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Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain (Hacks)

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Publisher Comments:

You're smart. This book can make you smarter.Mind Performance Hacks provides real-life tips and tools for overclocking your brain and becoming a better thinker. In the increasingly frenetic pace of today's information economy, managing your life requires hacking your brain. With this book, you'll cut through the clutter and tune up your brain intentionally, safely, and productively.Grounded in current research and theory, but offering practical solutions you can apply immediately, Mind Performance Hacks is filled with life hacks that teach you to:

  • Use mnemonic tricks to remember numbers, names, dates, and other flotsam you need to recall
  • Put down your calculator and perform complex math in your head, with your fingers, or on the back of a napkin
  • Spark your creativity with innovative brainstorming methods
  • Use effective systems to capture new ideas before they get away
  • Communicate in creative new ways-even using artificial languages
  • Make better decisions by foreseeing problems and finding surprising solutions
  • Improve your mental fitness with cool tricks and games
While the hugely successful Mind Hacks showed you how your brain works, Mind Performance Hacks shows you how to make it work better.

Book News Annotation:

Your computer purrs like a kitten. Your cell phone's screen is pristine. But your mind is a mess, and if your PDA went under a bus, you would have to crawl into a cave. Technical writer Hale-Evans offers 75 stand-alone "hacks" (nifty tricks) on memory (including the Dominic system), information processing (build an exoself, map your mind), creativity (play mind music), math (mental checksums), decision making (predict the length of a lifetime), communication (ask stupid questions) clarity (hypnotize yourself) and mental fitness (Go ahead! Play those video games!). Hale-Evans gives directions and exercise ideas, along with applications for the real world and end notes that also serve as lists of further reading.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Your computer purrs like a kitten. Your cell phone's screen is pristine. But your mind is a mess, and if your PDA went under a bus, you would have to crawl into a cave. Technical writer Hale-Evans offers 75 stand-alone "hacks" (nifty tricks) on memory (including the Dominic system), information processing (build an exoself, map your mind), creativity (play mind music), math (mental checksums), decision making (predict the length of a lifetime), communication (ask stupid questions) clarity (hypnotize yourself) and mental fitness (Go ahead! Play those video games!). Hale-Evans gives directions and exercise ideas, along with applications for the real world and end notes that also serve as lists of further reading. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Ron Hale-Evans is a writer and game designer who earns his daily sandwich with frequent gigs as a technical writer. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale, with a minor in philosophy. Thinking a lot about thinking led him to create the Mentat Wiki at http://www.ludism.org/mentat, which led to this book. His multifarious and nefarious other projects can be accessed from his home page, http://ron.ludism.org, including his award-winning board games, a list of his Short-Duration Personal Saviours, and his blog. His wife Marty is a better man than he is.

Table of Contents

CreditsPrefaceChapter 1: MemoryChapter 2: Information ProcessingChapter 3: CreativityChapter 4: MathChapter 5: Decision MakingChapter 6: CommunicationChapter 7: ClarityChapter 8: Mental FitnessColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596101534
Author:
Hale-evans, Ron
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Hale-Evans, Ron
Subject:
Intellect
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Human information processing
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
mental mind memory cognitive thinking productivity math creativity critical decision information
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hacks
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 0.99 lb

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