some memory training techniques a bad idea.

for years i have known about the memory training technique using imaginary sequences of events attaching them to required information to remember.. and it never attracted me regardless i am interested in improving my memory. not that i’ve got a bad memory but i do wish to make it better (i have my own techniques to train my brain). now i kind of get it why the above mentioned technique has never been interesting to me — it’s because you create imaginary made up sequences of events which may look like kind of hallucinations for your brain, creating more mess than benefit from memorized information. this my conclusion makes even more sense when i think back to the interview with the world champion of a memory competition who admitted that he was jobless for several years already not being able to find work. perhaps his general behavior was giving hints that his brain was full of meaningless made up stories (from endless trainings just to remember a small amount of necessary data). that’s my explanation now, for myself, why i never liked these specific memory training techniques. you better only acquire meaningful information and think logically, for your subconscious mind making sense of the information, supporting your thoughts and actions.

my fx accounts, possible steps to take.

the significant negative balance (view previous post) was accumulated today when i was rising my bets on losing currency pairs with bigger steps than before — as you know, if you close your losing pair it will be taken off your balance, and the losses kept accumulating with higher speed, instead of reversing the trend. so, as the bets are high enough, i may let those positions to ‘hang’ now, not to blow the account by increasing bets even further. i would now increase only those negative bets which are low due to previous gains taken and decreasing in value. for a while i would only collect profits when they occur on some currency pairs, to increase my balance, and then would continue to rise bets on losing side, depending on market conditions of course. there may be necessary to enlarge portfolio while decreasing all the bets. but that’s not really the point of the current test. as the matter of fact that’s the first time i test on forex opposite positions on two accounts. when both accounts will generate profit it will be the best proof out there for the strategy to work in almost all conditions (except stagnant market). so, i will try to hang onto these currency pairs without increasing portfolio.

note: when enlarging portfolio, not to lose your already made investments during rising of bets, you must decrease your bets for example from 1 bet of value 10 to 3 bets of value 5, so in fact you invest 50% more, to remain on the same investment level (not to lose money) with lower bets. why? think about it. i’m not going to describe in detail all my formulas.. something must be left to sell as well. there are many more mathematical adjustment techniques, to hang onto your account in difficult situations. those are the ones that truly matter as there are difficult situations coming earlier or later. and that’s the most fun part of it too, as long as you don’t gamble with real money of course.

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Brain training can help in fight against dementia.

Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that engaging in computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment – but training is no longer effective once a dementia diagnosis has been made. The team, comprising researchers from the Brain and Mind Centre, reviewed more than 20 years of research and showed that brain training could lead to improvements in global cognition, memory, learning and attention, as well as psychosocial functioning (mood and self-perceived quality of life) in people with mild cognitive impairment. Conversely, when data from 12 studies of brain training in people with dementia was combined, results were not positive. The results are published today in the prestigious American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Seeming Reality, a book on philosophy and psychology of thinking..

Seeming Reality

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Researchers put brain training to the test.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have shown for the first time that “brain training” for specific tasks can also improve broader brain performance, in findings with major implications for ageing brains.

The team from the Queensland Brain Institute  and UQ’s School of Psychology studied the benefits ofbrain stimulation devices that deliver transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) via electrodes on the scalp.

QBI’s Professor Jason Mattingley said experiments applying tDCS to the left prefrontal cortex of the brain showed increased performance in both trained and untrained tasks.

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