Skimming Is Reading At Light Speed!

Skimming a text means extracting the essence of the text without having to read the whole text. Skimming is not speed reading. While in speed reading you are getting all the details of the text but a very high speed, by skimming you discard a lot of (detailed) information. However, with a proper skimming technique you can […]

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The Enemy Within

The first thing I thought today when I woke up was: No way, today I have a tough training at the gym. I don’t want to go! From that moment on, my mind started to bomb me with all sort of excuses about how to avoid the gym: You worked late yesterday, you need a break! Nothing will […]

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Training Your Attention

When the Buddha was asked about the most important training that one can do to achieve a peaceful mind, he replied, Attention! Attention is the cognitive ability of concentrating your mind on an aspect of the environment, while discarding the rest. By using attention, you can be focused on what you need, becoming concentrated in the activity you want. Having […]

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How To Train For a Speed Memory Championship (I)

Training for a memory championship is one of the best things you can do in order to improve your brain. The training for a championship will make you master the memory techniques. But on top of that, training for a championship will stretch your brain, challenging it. And as you know, this blog is about challenging the brain. The (good) stress that […]

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Mentally Squaring Two-Digit Numbers

Squaring a number means multiplying a number by itself. Learning how to do it mentally can be very encouraging, and can let you impress your friends. Additionally, practising it improves working memory and concentration skills. In this post, you are going to learn how to mentally square a number of two digits. The technique explained […]

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Optimal Memorization With Spaced Repetition

The technique is called spaced repetition. Basically, it consists of  programming the repetition of what you want to remember at the optimal times. When you try to learn and remember some stuff, the common method is to repeat what you have learnt many times, in order to make it stick to your memory. You would repeat […]

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Why Should You Meditate?

Most of the people I train have goals far away from meditation. Mainly they want to increase their reading speed, or their ability mentally calculate. Some want to be the best at memory championships. When I mention them that the basis for their training is meditation, they say ‘Sure… But let’s go to the subject!’. […]

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