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Live Your Bliss
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Anybody got a ruler?

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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Anybody got a ruler?

LOL; my wife tells me mine is above average.

My intelligence, of course. What did you think I was talking about?

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Like I said, I'm slow as hell....

I'm more of a conceptual thinker than a mathlete, but I guess I can't complain.

I'm also terrible at console games...

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Good morning!

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IQMindWare trashes Lumosity...

Lumosity Brain Training - Does It Work? | IQ Mindware - Neuroplasticity Brain Training Software

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Leonardo da Vinci


Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris
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I dislike the fact that, as a vendor, IQMindWare is commenting directly on Luminosity's program (even though I am using IQM and not Luminosity). Also, there is a question of what the objective is?

Luminosity and some others use brain games approach to in a more simplistic, carrot stick policy, it's a fairly reductionist DP approach.

IQM claims to combine DP with n-feedback, a bit more sophisticated (although I am by no means endorsing the quality of this n-feedback program they have). My objective is see a possible improvement in the "elasticity" of my brain - something that will not only directly affect my trading, but other things as well as a more holistic approach to mental health and acuity.....The n-feedback research seems to suggest an actual increase in ability of your brain to conceptualize rather than just sharpen existing faculties....there is a subtle but huge difference.

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After reading Lorenz's post, I decided to give n-backing a try. It has "guaranteed" gains in memory, IQ...etc.

Anyway, I find it awesome. After 36 hrs (and about 130 games), I'm on Dual 3-Back (position and color). It's definitely doing something. The head feels funny (no jokes please ), I see things sharper. I looked at the market today and it felt clearer (the trend off the open might have something to do with it ). When I lied down yesterday after a session, I heard a soft hum in the back of my mind that I didn't recognize before.

Anyways, it's a very short time period.... looking forward to see where it takes me.

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After reading Lorenz's post, I decided to give n-backing a try. It has "guaranteed" gains in memory, IQ...etc.

Anyway, I find it awesome. After 36 hrs (and about 130 games), I'm on Dual 3-Back (position and color). It's definitely doing something. The head feels funny (no jokes please ), I see things sharper. I looked at the market today and it felt clearer (the trend off the open might have something to do with it ). When I lied down yesterday after a session, I heard a soft hum in the back of my mind that I didn't recognize before.

Anyways, it's a very short time period.... looking forward to see where it takes me.

As with everything else, is there a metric you can measure to guard yourself against the placebo effect?

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As with everything else, is there a metric you can measure to guard yourself against the placebo effect?

I suppose I should have an IQ test before starting..... but N-backing trials offer evidence that there are significant gains for most people (though not for all).

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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I'd like to invite anybody interested in potential mind-improvement to join me in daily n-backing and report the results. (If you haven't started already, take an IQ before... and then again in 3 months.)

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