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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills

Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.



Ron Hale-Evans is a writer, game designer, and the creator of the Mentat Wiki, a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker. He has done technical writing for the Free Software Foundation, the Linux Foundation, and Microsoft.

Marty Hale-Evans is a technical editor who has worked for Microsoft, Boeing, and the University of Chicago Press. An award-winning game designer, she currently chairs a local literary science fiction convention and pursues various creative endeavors.

Auteur
Ron Hale-Evans is a writer, game designer, and the creator of the Mentat Wiki, a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker. He has done technical writing for the Free Software Foundation, the Linux Foundation, and Microsoft.

Marty Hale-Evans is a technical editor who has worked for Microsoft, Boeing, and the University of Chicago Press. An award-winning game designer, she currently chairs a local literary science fiction convention and pursues various creative endeavors.



Texte du rabat
Hack your mental OS and make your brain work better than ever

They say the mind is a computer, right? Boost its performance with this collection of mind-blowing ideas to improve your memory, creativity, logic skills, communication, and more. Put these tips to work, and you'll find your mind processes information more efficiently than you ever thought possible.

Be more creative and productive by

  • wooing the muse of the odd

  • making happy mistakes

  • mining the future

Manage your time with

  • a mental datebook

  • MET (Mission Elapsed Time)

  • a different type of clock

Master math and logic with

  • your own personal notations

  • the use of abduction

  • a trip to the fourth dimension

Improve your memory by

  • building a memory dungeon

  • mixing up your facts

  • spacing your repetitions

Enhance your learning ability when you

  • identify your personal sacred books

  • learn by teaching

  • study kid stuff

...and 45 more!

Visit www.wiley.com/go/mindhacker for code, various programs, and a few surprises



Résumé
Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills

Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.



Contenu

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Memory 1

Hack 1: Remember to Remember 1

Hack 2: Build a Memory Dungeon 6

Hack 3: Mix Up Your Facts 10

Hack 4: Space Your Repetitions 14

Hack 5: Recall Long-Ago Events 18

Chapter 2 Learning 25

Hack 6: Establish Your Canon 25

Hack 7: Write in Your Books 32

Hack 8: Read at Speed 44

Hack 9: Learn by Teaching 49

Hack 10: Play the Learning Game 52

Hack 11: Pretend You're a Grad Student 55

Hack 12: Study Kid Stuff 59

Chapter 3 Information Processing 63

Hack 13: Polyspecialize 63

Hack 14: Integrate Your Interests 67

Hack 15: Sift Your Ideas 72

Hack 16: Ask the Hive Mind 77

Hack 17: Write Magnificent Notes 83

Chapter 4 Time Management 95

Hack 18: Keep a Mental Datebook 95

Hack 19: Tell Time Who's Boss 99

Hack 20: Meet MET 106

Hack 21: Get Control of Yourself 111

Hack 22: Locate Lost Items 121

Hack 23: Huffman-Code Your Life 126

Hack 24: Knock Off Work 129

Chapter 5 Creativity and Productivity 135

Hack 25: Manifest Yourself 135

Hack 26: Woo the Muse of the Odd 138

Hack 27: Seek Bad Examples 143

Hack 28: Turn a Job into a Game 148

Hack 29: Scrumble for Glory 160

Hack 30: Salvage a Vintage Hack 167

Hack 31: Mine the Future 174

Hack 32: Dare to Do No Permanent Damage 179

Hack 33: Make Happy Mistakes 182

Hack 34: Don't Know What You're Doing 187

Hack 35: Ratchet 195

Chapter 6 Math and Logic 199

Hack 36: Roll the Mental Dice 200

Hack 37: Abduct Your Conclusions 204

Hack 38: Think Clearly about Simple Errors 209

Hack 39: Notate Personally 215

Hack 40: Notate Wisely 218

Hack 41: Engineer Your Results 223

Hack 42: Enter the Third Dimension 233

Hack 43: Enter the Fourth Dimension 239

Chapter 7 Communication 263

Hack 44: Spell It Out 264

Hack 45: Read Lips 271

Hack 46: Emote Precisely 275

Hack 47: Streamline Your Shorthand 283

Hack 48: Communicate Multimodally 287

Hack 49: Mediate Your Environment 291

Chapter 8 Mental Fitness 299

Hack 50: Acquire a Taste 300

Hack 51: Try Something New Daily 305

Hack 52: Metabehave Yourself 308

Hack 53: Train Your Fluid Intelligence 315

Hack 54: Think, Try, Learn 321

Hack 55: Take the One-Question IQ Test 331

Chapter 9 Clarity 335

Hack 56: Cultivate Beginner's Mind 336

Hack 57: Take a Semantic Pause 340

Hack 58: Retreat and Reboot 350

Hack 59: Get Used to Losing 355

Hack 60: Trust Your Intelligence (and Everyone Else's) 359

Appendix A The Unboxed Games Manifesto 367

Appendix B 3D Visualization 369

Index 373

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Mindhacker
Sous-titre: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781118166437
ISBN: 978-1-118-16643-7
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Wiley
Genre: Informatique, traitement des données
nombre de pages: 408
Parution: 10.08.2011
Année: 2011
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 6.8 MB