Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 10, 2011 - Computers - 416 pages
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.

 

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User Review  - adamwolf - LibraryThing

I really liked this. I have been a fan of Ron's for years and years, and although I bought this when it came out, I realized this week I hadn't actually read it! I really enjoyed the 4D visualization chapter, and the semantic break chapter. Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A neat little collection of thought experiments, reminders, and mind games to play to improve your memory, understanding of basic mathematics, logic, etc. Live a more mindful existence. Your results ... Read full review

Contents

Memory Hack 1 Remember to Remember
Mix Up Your Facts
Space Your Repetitions
Recall LongAgo Events
Learning Hack 6 Establish Your Canon
Read at Speed
Learn by Teaching
Play the Learning Game
Engineer Your Results
Enter the Third Dimension
Enter the Fourth Dimension
Communication Hack 44 Spell It
Read Lips
Emote Precisely
Streamline Your Shorthand
Communicate Multimodally

Pretend Youre a Grad Student
Study Kid Stuff
Information Processing Hack 13 Polyspecialize Hack 14 Integrate Your Interests Hack 15 Sift Your Ideas Hack 16 Ask the Hive Mind
Time Management Hack 18 Keep a Mental Datebook Hack 19 Tell Time Whos Boss
Locate Lost Items
Creativity and Productivity Hack 25 Manifest Yourself Hack 26 Woo the Muse of the Odd Hack 27 Seek Bad Examples Hack 28 Turn a Job into a G...
Mine the Future
Dare to Do No Permanent Damage
Make Happy Mistakes
Dont Know What Youre Doing
Ratchet
Math and Logic Hack 36 Roll the Mental Dice
Notate Personally
Notate Wisely
Mediate Your Environment
Mental Fitness
Metabehave Yourself
Train Your Fluid Intelligence
Think Try Learn
Take the OneQuestion IQ Test
Clarity Hack 56 Cultivate Beginners Mind Hack 57 Take a Semantic Pause
Retreat and Reboot
Get Used to Losing
Trust Your Intelligence and Everyone Elses
The Unboxed Games Manifesto
3D Visualization
Introduction
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About the author (2011)

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.

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