, (with out the spiritual thing >.< or with it if you are a believer) I think the answer is to practice safe sex and be responsible. :3 Hope I made sense.
  3. Hi, I'm really interested with how memory works, I ask you, to try these experiment for one week, let your friends try it or those close to you and observe if these exercises improved your memory or their memory, even for a little bit. Objective: "A healthy mind = a healthy body." "Good focus, concentration, understanding and memory." "5 minutes of memory exercise per day is all it takes." The Hypothesis is that, memory is like a muscle, if you exercise it it'll be stronger. So let's do our best to disprove this hypothesis. (P.s. I do believe that a the mind works like a muscle, this is for the sake of being objective). --oOo-- I'll be including rote memory and mnemonics in this experiment, I know there are lots of books out there, even I wrote a book about memory, but I want to share these information without any reservation. (Free). I'll start first with rote memory. This by far is the simplest form of memorization, but don't be surprised, if you don't know about it. I myself didn't know about it until I was was studying law. Rote memory is repetition. Example Exercise: Memorizing numbers. 1. Group them into chunks of two. It is believed that the normal person can memorize on the average 5 digits with out problems. My goal is to improve that to 10 digits. Bear with me and try this exercise for a week, and see if you're memory improved with memorizing 10 digit numbers. 3.14159265 First, divide them into chunks. 3. 14-15-92-65 Read the first two items. 3. Cover the item and recite 3. at least twice. Read the first chunk and add the second one. 3. 14 Cover the item and recite both at least twice. Repeat these steps until the all then digits are covered. Rote memory exercise with words. When we need to memorize the things we understand. This method is useful. The same steps apply. Let's use this love quote as an example. When I saw you I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you. First we divide these into chunks. 1. When I saw you I was afraid to meet you. 2. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. 3. When I kissed you I was afraid to love you. 4. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you. Read the first line and the cover it. Recite the first line without looking at the sentence. When comfortable; Read the first and second line. Recite the first and second line without looking at the sentence. Then proceed till all the lines are memorized. --oOo-- With respect to mnemonics, I use the method of loci. It's a simple technique, but if you don't practice it, it'll be hard to apply. So I'll introduce the basics first. The exercise is to link or make a story of 10 items, per day. We'll link 10 random items. 1. Science 2. Forum 3. Original 4. Amateur 5. Science 6. Experiments 7. Post 8. New 9. Thread 10. Title In order to link things together, we use our imagination, we'll use all of our five senses and intuition. First, linking Science with forum. We imagine the we, (you) is going to present the new found discovery of how to live forever. There are scientists who don't believe, and hence their will be a discussion. Second, we link Forum with Original. We imagine, that the forum, is so unique, "I imagine that it's held in the play boy mansion." That's original for me. What you imagine will work for you. Then we link the last word with the next word until all ten words are linked. To recall, you link the last word with the first word, in effect you get to link everything in a loop. Now that's we've covered the topic of linking. Let's proceed to location. Location, according to the Romans and Greeks are where memories are easily remembered. If your new with this method, I have a simple visualization exercise for you to try. Memory after all, is the representation of the objective world into something we perceive. First compare visualizing a simple triangle without background VS. A pyramid in Egypt. Here's a link for the pyramid. http://www.pyramidofman.com/blog/images/great_pyramid_01.jpg Here's a link for the triangle. http://sethoscope.net/devil-stick/triangle/triangle.png Look at the image and then close your eyes. First imagine the simple triangle and make sure the image is static. Can you hold it for 10 seconds? I can. This visualization is simple, but it's incomplete. I realized how incomplete it was when I reviewed and made further experiments with the method of loci. Look at the image of the pyramid and then close your eyes. First imagine the background, add details, then intuitively, the pyramid will appear. hold the image for 10 seconds. Results: I can clearly imagine the pyramid over the plain triangle. The former is easier to visualize than the later, because the background serves as association or peg for the whole thing. Tip: Imagine the image as you see the picture. It'll be easier to recall than just that specific thing. It'll appeal to your senses. Now try which works for you. --oOo-- Method of loci proper Okay now that the basics has been established. Let's proceed into memorizing ten items with the method of loci. Here's the exercise material. 1. Home 2. Community 3. Chat 4. New posts 5. Search 6. My account 7. Log out 8. Post new thread 9. Forum 10. Experiments Supposing your in your room right now. I want you to prepare ten stages to use as locations. It has to be sequential. Ex. I woke up from me bed, I went to the closet to get clothes, I want to take a bath, brush my teeth, get the towel, change clothes, drink water, head to work. Now I'll use my own locations here, later you can substitute your own location because it'll be better. 1. Bed - I woke up on my bed and I was hugging my home. (so i visualize a miniature house replica of my home.) we link home with community. (I visualize, in my miniature home, all my classmates, co-workers are chatting happily.) 2. Closet- After observing the community, (imagine yourself flying from the bed to the closet) I was going to get my clothes, but I found a community instead (some of my co workers seemed to have flew with me and I found them chatting at the closet.) We link Community with chat. 3. Comfort room- They came and chatted with me towards the comfort room. and i was forced to talk with them while barring the door, (pervs). When I opened the shower, instead of water, came out new posts. (new steel posts or new submitted posts) 4. Comfort still (towel rack) - I shielded myself from the new posts and grabbed for the towel (next location ) but didn't find it, so I "searched for it." So on and so forth till the last item has a location. A small outline of how this works is. 1. location - 1st item - linked - 2nd 2. location - 2nd item - linked - 3rd 3. location - 3rd item - linked - 4th so on and so forth, the reason for doing it this way is that we'll be reminded of the next item and if we forget one item, we can skip to the next item and maybe we'll be reminded of what's before it. Just review the journey at most 5 times and it's in your head. --oOo-- The exercises: 1. Rote memory - make your own set of numbers and words or quotes 2. Visualization - choose your own object to observe and imagine 3. Method of loci (tip, imagine the background first and have some locations ready. Yes, you can use the location for different items, and remember the old ones if you first become very familiar with the first item. ex. give it one day after the last review. Then review the former item. The next day, memorize the new items on the location of the former. The former in effect will seem like part of the background, so you can't erase it, unless you really want to.) <-- this is also subject to be dis proven so, ^^ try it. I want you to try any of the three above and inform me if it has improved your memory at least, less headaches or whatever results you may feel. For one week. At least 5 minutes per day. Pm me if you have questions. or clarifications. I hope you'll enjoy this little experiment. -m Results from past experiments. 1. My peers seemed to have a hard time learning method of loci. So i had to explain it to them. 2. You perceive a funny experience when you visualize, like theirs something happening in your mind. It feels like a tingle. 3. Focus, improved a lot for people who tried the visualization exercises, ( even though they didn't do the method of loci and rote memory exercises.) Instead, they developed a sense for memory. They don't see things as a visual image, but they understand it. 4. Some value rote over mnemonics. 5. Some hate doing rote exercises, because it hurts. <-- major reason. forcing association without an apparent connection. 6. When they read, they imagine a background and characters are doing the actions with respect to the topic. <-- best result. 7. On terms of practicality rote and method of loci are both necessary depending on the circumstances.
  4. My generation has very short attention span. <-- Not a good thing. You need something to grab that attention. I remember a time when some group invited my peers and I during college, we'd listen to artists and after a break, a guy would speak for 5 minutes, then we'll have more music and parties. <-- that's their innovative idea of getting our attention. Well it worked, because every I'd hear the local song, I'd remember the topic. Make education enjoyable. :3 If it's fun we remember it more. Even though it's logical or reasonable, we'll forget those. I for one love to watch animation. <-- if you make learning in the form of animation, you'll catch a lot of audience. (funding problem ^^) Make learning like a game. :3 Teach how the memory works <-- basic knowledge about how to memorize and understanding how data is remembered will help lots of kids. Spaced repetition / mnemonics.
  5. ^^, Your normal. You just need to focus a little. I used to have your problems. You can improve your focus if you want to :3 Your mind just needs a little exercise. Just spice things up, and imagine it, give what you study/ listen to, a "sensual image". (the image or representation or understanding of all the information observed and correlated by all the senses). Pm me if you need more information.
  6. If you're having problem with your memory, I recommend you practice visualization and method of loci. As a last resort - rote memory. Memory is like a muscle, the more you practice it the better it will be. :3 Pm me if you need help with method of loci or rote memory. ^^,
  7. Teach your children the scientific method. It's the principle basic concept of science. ^,^
  8. I memorize by utilizing my senses. ^^ I hope these visuals will help you the way I did. The first link is for mitosis the second is for meiosis. http://kvhs.nbed.nb.ca/gallant/biology/mitosis_phases.jpg http://www.brown.edu/Courses/BI0032/gentherp/phaseIB1.html How to memorize 1. Rote: a. Make an outline b. memorize the outline, by writing the outline line by line until you memorized everything. 2. Mnemonics a. Imagine the steps as visual images and place them into a familiar location. ex. a1. Interphase - since I gave you a link about the phases, imagine the first image on the first location and link it with the second phase. (your bed and the image) a2. Prophase - place the image in the second location and link it with the third phase. a3. Third phase with the forth on the third location. a4. So on and so forth till you complete the list. :3 Tip: It helps if you have a lot of location. ^^, Review it twice and you'll remember it for a day. Review the next day and you'll remember it for 3 days. Review it on the third day and you'll memorize it for a week. So on and so forth. In order to recall, just imagine the location and you'll see the image. :3 Good luck, pm me if you need further help.
  9. People who have photographic memory have very good observation skills. Often times they rely on their senses. But we through memory training could achieve the same if not better. ^^, Mnemonics and rote memory really helps if you practice either often. What do you think about those who are autistic savants?
  10. I like the SQR3 method. I have some questions though, do you think this method would complement mind mapping? Mind map 1. Start from a central topic 2. Branch of to subtopics 3. Using key words/key images With respect to mnemonics, I do believe we have to understand first what we wish to remember before we rely on mnemonics or rote memory. I myself read the book two times before I memorize the important things. 1. To have an overview of the book. 2. Zero on the topics that I need to learn. 3. Memorize. Which method do you utilize for memorizing information? I use either rote memory or method of loci. True, learning is about understanding/comprehension/application.
  11. Hi I'm M. Hope I can learn a lot from you guys.
  12. Like the previous posters before me there, different types of music affects each individual differently. When I close my eyes and observe the sound of the music, I can feel my senses being manipulated according to the beat of the music. It makes you feel different emotions. Take for example listening to techno and upbeat music, they liven up the self. When one listens to soft, love songs, we recall lovely moments with our loved ones. If you plan to relax, I recommend you do meditation and supplement it with a nice classical music by pachelbel or whatever you desire. Feel free to pm me if you have questions.
  13. I'm new here, and I was browsing for some topics to digest. and this thread caught my eye. Anyway, returning to the topic. Are there any studies currently being done with respect to S&M?
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