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First 100 Digits

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Using some of the techniques in The Memory Bible and Mind Hacks, we started on our goal to memorize the first 50 digits of Pi. We tried a few different techniques, but [...]

Super Memory

November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

The world record for memorizing the greatest number of digits of Pi belongs to Chao Lu of China, who memorized 67,890 digits. He set this record on November 20, 2005. He [...]

Spaced-Repetition Learning

November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Every once in a while, we read something that sticks with us. In 2008, we came upon an article by Gary Wolf in Wired magazine which did exactly that. It was coincidental [...]

Speed Reading

November 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Is it really possible to read 3,000 to 5,000 words-a-minute? This question had been at the back of our minds for some time. Four years ago we came across a book by Stanley [...]

MyndPlay Software Install

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mention “brainwave detection” and people think of its tantalizing potentials: controlling things with our thoughts; mind-reading; and of course, mind-control. [...]

NeuroSky MindWave Mobile FirstLook

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

We looked at a product called the MindWave a year ago. The device was a low-cost way to get a glimpse of the electrical activities of the brain. NeuroSky managed to take [...]

Mind Map: Google Knowledge Graph

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

We  have been extolling the virtues of mind-mapping for a long time. This technique of linking personally relevant information can be done manually or with special [...]

Brain Hack #28: Onar

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Many people have the impression that being creative is a talent: some people have it, some people don’t. However, neurobiologists have a greater understanding of how [...]

The Talent Code

February 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

We  were in New York City this past weekend and one could not turn a page without reading something about the new Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. Until last week, Lin was a [...]
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