The Medical Mnemonist (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)
Memory and Mental Health with the Magnetic Memory Method’s Dr. Anthony Metivier

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.

 

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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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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