Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
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MINDHACKER: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Ever wish you could tinker with your brain the way you can with your computer, to make it run faster, stay better organized, and get more done? Upgrading your brain's "software" can dramatically escalate your personal productivity, improving such skills as efficient learning, personal organization, time management, mental control, creativity, and decision-making. For those looking to improve their mental skills, authors Ron and Marty Hale-Evans deliver a witty, compelling, and action-oriented cache of personal productivity tips and techniques in Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level (Wiley; 978-1-1180-0752-5; September 2011). Readers can tune their brains to peak performance by using this array of clever, practical techniques founded in current research.
A follow-up to the authors' previous bestseller, Mind Performance Hacks, Mindhacker is an all-new compilation of accessible techniques that readers can use to improve memory, accelerate learning, process large amounts of information more easily, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and generally keep their minds strong and flexible. The book contains nine chapters with over sixty techniques for improving a variety of mental skills, and each section is broken down to explain current theory and research and then suggest how to implement it with techniques that can be used in practical, everyday situations. Readers will learn how to:
- Expand vocabulary and knowledge with Google, a voice recorder, and an MP3 player set on shuffle.
- Annotate books in useful new ways that customize them to specific needs.
- Measure and manage time better with new kinds of clocks and calendars.
- Roll dice mentally.
- Avoid common, but potentially costly, errors in thinking.
- Change habits and tastes to spark creativity and make life more interesting.
The book explains how each technique works and how to use it. Covering a wide range of subjects from memory to logic to creativity, Mindhacker teaches readers to create a "mental toolbox" tailored to their individual needs and applicable to various situations. After all, mental fitness is like physical fitness. You have to train daily, and daily training with Mindhacker will build the mental muscle to work and play like a champion.
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