Medical Mnemonics and Spacing Effect with Osmosis Leader Dr. Yifan Xiao

March 26, 2019

Dr. Yifan Xiao of Osmosis joins us to discuss creating memory palaces for medical students and spaced repetition. Osmosis hosts dozens of free medical animation and educational videos, as well as a premium subscription for their other study materials. As the Director of Script Writing, Dr. Xiao explains some of the current learning methodologies utilized within Osmosis content, and the future direction of using Memory Palaces and Mind Maps in medical education.

 

Intro to Osmosis and Dr. Xiao

5:08 Stages of Osmosis Learning- Understand then Memorize using Mind Maps and Memory Palaces

9:10 Creating Your Own Mind Maps → Stronger Memorization

11:30 Creating Your Own Memory Palaces → Real vs Simulated

15:00 Mind Map Examples (Antibiotics)

20:10 Tips and Mistakes to Avoid in Memory Palace Creation

26:00 Walk Down Memory Lane

 

Resources

 

FME Related Blogs

Mind Maps for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Note Taking with Mind Maps

 

You can also reach Dr. Xiao at Yifan@Osmosis.org.

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Durable Learning Strategies with the Learning Geek’s Jake Gittleson

March 19, 2019

A Learning Geek joins us to talk nerdy about learning! Jake Gittleson joins us to discuss how Mindset and Learning Ecosystems play a pivotal part in our learning success. We also cover how mental representations and making material personally relevant has a great impact on the lasting nature of what we learn. As a Learning Strategist, Jake helps organizations and individuals implement the best learning techniques into their programs for maximum efficiency. We explore some concrete examples of how to utilize these strategies in our academic and medical studies.

 

Intro

1:45 About the Man and the Podcast

4:28 Durable Learning Strategies

8:06 Explore Personal Relevancy in the Materials & Writing Personal Goals

11:55 Format your own Self-Directed Learning

15: Stress Mindset and Spaced-Retrieval

20: Mental Representations and Utilizing Instructor Knowledge

22: Walk Down Memory Lane

Recommendations

Connect with Jake via Linkedin and check out his Blog Posts

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Overcoming Learning Challenges in Medicine from Dr. Barbara Oakley

March 13, 2019

 

Dr. Barbara Oakley is a renown instructor, author, and online course creator. Today she covers memory sciences and common pitfalls that medical students should be aware of. There are strong links between sleep and long-term neurodevelopment, which she will explain in greater detail. Despite your natural memory abilities compared to your peers, there are ways to even the playing field. Today’s discussion will elaborate on the scheduling and resource utilization needed to maximize your academic success.

 

00:00 Introduction

2:15 How to Learn Efficiently & Overcoming Learning Challenges

6:45 Expect the Unexpected: Utilizing Older Study Materials, CourseHero, and Academic Relationships

11:50 Pitfalls in Medical Study Habits & Sleep Health for Neuroarchitecture

15:50 Focused vs Diffused/Default Learning Modes & Meditation

19:50 Bad Habits of Medical Students & Nature v. Nurture

23:10 Using Visualizations for Conceptual Understanding

25:00 A Walk Down Memory Lane

29:20 Recommended resources:

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Guide to Memory Palaces with the Magnetic Memory Method & Anthony Metivier- Part 2

March 5, 2019

Continuing with last episode, Dr. Metivier discusses memory palace pitfalls and techniques to improve your practice. He offers a step by step process to strengthen your mnemonics chops! Anthony has interviewed dozens of the top experts on memory training, memory champions, mind maps, and many accelerated learning techniques. He offers a free course (see the link below), as well as per personal training via his for-pay courses. 

By using some of these simple strategies, you can implement these memory techniques into your medical and higher education training and succeed in your academic paths. We discuss how creating your own, personal mnemonics are much more durable than using those created by others. He also discussed how Digital Amnesia rots your brain!

If you are interested in studying medical mnemonics for mental health, reach out to Anthony on social media or via the Magnetic Memory Method website. Let him know where you heard about the project!

 

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Part 2

Intro

0:25 Research in Memory and Health

2:00 Memory Palace Pitfalls and Mistakes: Effective Creation & Using Memory Properly,

7:15 CURE: Create, Use, Rack-and-Stack/Review, Explain

16:01 Memory Journal Use & The Memory Connection Book

20:43 Walk Down Memory Lane

25:10 Resources

  • Anyone Interviewed by Anthony on the MMM Podcast have been personally vetted by him

  • SIP: Study, Implement, Practice

 

Join Anthony on his Podcast and YouTube Channel. For more detailed information, you may be interested in his Learn Faster Course or MMM Masterclass.

 

FME Related Blog posts:

Accelerated Learning for Medical School

Memory Palaces for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Notetaking with MindMaps

Memory and Mental Health with the Magnetic Memory Method’s Dr. Anthony Metivier

February 26, 2019

In the first part of this interview, we have Dr. Anthony Metivier of the Magnetic Memory Method (MMM). He explains how memory training may be linked to positive mental health outcomes, and how to create your own “magnetic” memory palaces. We cover the many ways our daily activities effect our memories, and how to maximize your memory in medical school.

 

This list contains Affiliate Links for Magnetic Memory Method materials. Thanks for your support!

 

Intro

1:25 What makes the Method “Magnetic” and Memory Techniques for Mental Health

4:40 Where to start with Memory Palaces...Memory Improvement Kit

8:20 Using Pre-made Palaces and Proprietary Software

12:10 Arm Anatomy Example (and a related Video)

16:40 De-skilling, Why Effort Matters for Learning, and Digital Fasting

23:10 Sleep, Diet, Fitness, and Meditation for Memory Health

 

Join Anthony on his Podcast and YouTube Channel. For more detailed information, you may be interested in his Learn Faster Course or MMM Masterclass.

 

FME Related Blog posts:

Accelerated Learning for Medical School

Memory Palaces for Medical Students

Advanced Medical School Notetaking with MindMaps

 

The Six Strategies of Effective Learning with Learning Scientist, Dr. Megan Sumeracki

February 19, 2019

You WILL NOT want to miss this episode covering the evidence-based learning strategies that are proven to be the most effecting study methods. On today’s show, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will teach us about Spacing, Retrieval, Interleaving, Elaboration, Dual-coding, and Concrete Examples. Using these methods are a proven way to make your study time more efficient.

 

Intro

2:16 The Learning Scientists Podcast & Bi-directional Communication

4:13 The Importance of Learning Research as open-access

5:27 The Six Strategies of Effective Learning from the Institute for Education Sciences (2007?) & The National Council for Teaching Quality Report (2016?)

7:45 A Brief History of Spacing and Retrieval Practice, Ebbinghaus, and Memory Accessibility

9:57 What is Spacing and How do We Use it?

12:17 The Ins and Outs of Retrieval Practice

14:47 Interleaving Your Study Practice (19:10 Taylor and Rore? 2010 blocking v. interleaving)

21:20 Elaborative Interrogation: The How, When, Why, and Where of Your Study Material

24:40 Dual Coding: Combining Visual information with your Learning!

28:05 Concrete Examples: The More the Merrier

32:54 Closing Advise from Dr. Sumeracki: Use These Strategies!!!

Also, you can find Dr. Sumeracki’s books on Amazon, research articles, and some great podcasts by the Learning Scientists on Retrieval for medical residents, and an interview with her sister, Dr. Alyssa Smith.

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Memory Training and Emotional Intelligence for Test Preparation with Howard Berg- Part 2

February 12, 2019

Welcome back to Part 2 of the interview with Speed Reading record holder, Howard Berg. In continuing on with the last episode on Speed Learning, Mr. Berg discusses his Peg System for remembering numbers, tips for asking for advice in school, and how to create "state" conditioning. These conditioned responses can be used to keep calm under pressure, just like the Green Berets he has trained.

 

Part 2

0:54 Memory Techniques and the Peg System

5:50 Turning Numbers into Pictures

7:10 What is Learning? Here’s Howard Berg’s Thoughts

8:40 How to Prepare for Study Material and Ask for Professor Advice

10:25 Using “State” (conditioned response) and Emotional Intelligence for Test Prep

19:30 The InsideTheBoards All-audio Q-bank Raffle and Phone App!

 

FME Related Blog posts:

Accelerated Learning for Medical Students

A Dyslexic Journey Though Speed Reading and Mnemonics

 

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Speed Learning with Guinness World Speed Reading Record Holder Howard Berg

February 5, 2019

This interview is with Speed Learning instructor and record holder, Howard Berg. Here, he covers increasing your reading and comprehension for increased retention. This is the first in a set of interview topics to improve your leaving through memory and emotional intelligence.

 

0:50 Intro to Howard Berg, Speed Reading Record Holder

2:40 Advanced Reading at a Young Age

4:30 Controversy around Speed Reading, and how to use with Brain-based learning, Emotional Intelligence, and Memory Techniques to study more efficiently

7:10 Demo of Howard Berg’s reading speed

8:34 Average Reading Speed and Improvements you Can Achieve!

10:25 Howard’s HBSpeedReading.com courses, Example of How to Increase Speed and Comprehension, and Importance of Schema

18:20 Use of Focus and Attention in Studying, and limiting Sub-vocalization when reading

23:00 How to Speed Learn: The 5 Things You MUST Know when Reading a Textbook

25:30 How to Study in 20% of the Time: Proper Study Group Formation

Visual Marker Creation & Journey Method w/ Nelson Dellis: Climb4Memory, 4x US Memory Champion, and Author

January 28, 2019

Nelson Delis explains what got him into memory training, winning the US Championship 3x, and why he started Climb4Memory! He will walk you through a step-by-step example of the Journey/Linking Method for remembering the first few presidents. This is a great tool for remembering items that require sequential ordering, and can be implemented to any science and medicine topic as well!

0:00 Introduction

1:30 Nelson explores Alzheimer’s researched and Climb4Memory

2:40 Memory Training may grow the Hippocampus

5.30 Books by Nelson and teaching kids early

8.05 The Evolution of Memory Techniques

11.25 How to make personal Visual Markers vs Pre-made Markers

16.50 Example of Visual Marker creation with Linking Method

18.40: Recommended resources:

21.10 Parting Thoughts and Future Projects from Nelson Dellis. Visit his Website and YouTube page for more information.

22.30 Join the Medical Mnemonist Master Mind!

22.45 A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Advanced Memory Techniques with Mullen Memory

January 21, 2019

This episode is part 2 of a great interview with the creators of Mullen Memory, Alex Mullen and Cathy Chen. For the introduction about them, their organization, and basic tips for creating memory palaces, please go back and listen to the Part 1 of this series. This episode will cover some more advanced techniques. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!

add a few seconds for the introduction

1:10 Solutions for complex material in memory palaces

3:00 Memory Palace worksheet

4:55 Using pseudo locations (movie sets, video games)

6:10 Advanced techniques for medicine

7:50 Example: remembering a gene

8:50 Using a priori memory palaces, and categorization of material

12:55 Using semantic themes to differentiate similar topics & Resources recommendation

15:00 The Learning Scientists

15:50 Walk Down Memory Lane

19:50 Join the Community!

21:25 Tyranny of Success

 

Recommendations:

Moonwalking with Einstein

Quantum Memory Power

 

FreeMedEd Related Blog posts:

Accelerated Learning for Medical School

Memory Palaces for Medical Students

 

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