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Amazing news!



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Hey @Lornz,

still doing N-backing.

After Dual 3B, I graduated myself to Triple 3B... which proved to be tough and I dropped back down as I felt it wasn't optimal training. So I'm back at Dual 3B, though I feel I mastered that one (around 90% hit rate when I concentrate hard)... not sure if I should go to Triple 3B or Dual 4B next. I'll probably try triple again as I'm interested in improving my 'width' thinking rather than 'length'.

The interesting part is the effects.

Dreams are quite vivid, I remember them in detail... which I find annoying when I wake up in the morning. Instead of being happily oblivious about my subconscious issues, I am now aware. Probably good for me. Also, sometimes I dream in bright colors now and remember numbers in my dreams (4 8 15 16 23 42 ).

Huge improvements in short term memory. I casually glance at license plates while driving and remember them effortlessly days later. As for IQ I'm not sure. I'll do a test after a few months of practice and see if there's some points gain (typically, I've read people reporting 5-10 point gains).

Will post an update in a couple of weeks again.

Thanks for sharing!

Yes, I'm also interested in the potential effects of increasing the number of stimuli vs increasing the lookback period.

Haha! Yes, remembering one's dream can be frightening at first. but it's important to realize that sleep is a way of healing psychological trauma. All those issues lurking under the surface that one is not necessarily even aware of. There's been several experiments showing that sleep is an important part of therapy and general well-being. Sleep and Mental Health - Harvard Health Publications

I just used your numbers to buy a lottery ticket; you better be right!

I'm glad to hear that your memory has significantly improved. There actually was an article on Oddbjørn By (Oddbjørn By) in the paper a few days ago. The article mentioned that the current US memory champion, and the founder of Climb for Memory , Nelson Dellis, got started by reading By's (Amazon.com: Memo: The Easiest Way to Improve Your Memory (9780980326901): Oddbjorn By, Siri J Egeland: Books)book. His grandmother had Alzheimer's disease, and he was afraid he would suffer the same fate. He actually memorized deck of cards while climbing Mount Everest. That's pretty hard core!

All those guys mainly use "The Journey Method", I think. It's pretty fascinating. I've never done any memory exercises, but my memory has always been quite good. It'd be interesting to see how far I can take it. I've always found memory techniques to be kind of corny, though...

I started using "Brain Workshop" again yesterday, and I'm excited to see if I get an equally big boost this time around. I did a lot of mental exercises last year, but stopped, due to time constraints, when I started studying financial mathematics. I have concluded that going to school is detrimental to one's mental health!

I'll look forward to your next update.

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I feel that this journal has nearly reached its natural end.... I will try to give it an honorable kiss of death in the near future.

Loved to read this thread - blogged by a scattered thinker.
(I think the thread is not dying so quickly )

Some old Dom Pérignon or some LSD (Love Such Disease)
may help to prolong this trip.

GFIs1

PS: You asked if I met Alb Hoffman personally - I didn't as
he lived his last 30 years very privately...

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Loved to read this thread - blogged by a scattered thinker.
(I think the thread is not dying so quickly )

Some old Dom Pérignon or some LSD (Love Such Disease)
may help to prolong this trip.

GFIs1

PS: You asked if I met Alb Hoffman personally - I didn't as
he lived his last 30 years very privately...

Thanks for the kind words!

 
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Are there any chemists reading this thread? Or maybe someone knows one? I would be forever grateful if someone could help with some technical questions regarding testing....

This means a lot to me and I'd really appreciate some help...

Thanks!

 
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The 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference has just begun. There will (hopefully) be some interesting webcasts over the next few days:

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Fantastic.....

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@Anagami

How is your N N-Back training going?

I've been doing Triple Dual-Back for some time, and it has done wonders for my concentration. I'm unsure if I'm going to move to quadruple width, or triple length. Adding color (which is what I did),makes me feel that I'm utilizing more of my brain; it becomes multi-dimensional. I have ADD and OCD, but lately I've been reading pages and pages without any trouble at all. I can also hear the layers of music more distinctly. It's like I've become my old self again, before OCD ruined my ability to concentrate (which was already poor due to ADD). It's a wonderful feeling not having to force myself to concentrate anymore. It all comes so naturally, just like in my teens.

It's an amazing thing, and I really regret not continuing doing it when I first came across it a couple of years ago. I'm nearly addicted now; it gives me a natural high. It's funny, because I was the one who posted about it, but I never really did it systematically. It was only after reading about your progress that I found the motivation to give it a fair shot. Thanks!


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