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  1. [PODCAST] #436: Memory Conditioning – Conclusion – Retention and Retrieval

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    #MemoryCondition In this concluding episode I discuss ways to minimize interference for better memory retention, along with the importance of fostering a healthy memory consolidation process. Retrieval strategies build on the previous discussions about visual memory, mindful encoding and retention. Look Closer: Theories of Forgetting MEMORY CONSOLIDATION Sleep, dreams, and memory consolidation: The role of the stress hormone cortisol Memory...
  2. Memory Conditioning – More On Encoding and Visualization Techniques

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    A supplement to episode #435. Some "Alternate Record" encoding methods from Douglas Herrmann's Super Memory, dealing with elaboration (i.e. acrostics), reduction (i.e. abbreviations), transformations (i.e. synonyms) and technical schemes (i.e. loci). Also, a brief discussion of techniques for improving visualization. Pages 122-123 (discussed) https://litemind.com/improve-memory-speaking-minds-language/ https://litemind.com/how-to-develop-visualization-skill/ http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/memory-association.html
  3. [PODCAST] #435: Memory Conditioning – Mindful Intake

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    #MemoryCondition A discussion of learning styles, learning dimensions and encoding strategies. Is the key to a better memory the ability to think visually? Thousands of years of memory training practices, from the Ancient Greeks to 21st century memory competitors, seem to suggest so. In this episode I aim to extract the principles of time-tested methods like loci and the memory...
  4. [PODCAST] #434: Memory Conditioning – How the Memory System Works…Or How It Doesn’t

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    #MemoryCondition A brief (and optional in this series) neurology-based discussion of the process of making memories. This includes the development of the understanding of the memory system, retrograde and anterograde amnesia, and trauma's strange effect on memory. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses (iconic, echoic) 3. Senses transport data to...
  5. [PODCAST] #433b: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Basal Ganglia, Cerebellum, Hippocampus)

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    #MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can...
  6. [PODCAST] #433a: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Pre-Frontal Cortex, Frontal Lobe, Amygdala)

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    #MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can...
  7. [PODCAST] #432: Memory Conditioning – Introduction – Information Overload

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    #MemoryCondition In this introduction to our exploration of memory improvement strategies, I discuss the problem of information overload (or "Data Smog"), the motivations for pursuing this topic, the importance of doing a memory self-assessment, an outline for this series and the power of attention. con·di·tion kənˈdiSH(ə)n/ verb, gerund or present participle: conditioning bring (something) into the desired state for use....
  8. [SUPPLEMENTAL] #431: Brett On the Isaac Morehouse Podcast + Important Announcements

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    Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom, and an advocate of self-directed learning and living. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive one-year program combining real-world business experience with personal coaching, professional development projects, and interdisciplinary education for those who want more than college. We discuss socialism, the entrepreneurial...
  9. [PODCAST] #430: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 3) – From the Metropolis Future To the Star Wars Past

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    Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to School Sucks for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. DISCUSSION: -Maybe the environment is a little sick? -Disney's X-Rated Easter eggs? -Roland Emmerich - writer (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla,...
  10. [PODCAST] #429: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition, Intermission) – A Sprint Through the World of Symbols

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    Brian Sovryn takes the lead in this discussion; his explanations of esoteric symbols are juxtaposed with the interpretations of several popular You Tube Hollywood/Illuminati amateur semioticians. DISCUSSION: - For whom are these symbols intended? - Do we have an innate respond to certain symbols? - Occult Symbols (All-Seeing Eye, phoenix rising, the pentagram, baphomet, fire, owls) - Masonic Symbols (the...
  11. [PODCAST] #428: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 2) – Satan, Sex Magick, Scientology and Symbols

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    This show might mess with you a little. Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. OPENING COMPILATION: What was responsible for the dramatic changes Hollywood experienced...
  12. [PODCAST] #427: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 1) – An Introduction to Hollywood, the Land of Suspicion

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    Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for an extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. In this first installment, we set the stage. - The five types of conspiracy theories - How Jewish immigrants invented...
  13. [BONUS] The Deep End – The Trivium and Empire (With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole)

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    (VIDEO, 91 MINUTES) - Language policing is very popular right now, but the governing (limiting) of language is certainly nothing new. This is one of several themes we explore in this episode of The Deep End. We build our discussion around Kevin Cole's article, The Ideal Arrangement of Rhodes and the Organic Unity of Empire.
  14. [PODCAST] #426b: The Creative Pursuit – Audience Q&A

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    #SSPCreate In a continuation of the previous show, Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your...
  15. [PODCAST] #426a: The Creative Pursuit – Review

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    #SSPCreate Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and...
  16. [PODCAST] #425: The Creative Pursuit – Inside Joy Camp, With Benny Wills

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    #SSPCreate Benny Wills is the co-creator of Joy Camp - a truly brilliant satirical and sketch comedy You Tube ensemble. He joins our "Creative Pursuit" conversation to discuss his background, the value of college, the future of Joy Camp, his influences and inspirations, the power of humor in delivering information, the collaborative process and video production. WEB: thejoycamp.com/ YOU TUBE:...
  17. [PODCAST] #424: The Creative Pursuit – Appropriate Engagement, With David Allen

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    #SSPCreate Finally...David Allen - the author of Getting Things Done Discussed: - the new version of the book has some new language for GTD's 5 steps - criticism - GTD is not ideal for creatives? - flexibility of GTD - "freedom to make a creative mess" - how GTD encourages focus, creating space in life and in mind - "appropriate...
  18. [PODCAST] #423: The Creative Pursuit – Directing Creative Energy, With Jonathan Milligan

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    #SSPCreate Jonathan Milligan is a former teacher turned online entrepreneur. He joins me to discuss how to best direct creative energies from both big-picture and daily routine perspectives. - money buys time - throughout most of history, many new ideas had nowhere to go - the importance of having an "opportunity filter" - lifestyle, impact, financial Freedom, effort - "The...
  19. [PODCAST] #422: The Creative Pursuit – I Terrify Myself, With Jeffrey Tucker

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    #SSPCreate Jeffrey Tucker joins me to discuss writing, public speaking, technology, motivation and the following Jeffrey Tucker quotes: “I promise you that right now you are radically underestimating your capacities. Test yourself. Throw yourself out into some impossible, insane thing, and see if you can fly.” “Creativity is a learned thing. It can be triggered.” “Ideas are weird. They float...
  20. [PODCAST] #421: The Creative Pursuit – Applied Rule Transgression, With Davi Barker

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    #SSPCreate Back by popular demand, Davi Barker! I originally wanted to include Davi, a graphic designer by trade, in this conversation because he often has to be creative with a deadline. That's something I'm not very good at. Also discussed: -zombies and the failure of democracy -Davi discusses his trilogy, Survivor Max -hyper-stimulation -creativity on command -juxtaposition and "enhanced collage"...

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