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March 31, 2007

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Steli Efti

Hi Michael, thankx for your participation :)If schools would teach our kids advanced memory techniques - what would be the purpose of
"traditional" tests - wouldn´t they become obsolete (something I hope will happen soon)?

Peter

How would you handle a basic concept change where the same info but a different conclusion?

digital nomad

I think there will always be a scoring system. Memory techniques for me are just a way to store things in long term memory.

Something I wished I had known about earlier in life. It has much to do with the conversations we have been having here today.

digital nomad

at Peter:
Place it in a different brain file, or optional folder.

Steli Efti

Can you give us some cool resources on the net where we can practice and learn memory techniques for free?

digital nomad

Here is an example.

How I created a word+picture file for "Steli Efti":

Visualized a gigantic "F"&"T" made out of steel / This mind picture = "Steli Efti" to me.

How I linked this to "Supercool School".

I created a picture in my mind of a school house covered with ice. The Steel F & T sit on top of the roof of the frozen school house. "Steli Efti" is now a permalink to "Supercool School".

Peter

Do you have an index system or central control point to go back to when the info has not been accessed for a while?

digital nomad

Yes, these tehniques were popularized by Harry Lorayne in the 70s and 80s.

You can do a search, or start hear:
http://www.harrylorayne.com/demonstrations/index.html

digital nomad

To Peter:
No. If done properly you will never forget. Here is another example.

How I linked Supercool School to "Education Revoulution".

Inside the school house I imagined thousands of Russian Revolution students with red star
caps sitting at computers. This is myword+picture file for "Education Revolution".

It is important to recognize the linking. I can now remember that Supercool School is linked to Steli Efti on one side and Education Revolution on the other side. As long as you create vivid word+picture files you cam create continuous linear links. You only have to remember the link before and after each "word+picture" file.

Steli Efti > Supercool School < Education Revolution

Steli Efti

F&T :) - now that picture is stuck in my mind too - pretty cool strategy!!! And tankx for the resource! I started with mega memory techniques some time ago but didn´t keep up the practicing and using...I just started again! Thankx for the reminder ;)

Peter

Thanks. I'm going to try that out.

digital nomad

To Peter:
Actually you can create what is called permanent peg files. You then can attach or delete thing in these files. Here is an example.

Say I have a mind file that is labeled "88", and I want to link my Steli Efti file to this file. My picture for "88" is "two skates". I can create a link by making a picture of Steli Efti (the steel F&T) on two skates making large figure eights on ice. I still rentain all the other links to Steli Efti.

I can bring up these files in any order or sequence forward or backward, and by using any of the search terms. If I use "supercool School" as a search term, I will remember everthing else linked to it.

Steli Efti

how did you keep up the motivation to develope this skill - and how long did it take till it became a habit?

Halil

Are you teaching people this skills?

digital nomad

Practice it for a month and it will become a habit. If you ask me 20 years from now what is in the frozen school house, I bet I can tell you it is the "Education Revolution".

Steli Efti

:)

Tisha

Hello everyone!

My question refers to blocking out certain "files".

Some of my French speaking Belgium friends who were "forced" to learn Dutch in school seemed to have blocked all that learned back then. Is there a way to unblock files and regain that knowledge?

Thanks
Tisha

TonNet

I would love to be a Pssicologist, but I am not! Surely there are more than one way to regain those experiences.

Peter

At Tisha
Probably the best method is hypnosis.
Regress memories and make them available.
[disclosure] I am a certified hypnotherapist

Steli Efti

Hi Tisha - glad you could join our little conversation :)

Hey Peter: I didn´t know you´re a hypnotist - I gave hypnosis courses here in Germany - or as I like to call it: Hippie Noses ;)

Tisha

Wow impressive Peter! That must be terribly interesting work and rather scary in some instances.

Glad to be a part Steli, I'm 9 hours ahead and unfortunately already missed quite a lot.

digital nomad

To Halil:
No I do not teach this.

To Tish:
I would have to agree with Peter. It is still in long term memory and has not been forgotten. Just filed wrong.

Probably a refresher course, or hanging out with people that speak Dutch will bring it back.

Tisha

Thank you Michael, I appreciate the advice and it will be very helpful to my friend.

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