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  1. Develop the ability to�

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      This is for the first half of your question: Speed and depth of thinking. On the second line:

    20 rules of memorization by Peter Wozniak

    1. Take on what you understand. Get to the bottom of it.

    2. Before you remember it, study it. Build facts into an interconnected picture-this will dramatically reduce memorization time and improve quality.

    3. From general to specific. Do not neglect the initial knowledge, even if it seems banal and well-known to you. And then add details to them as needed.

    4. Follow the “minimum information” rule. Simplify the material you are studying. No need to throw away important or difficult-to-remember information. You just need to present it in a simple way.

    5. Use images. One image can sometimes tell you more than a huge synopsis. Do not neglect the pictures in the learning process. We perceive images best of all!

    6. Avoid confusion. We often confuse events and facts because of their similarity.

    For example, you know that Guana is located between Venezuela, Suriname and Brazil. You can easily remember this fact. However, if you need to remember the location of all the listed countries. Plus Colombia and some others, the information in your head will get mixed up, and you will forget where Guana is.

    Here are some tips for such cases::

    • Avoid ambiguity.
    • Follow the “minimum information” principle.
    • As soon as you see two similar facts, immediately draw a clear line between them, paying special attention to the differences. This will be much more difficult to do in the future.
    1. Be brief. Don't build complex and confusing sentences with lots of details. They will distract you from the main idea. Identify the most important things and focus on them. If necessary, you can always submit the details as a separate question.

    2. Refer to other memories. By making links to previously studied material, you give the information the right context, make sentences shorter , and reduce the risk of confusing this fact with another.

    3. Take real-life examples. Link a fact to an event in your life and it will be firmly etched into your memory. Plus, this way you won't confuse events that have a lot in common.

    4. Add emotions. If you provide a shocking detail to the fact, it will be remembered better.

    • In general, there are 20 of these memorization rules . I have selected the most important ones and presented them in abbreviated form. follow the link for the full version.
  2. It's very simple.

    1. View as little media content as possible. Dynamic image processing is a serious burden on the brain.
    2. View as many static images as possible, without moving(photos, art, paintings).
    3. Chew nuts, strengthen the brain with fats.
    4. Read every day what makes you think.
    5. Active computer and mobile games, as well as sports games, can speed up the brain for a short time. This increases the response rate, which is directly related to the speed of your brain.

    Pumping the brain with medications and prohibited substances is highly discouraged. Yes, it can be effective, but it will definitely lead to breakage/crashes in the long run. It will be extremely difficult to notice this, because there will be nothing left to analyze.

  3. The brain and memory are functions of the body, just like muscles and other skills.

    To develop memory and thinking, you should act in the same way as athletes and bodybuilders do.

    Reading, learning languages, working with information, memorizing texts, doing math, intellectual games, and so on. I especially recommend languages. Not at the top, but to take the language and learn it to fluency. Then the next language.

    It's helpful to connect with smart people who have the qualities you want.

  4. How can I increase my thinking speed and improve my ability to remember a lot of information?

    Increase the speed of thinking – this is too abstract. Without drugs in any way. But you can improve the speed of solving specific problems by constantly practicing and learning how to solve such problems. When I was at school/uni, I clicked problems from the same Scanavi – just had a skill, practice and methods of solving were in the available memory. If you put me to solve them now without a reference book , I won't even solve some of them, because I just forgot some formulas (read methods for solving problems).

    Improve the ability to remember a lot of information – the information that is useful is remembered. And for a long time and well remembered one that came in handy several times in a few days. In addition, it is well remembered if you understand the principle and apply it several times to get a rule.

    There are techniques (methods) of memorization – I learned some of these methods from the textbook for the 9th grade “Man: Psychology” and from books about eidatik, as well as from two classes on speed reading.

    Examples of methods: compare new information with already familiar ones, extract the principle, memorize phrases for memorizing sequences such as “We all know, Mama Yulia took a pill in the morning” – for memorizing the sequence of names of the planets of the Solar system.

    I haven't learned or worked with information for a very long time. How can I get these skills back and improve them?

    Practice, practice, and practice again. In general, “working with information” is a very vague concept – you need to clarify.

  5. Everything is very simple and no magic. Ordinary work, patience, diligence and stubbornness. Go to bed early, and you need a healthy sleep. Good and healthy food with the “often, but little” mode, but sometimes let yourself relax and eat all sorts of nasty things, and then return to the mode again. Exercise actively, but not professionally, with an emphasis on cardio, good blood vessels and blood circulation has a very positive effect on the brain. Learn to live happily and stress-free. Read a lot and learn a lot, but preferably something that interests you. They are not afraid of mistakes and problems in life, they are our practice for theoretical knowledge and gaining experience and skills. Always learning something, being curious, being interested in something. Well, another very important rule is “the more you know, the less you know”, knowledge is infinite, which means you will never become smart or a genius and will not know everything, you can only strive for this state endlessly and this aspiration is the most beautiful in this aspect of intelligent life.

  6. It's a very abstract goal, and it's not clear what you mean at all. What is this “huge amount of information” that you suddenly need to pick up and memorize? Why can't you leave it where it is and access it when necessary? Are we talking about passing exams? Unified State Exam? Sessions? Learning a foreign language? Learning a new profession? Until you set a specific goal (pass the FCE, learn how to write film reviews, master a programming language), but you will dream of a certain “increase in the speed of thinking” (why increase it?) or “memorizing some obscure amount of abstract information “(why memorize it”), and there will be no result.

  7. there is no magic pill, but rather there is: nootropics. in your case, you need to roll up your sleeves, and start doing mental work, and gradually increase it. let's say you start with 5 pages a day, then in two weeks 10. five is not much, you will not be tempted not to read, five is easy, you can set an ambitious plan of say 25/day, but then the temptation will be greater.

  8. In the West, this syndrome is called “digital dementia” (literally: “digital dementia”). In Russia, it is called more mildly – “information pseudo-instability”. The prefix “pseudo -” means that the idiocy is not real, just the symptoms are the same. The world is now gradually realizing that this problem is widespread.

    The bad news is that children who have been sitting on a tablet/phone since infancy can probably no longer be saved. Their brains were organically formed incorrectly. But the good news is that those whose brains were initially formed without gadgets, no irreversible changes occurred in it. They can easily restore their information skills by simply stopping using gadgets and consuming information in the form of microtexts. New information should be obtained in the old-fashioned way-only from other people or from books. Well, or at least from large complex articles, the so-called longrids. These are the same texts that you used to save in bookmarks to read later, but never really returned to them.

  9. the brain is like a muscle, if it has not been trained for a long time, just start doing it gradually. First, read fiction and learn poetry, then switch to a professional one and remember things that are important to you

    Nootropics will also help, as they increase the speed of information transfer between brain neurons. you need to take a course

    I saw phenotropil myself, I liked it)))

  10. To all of the above, I would add the mandatory use of 2-2. 5 liters of clean water per day, a healthy sleep of 8+ hours and mandatory breaks in work, preferably with a pronounced change of activities (drawing, reading, walking, etc.)

  11. My profession itself is such that I have to constantly work with huge amounts of information: memorize the details of specific court cases and all the nuances in client situations, search for and analyze judicial practice, keep in mind the constantly used articles of laws. In addition, at some point I started doing accounting, and this is also the ability to work with data sets. In this mode, my brain has been functioning for 10 years, since I graduated from high school, so I have long developed the habit of constantly loading it.�

    I think learning foreign languages is a great way to train your brain. And it's not just about memorizing new words and expressions, but also about being able to structure and assimilate information and rules, quickly pull out the necessary words from memory when talking or writing, separate two foreign languages from each other in your head, etc.

    I advise you to choose an experimental method that helps you memorize more effectively. For example, drawing diagrams, tables, and graphs has always helped me. I also usually write down what I read in my notebook, because when writing, I scroll through the information again, and it is better stored in memory. When I need to remember some important point, I visualize in my head exactly where this information was in the notebook, what was the title, how many items in the list or arrows in the diagram, etc. You may find it helpful to retell what you've read to yourself or listen to it.

    As in any business, you just need to start and consistently, regularly give your brain work so that it becomes a system. The more training you do, the better your results will be.

  12. More impulses – better memory. Analyze interesting topics, find facts, watch movie scripts, read texts, and try to build sentences. Practice is the most important thing. Analyze topics that are interesting to you and try to understand them. Sports, nutrition, and activity.

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