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NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AT 8:47 PM

I tend to make short animations out of my links. I found it easiest to simply ma
ke a simple action or expression out the abstract stuff.
Example:acknowledge, actually, woman.
I make a scene were I acknowledge (I am bowing) that the crazy cross dresser is
actually (I am shocked face) a woman (woman cross dresser).
Is this a correct way of doing it? Or should I do it differently?
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
NOVEMBER 6, 2014 AT 8:01 AM
From what you described you are OK.
Vadim Komisarchik
NOVEMBER 15, 2014 AT 4:06 PM
Can you write the words, before you memorize them? I find it more helpful when I
can organize them in any way that I want.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
NOVEMBER 15, 2014 AT 4:52 PM
You can start writing the words down, but pretty soon you need to start doing ch
not on a piece of paper.
unking (grouping) in your head
DECEMBER 28, 2014 AT 5:19 PM
I m using memory palace for this exercise , since I have trouble remembering the a
ctual group, so i had to always take a look at to least one word of a group then
suddenly all the connections come back and i remember the rest of items belongi
ng to that group. but when I imagine a group of items in specific point of my pa
lace , it s much easier for me to recall and not to miss anything out. But i m not s
ure if it s okay since you were pointing out in the lectures that we should practi
ce this method before going ahead and using the memory palace.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
DECEMBER 29, 2014 AT 6:31 AM
Basically I am OK with whatever works for you. If you like memory palaces I may
also suggest
JANUARY 11, 2015 AT 8:27 AM
What is more important in this assignment, the speed or doing it right?
It takes me almost 10 minutes to do it right.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
JANUARY 11, 2015 AT 8:30 AM
First you get all right no matter the speed.
Then limit speed to 3 min and redo as many times as you need till you get all of
them right.
Then you gradually reduce the time.
If you do all of them in 1min you qualify the exercise and do not need to train
this particular skill any further.
JULY 31, 2015 AT 6:44 PM
How to reduce the time from 3 min I like to work out of my comfort zone as I was

doing great at 3 mins

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 AT 11:53 PM
I ve been pretty good with all the exercises and time intervals so far. However, t
his one kind of wears me out. I do it once and I m already a little mentally exhau
sted. The way I chunk them is with a little ridiculous story. For example, take s
helter inside the giant nuclear office for the words shelter, giant, nuclear, and
office. This works and I almost always get them within 2 to 3 minutes but like
I said, I m a little mentally worn out afterwards. Is this normal, or have I ident
ified a weak area in my mind and need to focus more time and energy to it? And i
f it s not normal, can you give me a couple pointers to work through this? Thanks,
you help is always appreciated.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
FEBRUARY 8, 2015 AT 8:57 AM
Hm In your description I see nothing wrong, yet you are the first person to repor
t being THAT tired after the exercise.
The original instruction by Anna was to limit time to 60 sec or 45 sec
what you
remember is your limit.
Maybe if you time yourself, the exercise will go easier
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 AT 6:17 PM
That s a very good idea. Thanks.
Also, when yourself and Anna say to do this within 60 seconds, are we supposed t
o memorize AND recite the words within 60 seconds or are we taking the full 60 s
econds to memorize and then seeing if we can accurately recite them? Because if
its the latter it may explain why I feel so drained afterwards. I ve been trying t
o memorize and then recite them back all within a minute.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
FEBRUARY 10, 2015 AT 7:26 AM
I think we found the problem :)
Typically we make a short pause between memorization and retrieval it can be 10
sec or 5 min. Retrieval is not timed
FEBRUARY 16, 2015 AT 12:54 PM
I have a question, i should chunk the words by order? Or the order is not import
ant? I am doing by the order that is written in the webpage, because i am assumi
ng when i am speed reading this is what i am going to do. Correct me if i wrong,
or if it s irrelevant for the case.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
FEBRUARY 16, 2015 AT 1:23 PM
You point out two different exercises. Each exercise makes sense. When we chunk
material speedreading, we do have some order in which we got information, but we
do not stop after each detail and marker
we stop at the end of paragraphs and s
ections. Try both ways and see what you learn from the experience.
MARCH 5, 2015 AT 2:57 AM
Am I supposed to look at these try to remember them, and then minimize the windo
w and try to recall all of them and THEN write it down or something.
I m confused on the THEN part. I feel like writing them down after I minimize the
window would be the best method. Any advice?

Lev Goldentouch, PhD

MARCH 6, 2015 AT 5:52 PM
Not sure I understand your confusion. Do what you propose -as long as you can me
morize and check yourself.
MARCH 17, 2015 AT 12:11 AM
I mean, how am I supposed to know that I remembered them all?
The only proper way to know that you re actually remembering them that I can think
of would be to link them all and memorize them, then minimize the screen, and w
rite them down. Then look back at the page to see if you got them all right.
A helpful tool would be a button to click after you ve tried to remember them that
will get rid of them all and put a place where you can fill in all the ones you
remember. Then it will tell you if you are correct.
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
MARCH 17, 2015 AT 9:02 AM
To tell you the truth, I was minimizing the window or closing the screen, then w
riting the words on paper, then opening the screen so I can see it and compare t
he result on paper with the result on screen trying to understand what I missed
and why.
I will think a bit more about a better flow. It is a good comment.
MARCH 11, 2015 AT 10:16 AM
I am a little confused on connecting my markers to the words. For example the wo
rd argument. I came up with an image of two people yelling at each other. Howeve
r, when I am going from the image back to words i mix it up with words like disa
greement? I had similar trouble with words like photography and photograph. Shou
ld I be coming up with separate markers for every word or do some words have the
same marker?
Thank you
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
MARCH 11, 2015 AT 11:57 AM
Depends on your goals. You cannot distinguish between things that you visualize
in the same way. You need more accurate markers.
See etymology:
argument from Latin argumentum evidence, ground, support, proof; a logical argume
means than in argument one person tries to prove something to another.
disagreement from noun of action agreer to please
feeling unpleasant with what is
happening around.
Now you can use some disambiguation typecasting like men argue and women disagre
e, or whatever makes sense in your mind.
MARCH 24, 2015 AT 8:56 PM
When you say and linking markers within each chain , do u mean create markers betwe
en the 5-7 groups that we created, or beween the elements/words of each group?
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
MARCH 25, 2015 AT 9:57 AM

In this specific exercise each group is independent.

MARCH 26, 2015 AT 7:50 PM
But when you say chain , do you mean a group or just a marker in a group?
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
MARCH 29, 2015 AT 6:09 AM
I am planning to write simple articles on loci and mindmapping next week. When I
do that, I will try to put the answers within.
Shlomo Freund
MARCH 30, 2015 AT 6:48 PM
I remembered 19 words after the first try . But it took me several minutes to co
me up with the markets and linking them. What that means? why it suppose to take
3 weeks then. It feels pretty close after the first trial. Or I m missing somethi
ng .
Lev Goldentouch, PhD
MARCH 31, 2015 AT 6:45 AM
You should do 20 words under 1 min .
MAY 13, 2015 AT 8:22 AM
I am having some problems with this and the icon exercise.
The scattering of the words without any order makes it so hard to me to try to g
rasp them all and reorder them in my