I remember the phone number of my EX and I'm PROUD of it! ** digital dementia **

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Yepp, I could still call her in the middle of the night, by heart. I bet you think now: Poor guy, he can't get her out of her head.... Haha, well it's not quite the case - my brain is just too damn good! Ok, that's also not true, but anyway, lemme explain :)

London Real: Jim Kwik

You might know that I sometimes write about podcasts I listen to. In this one, Jim Kwik talked about how are our brains literally deteriorating by using all the digital devices who do thinking for us. One of his examples was unability of people to remember telefphone numbers these days. And it's true - so many people I know don't even remember their own.

So how many do I have in my mind?

Well, lemme count:

  • Mine
  • Mum
  • Dad
  • Sis (@zzuzza)
  • 4 friends
  • 2 grandmothers'
  • 1 ex
  • grandmother's house
Well, that's 12. Is it more than average? Or less? I have no idea.

I'd be really happy if you let me know about your score and not just upvote the post...but I won't get angry for just an upvote either :D

Digital dementia

It was interesting to listen to Jim and his talk on this "modern disease". Writing all the tasks into reminders and calendars, shopping jut with shopping lists etc etc...He offered soo many various insights and advices I'll consider writing proper Podcast bits about it...If I don't forget :D

Thanks for reading!
Martin

SK

Tak je, stale by som vedel vytocit jej cislo aj o polnoci.Isto si teraz myslite: "Chudak chalan, nevie na nu zabudnut ...Haha nie tak uplne - Moj mozog je na to az prilis dobry. Ok, to tiez nie je uplne pravda, nechajte ma to teda vysvetlit.

London Real: Jim Kwik

Ako uz mozno viete, obcas pisem posty o super podcastoch, co som v poslednej dobe pocul. No a vcera som pocuval London Real s Jim Kwikom. Rozpraval o tom ako nase mysle pouzivanim vsetkych modernych kalendarov a pripomienkovacov chabnu. Jeden z prikladov, ktore uviedol je neschopnost ludi pamatat si mena alebo telefonne cisla.

Kolko cisel si teda pamatam ja?

Hm, dobra otazka (+lekcia anglictiny):

  • Mine
  • Mum
  • Dad
  • Sis (@zzuzza)
  • 4 friends
  • 2 grandmothers'
  • 1 ex
  • grandmother's house
Tak to je 12. Aky je Vas pocet? Som na tom dobre alebo zle?

Otazka to nie je len "basnicka". Fakt by ma zaujimalo, kolko si ich pamatate vy :D

Digitalna demencia

Bola to inak fakt zaujimava epizoda, pocuvat rozne fakty o tejto "modernej diagnoze". Vsetko to zapisovanie uloh do kalendarov a nakupovanie so zoznamom napisanym na papieri. Je dost mozne, ze o tom napisem aj normalny Podcast bits post ....ak nezabudnem :D

Dik za precitanie!
Martin

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Pamatuju si jen svoje telefonní číslo.

Starting at the beginning of this year I started to do research in increasing neuroplasticity and memory. My goal was to increase my ability to adapt to learn things and also improve short term memory retention.
Almost if it was through lifestyle changes like eating and sleeping habits but also tested out different cognitive enhancing supplements.
I used to only be able to memorize and recite 4-6 digits in a row. Now 8 months later I can memorize and recite 16-20 digits, part of it was practice and repetition the other part increased memory span.
The test is done by showing u 4-20 digit numbers, you memorize in your head, the number disappears and you are left to recite the each digit of the number in order.
I still memorize the numbers in blocks 4, so when there’s a 20 digit number I just try to memorize them as 5 separate blocks of 4 digits.

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Cool stuff! Do you use some kind of associations for those number combinations? I remember during my speed reading course we were supposed to memorize as many words as possible on the list and I scored like 3x more than the others cuz I made a story out of them. Do u use similar techniques or not at all?

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I know exactly what you’re talking about! The type of association I use is like association/relation between the numbers. Sometime hard to explain in words but I look at group of numbers and find relation between them, 5723, 5 is starting digit 7 is 2 more than 5 and next digit after 7 just happens to be 2 so I link those 3 digits together and add the 3 at the end. I’ve always used association long before trying to increase memory this year. After a while, series of numbers become easy to memorize the same way it is to remember numbers like 69, 420, or even 90210. It’s like my phone number 4205723, the 420 is easy to remember already and is like a freebie, so I just find association between the last part the 5723.
I don’t think I’ve every explained this in words, always just thought about it in my head.

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Hahaha u got me laughing good on 69, 420, or even 90210 :D

And with 5723 I'd go with remembering 5 and then 7-2=5 and 2+3 equals 5 :D But I get your point..interesting...Best of luck on ur memory mission!

toto je totalna pravda! Ja si napríklad ešte pamätám číslo, ktoré používala kamoška, kým nezmenila operátora (pred 9 rokmi), ale priateľovo číslo som si za tie tri roky, čo sme spolu nebola schopná zapamätať:D telefón ho proste vždy vytočill skôr než by som ho vôbec stihla prečítať:D

no a môj celkový počet je teda 10+ to kamoškine, čo už nefunguje :D

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Haha kamo toto presne ukazuje ten rozdiel aky nastal v pouzivani telefonov za tych par rokov :D Ja som vzdy volal od nasich, aby mi to nestrhalo kredit bo na Telecom to bolo drahsie :D...cize som cislo musel prepisovat :D

Telefon používám tak málo, že si nepamatuji ani své vlastní číslo ;-)

Osobně si pamatuji jen dvě zásadní věci.

  1. kde dostanu najíst a jakou cestou se vrátit domu.

2.heslo do BTC peněženky.

:D

Všeho všudy 4. Komunikuji tak málo, že nemám důvod si víc čísel pamatovat. Původně jsem chtěla napsat 5, protože jsem si pamatovala i dávno zrušenou pevnou linku, ale teď si ji nedokážu vybavit, takže zůstaňme u 4.