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Dr. Oz: Boosting Brain Power

Updated: Jan 17

Release Date:10/14/19

Duration: 38:52

3 Key Takeaways

  1. Underlining words with a pacer while you read can increase speed and retention by 25-50%

  2. When you hear information, you have roughly six seconds to convert it from short term to long term memory

  3. Make a conscious effort to learn peoples names with each new social interaction

Dr. Oz begins by introducing Jim Kwik, a specialist in optimizing brain power and the ability to increase memory capabilities.

Limiting Factors on Memory

  1. The current education system teaches you what to learn and when to learn it

  2. They lack techniques that teach you HOW to learn and remember content

  3. Digital Supervillains

  4. Mobile phones take away our cognitive presence

  5. This limits our ability to focus on the task at hand

  6. Digital overload

  7. Too much information with too little time to comprehend it

  8. Example:

  9. Scrolling through social media

  10. Digital distraction

  11. Creates lack of focus and wandering mind

How to Increase Recall and Focus?

  1. Train yourself to read faster

  2. Data shows that faster readers have better recall because they are more focused on the task

  3. Faster readers do not use “sub vocalization”

  4. They do not read along in their head

  5. Trained readers can group words together

How to Increase Reading Speed?

  1. Underline words with a visual pacer while you read it

  2. Trace with finger or pencil

  3. Can immediately increase reading speed by 25-50%

  4. Your eyes are attracted to motion (finger or pencil)

  5. This keeps the brain more focused on the words being read

  6. Our sense of touch and sight work together just as smell and taste

How to Remember Names?

  1. The use of someones name in conversation is the quickest way to create trust and rapport

  2. We must be incentivised to learn the name

  3. People are good at remembering names when they want to remember

  4. Example:

  5. The name of their boss or person of status

  6. Ask yourself, why do I want to remember this person's name?

  7. You must be powerfully present during verbal exchange

  8. MOM

  9. Motivation

  10. Understand why you want to remember this person

  11. Observation

  12. People blame retention but it's usually their attention to detail

  13. People aren't listening, they are simply waiting for their turn to speak

  14. Mechanics

  15. Utilize tips/tricks and techniques

  16. Example:

  17. BE SUAV

  18. Believe

  19. Do not program your brain for failure

  20. Tell yourself you will remember

  21. Exercise

  22. Practice the skill during each verbal exchange

  23. Say the name

  24. Use the name 3-4 times during conversation

  25. Ask about their name

  26. What does it mean?

  27. Are you named after someone?

  28. Is it a family name?

  29. Visualize the person doing an activity

  30. Example:

  31. Bob- bobbing for apples

  32. Marry- singing Christmas carols

Six Second Syndrome

  1. When you hear info, you have roughly six seconds to convert it from short term to long term memory

  2. Information is forgettable

  3. We remember the things that touch us emotionally

Photographic Memory

  1. AKA Eidetic memory

  2. Very Rare

  3. Cannot be duplicated or taught

  4. It is ⅓ genetic ⅔ is environmental in nature

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