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paulgerhardt · 2019-08-05 · Original thread
The nice thing about mental models is you have so many to choose from[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8].





[5] (Don't recommend)

[6] (written by DuckDuckGo founder Gabe Weinberg)

[7] (A classic)

[8] (Haven't read but recommended by others)

ianox · 2013-03-07 · Original thread
The Now Habit -

Mind Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Using Your Brain -

Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain -

maeon3 · 2012-01-05 · Original thread
Your mind is a symphony of interdependent systems, specifically sulfur ion channels, like dominoes that right themselves. The software that runs on these sulfur ion channels are not optimized for how your brain works because our schools today were designed by people who didn't believe processing was done in the brain.

To improve your cognitive toolkit, understand how and why your brain processes data, and change the way you think to improve processing speed 100 times. This book tells you how.

ispolin · 2011-10-16 · Original thread
Try this book: "59 seconds" - It presents practical advice based on research papers in the field.

A good book on brain hacks like the aforementioned spaced repetition is "Mind Performance Hacks":

And another good read is "Pragmatic Thinking and Learning":

You can also try this site: This is a good section to start from: Be warned, though. The writing on this site is heavily influenced by AI research so it tends to be somewhat... Vulcan, which can can be good or bad depending on your preferences.

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