Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Get it wrong, learn faster

It seems that failing is good — you remember better if you get it wrong on the first place.  Great tip for studying.

From Scientific American, October 20, 2009:

Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn

New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn

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October 21, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, learning | , , , , | Leave a comment

Emotion sensor to keep your cool

Want to avoid rash decisions you later regret? Bracelet warns you when you are too emotional/stressed.  Designed for traders, but I could think of some others that should be wearing it. 🙂

From The Economist Oct. 15th, 2009 edition:

Emotions and investing

Gutted instinct

A new device to prevent irrational online trades

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