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It sounds like you are experiencing an anamygdala hijack. An anamygdala hijack is your brain's response to a physical or emotional threat. This reaction prepares your body to either fight the threat or run from the threat. When one experiences an amygdala hijack, the amygdala overtakes the cerebrum (the thinking part of the brain) and there’s little or ...


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Research has shown that we remember things best by spaced repetition. My grandfather summarized it when talking about an oil finish on wood: daily for a week, weekly for a month, monthly for a year, yearly for life. The same kind of process (although perhaps with different intervals) is what works for people's memories, too. See Wikipedia on spaced ...


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Personally, I like using standing-height work surfaces for short intervals. I work for a little and then walk to get a drink and come back. It gives me the benefit of walking while being able to write. I haven't fully converted to the standing desk movement, but I'm considering it. Standing for long periods definitely takes getting used to. That being said, ...


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First of all, start earlier if you can. You should be reading ahead of your lectures. I think your strategy is reversed. I would make sure that I memorize the terms as early as possible. Then I would take the time to imagine and explore. Memorizing terms and facts gives you more confidence in your imagination and you may notice additional venues for your ...


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Remembering a Password A password you can't remember is a bad password though. Read more below in Creating a Good Password Scheme. But anyways, if you don't have a choice, then the most important advice I have is: type it over and over again!! You need to make it become your brain associates with multiple environmental elements: associate it with a typing ...


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Think visually: Textual information, theoretical subjects, and thick books always make me sleep. So I makes diagram, mindmaps usually. So I can remember them for a long time with good efficiency. Relax mind: if your mind is not relaxed enough, your productivity will be decreased. So sleep for 6-7 hours, or may be 8 hours for you. Try to wake up early in ...


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The following worked for me: Let your brain realize the importance of the subject: If these things did not have any emotional attachments (and you don't use that info on a regular basis), your brain just gets rid of that with all other useless trash (our natural built-in CLR garbage collection) If you really want to remember these topics in ...


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Some suggestions: Reduce the effects of stress by learning and applying relaxation techniques. Accept that some effects of stress are inevitable, and take measures to compensate for them. For example, double-check your calculations. Spend more time practising, as that will help you remember them under pressure more easily.


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Write Anki cards for everything that you consider to be basic that's covered in the university lectures that you attend. Thinking about what's basic has a similar effect than explaining stuff to a 5 year old. Using Anki afterwards allows you to make certain that the knowledge stays available.


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If you are concerned about memorising things then look into memory techniques - there is a guy called 'ron white' who offers some good courses in this area. I used to find doing mind-maps also improve recall. Doing things last minute is fine as long as what you are doing doesn't require deep thought that requires time to digest things.


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I think this approach is pretty well but start working on the subject on regular basis. If you start doing so, you would not get the headache of memorizing the things just some days before the exam. And even if You will give very little time for the subject but on regular basis you would not forget it. Having Einstein theory is pretty well but for ...


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Remembering something becomes a whole lot easier as soon as it carries a meaning to you, or you associate something with it. This even works for nonsense associations. (Which is actually used in a few mnemotic techniques). I'd try a two-tier approach: try to identify those parts of the map you can relate to and reinforce them. (You can use Street View + ...


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Anki spaced repetition flash cards are ideal. Take the image of the map and open it in your favorite image editor. Remove the labels. If you want to remember countries, put a question mark on one country and then make a card for that country in Anki. On the card I would put the image and the text "country.name". Depending on the case you might also still ...


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I make heavy use of checklists (in Evernote) for a lot of processes, especially ones I do periodically, but not quite often enough to make them routine actions. The best way I've found to make good ones is to attempt to log every step as I perform it, then edit on reuse. Yes, that's time consuming the first time, and prone to missing things. Expecting to ...


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As a system engineer I am basically in the same situation, and use Google Services or Onenote as my exobrain. As far as I can tell, it is very difficult to log a task as you do it. However, this seems necessary in the case where you only anticipate doing a task once, but want to record the steps involved in it. The only answer I can think of is: Do the ...


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We have a couple of questions on this, but I can't find them right now. A key concept is timely, layered revision - don't wait two weeks, revise as soon after each lesson as possible... Not later than the same day. Make sure you go through your notes from the day and summarise them that evening. Then at end of the week revise the summaries from that week. ...


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1)daily do exercise it energises you mind and body. 2)daily do meditation so your mind stays clutter free and improves your soft skills such as will power,concentration etc.. 3)daily allot some time for socialising and having fun with friends so that you won't feel that you miss something. 4)think about all your curricular and extra curricular activities ...


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One of the best sources for nootropic information is http://elitenootropics.com. The blog covers a lot of categories for beginners including stacking and general information. http://elitenootropics.com/blog check it out


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Learning styles would be something to note first of all as some people may do better with pictures, some read words best, some hear words best, and some may prefer a kinesthetic approach when it comes to absorbing new material. In addition, it could be useful to consider what kinds of strengths do you have when it comes to material. Can you deduce based on ...


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It sounds like a simple matter of familiarity. You are more familiar with the nuances of your own site, such as file paths, because you have spent longer navigating it and using it. You also have a greater degree of control over your own site, which forces you to have a greater degree of familiarity with it; you can't really run it if you don't understand ...


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I've come to rely on my processes; I have checks to ensure things are done, and everything is done in specific ways that I can rely on. I found I couldn't make myself remember, so instead I trust in the reliability and strength of my processes. I do it in work too, and so far it has never failed: it doesn't matter if I can't remember doing it because I ...


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One easy was to remember those things is to learn the negative effects of not doing those things. For example, read and watch about house robbery. This way you get feared and will start locking your door. Make fear your motivator. If you want to know how I do it. then here is goes. For locking the door: I will double check the doors after locking the door. ...



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