Hack Your Brain

Hack Your Brain

We're curious minds, hackers and tinkerers.
We love to tweak our tools.
But our most important and wonderful tool is our own brain.
How can we understand what's going on so we can hack it?

This is the full-text slide deck for "Hack Your Brain".
You can find all the trivia in "Hack Your Brain - Trivia" and a french (lighter) version in "Hack Your Brain - FR".

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Sylvain Abélard

February 12, 2013
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  1. @abelar_s - maitre-du-monde.fr hAcK yOuR brAin These are full-text slides

    for « Hack Your Brain » The talk’s slides are lighter because too much text annoys and distracts the audience. You will find more details here. @HumanTalks 12/02/2013 Trivia: https://speakerdeck.com/abelar_s/hack-your-brain-trivia mercredi 13 février 2013
  2. ‣ EPITA, Faveod, ParisRB ‣ Ruby depuis 2006 ‣ Rails

    depuis 2007 GMathieu Who am I ? mercredi 13 février 2013
  3. Who am I ? ‣ EPITA, Faveod, ParisRB ‣ Ruby

    since 2006 ‣ Rails since 2007 And I have some heroes. For Science. ‣ they’re in no particular order ‣ they may have much, much more trivia ‣ some of these fun facts might be myths mercredi 13 février 2013
  4. iNtelliGence Leonardo da Vinci mercredi 13 février 2013

  5. What is it? Sorry, I can’t and won’t define it

    ‣ is it some quantity? ‣ you’re smart ‣ he’s talented ‣ she has a gift ‣ or a kind of muscle? ‣ you worked hard ‣ he spent hours on this! ‣ she’s put a lot of effort Albert Einstein mercredi 13 février 2013
  6. The problem is Kurt Gödel when you’re at a limit

    ‣ you’re not smart ‣ you’re ashamed ‣ you will never succeed ‣ your ego will not want to try hard things you might fail ‣ work on it! ‣ I failed? I didn’t work enough ‣ Get out of comfort zone ‣ Seek challenges, get better! mercredi 13 février 2013
  7. Genius! Évariste Galois geniuses don’t exist ‣ that’s about respect

    ‣ he’s smart? he earned it ‣ don’t dismiss his hard work ‣ and self-respect ‣ you can be a genius too! ‣ it’s never too late mercredi 13 février 2013
  8. QED Karl-Friedrich Gauss the sky’s the limit ‣ self-fulfilling prophecy

    ‣ the first step is believing ‣ think you can’t? you won’t! ‣ put the extra effort ‣ go from good to great ‣ rate yourself on 10‘000 not 10 ‣ form habits ‣ make 110% become your 100% ‣ don’t let 80% become 100% mercredi 13 février 2013
  9. Read more... ‣ The secret to raising smart kids Carol

    S. Dweck: http://www.scientificamerican.com/ article.cfm?id=the-secret-to-raising-smart-kids ‣ Sebastian Marshall http://sebastianmarshall.com/the-1-to-10-scale-vs-the-1- to-10000-scale ‣ Derek Sivers https://sivers.org/kimo « There’s no speed limit » ‣ Daniel Tammet « Embracing the wide sky » Daniel Tammet mercredi 13 février 2013
  10. eXpertiSe http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2722 SMBC, by @ZachWeiner mercredi 13 février 2013

  11. Mastery Grigori Perelman Guess what? I can’t and won’t define

    it ‣ Beginner ‣ knows some rules ‣ Skilled ‣ knows and applies the rules ‣ Expert ‣ understands the rules ‣ combine them into new stuff ‣ Master ‣ innovates, teaches ‣ breaks the rules, innovates ‣ « feels », has a trained instinct mercredi 13 février 2013
  12. 10‘000 hours ‣ will 10‘000h make me an expert? ‣

    deliberate practice ‣ explorations ‣ serendipity ‣ questions Bobby Fischer mercredi 13 février 2013
  13. Read more... ‣ Terrence Tao : http://terrytao.wordpress.com/career- advice/there’s-more-to-mathematics-than-rigour-and-proofs/ ‣ SMBC

    ! http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2722 ‣ Google « 10‘000 hours » Srinivasa Ramanujan mercredi 13 février 2013
  14. MemORy Archimedes mercredi 13 février 2013

  15. Memory Benjamin Franklin I won’t define it either ;) but

    there’s lots of research and it’s getting better understood ‣ It’s actually a graph ‣ we’re storing many, many bits of knowledge ‣ we’re retrieving better if they’re woven together ‣ similarities / differences to what we already know ‣ works better if it’s personal mercredi 13 février 2013
  16. Forgetting ‣ Reinforcement ‣ Spacing mercredi 13 février 2013

  17. Experiences ‣ themes and categories ‣ relate new things to

    known stuff ‣ add emotions ‣ how does this make you feel? ‣ add examples ‣ remember abstract stuff by their concrete examples ‣ Look at ankisrs.net ‣ also used in duolingo et al. « Rasta » Liebniz mercredi 13 février 2013
  18. tOOlbOX mercredi 13 février 2013

  19. Be stupid! http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/tag/studying/ ‣Feynman Technique ‣ ask « stupid »

    questions ‣ don’t get lost at the start! ‣ use simpler words ‣ add analogies / metaphors ‣ you might find errors in the common wisdom ‣ Subtle variations isn’t this ringing a bell? ‣ Lean Startup ‣ Fail fast Richard Feynman mercredi 13 février 2013
  20. Hirschfield’s rules ‣ http://blog.creativethink.com/2006/11/tom_hirshfields.html 1. set targets: not too small,

    nor too big 2. don’t look at details first 3. rephrase 4. try another direction 5. explain to other people 6. transforming a problem into another problem 7. if it’s surprising, it’s useful 8. study the inverse problem 9. analyze your own methods 10. ask « why this? » Marie Curie mercredi 13 février 2013
  21. QED Grace Hopper Have you noticed? these are actually tips

    to: ‣ time management ‣ like setting priorities ‣ hacking motivation ‣ getting results is a key ‣ better health ‣ hacking yourself is caring about yourself mercredi 13 février 2013
  22. Questions ? Thanks! maitre-du-monde.fr @abelar_s: - twitter - slideshare -speakerdeck

    mercredi 13 février 2013
  23. Credits Entrepreneur Infographic: Kanjis http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/annavital/becoming-an- entrepreneur-infographic-book Zach Weiner: Saturday Morning

    Breakfast Cereal, « 11 lives » comic: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2722 Gotlib: La Rubrique à Brac : Isaac Newtons GMathieu: Normalien / Centralien / Alien Unknown: Archimedes & Rasta Liebniz ... Alan Turing mercredi 13 février 2013