Spanish Scientists Use Technology to Enhance the Capabilities of the Human Brain

technology brainEveryone has heard that we use about 10% of the capabilities of our brain function. Scientists in a unique workshop in Barcelona, Spain, are working to raise this percentage.

The reason for this is that they want to find a way for the human brain to perform better in the today world, which is filled with information.

Data collection is easy. The hard part is to make sense of them. However, living in a deluge of data, people often cannot cope with complex databases. The researchers are working with sophisticated virtual reality tools in order to Continue reading

Myths and Truths about Brain Hemispheres and Their Functions

brain hemispheresOver the last decade great attention to the functioning of the cerebral hemispheres and its effects on the process of learning was paid. This interest has to do with the fact that traditional teaching models are based on the functioning of the left hemisphere i.e. the development of language and logic, without taking into account the characteristics of the right hemisphere, such as intuition, spontaneity, and imagination.

Although the famous French mathematician Poincare argued that “the logic proves but the intuition creates” and although the Hungarian scientist Michael Polanyi talked about mental beauty and passion in the process of knowledge discovery, only recently science began to recognize the role of Continue reading

10 Most Interesting Theories That Explain Why People Dream

dream theories mysteryThere is a branch of science called oneirology which studies dreams. This discipline combines features of neuroscience, psychology, and even literature, but does not provide the answer to an important question: why do people have dreams? There is no clear answer to this puzzle yet, but there are some interesting hypotheses, some of which are presented here.

1. Hidden desires – Sigmund Freud

One of the first few scholars, who began to study dreams, was the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. After analyzing dreams of hundreds of his patients, Freud developed a theory which is still supported by some of his followers: dreaming represents suppressed desires and hidden inclinations of people.

According to Freud, while dreaming, people see what they want to achieve, literally or symbolically. For example, if someone had a dream that his mother had died, this does not mean that this person subconsciously wants to kill her, instead, according to the Freudian interpretation, Continue reading

How to Easily Memorize Anything with Cicero Method

mnemonics cicero methodThe essence of the method is that the information should be memorized by units, mentally set in a familiar room in a particular order. Then it is enough to remember this room in order to recall the necessary information. That is exactly what Cicero did in preparation for his performances: he was walking around his house, mentally placing the key points of his speech in it.

Before you begin learning to use this method, you need to decide for yourself in what order you will be moving around the room you have chosen. In other words, you need to determine the sequence of the places where you will be putting your information. You can simply keep it in your head. If this is difficult, then you can try to go around the room in reality like Cicero did, in order to remember the sequence of information units for the first time. Continue reading

How the Way We Learn Affects Our Daily Lives

visual, auditory and tactile There are many different learning styles, and every human takes in and processes information differently. But, one thing we may not think about is the fact that our unique learning styles shape everything to do as we go about our daily lives. From making decisions, to remembering information, to taking breaks from work, the way we learn, in many ways, makes us who we are. Continue reading

Genius

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Genius is a small application that helps you memorize things

Genius helps you memorize things. It organizes your information using the Leitner “learning cardfile” system, and it quizzes you using a spaced repetition method.

For each quiz, Genius carefully chooses each question based on your past performance, by combining repetition intervals and weighted random selection. It even performs lexical similarity analysis for fuzzy answer checking.

You can use Genius to study vocabulary words, foreign language phrases, formal speeches, historical events, legal definitions, marketing points, religious texts -anything you need to memorize!

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