• Experiment: Switching Languages

    After I learned Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and a little Arabic I did not think that switching between foreign languages was very hard. The three (plus English) were all from distinctly different language families, which made the task relatively painless. Not only did they sound different but the very grammar and roots of each of the […]

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  • Experiment: Cook Like the French

    Long before the first chemist ever burned his eyebrows off, there were chefs.  No skill lends itself to experimentation quite like cooking (I always wonder about the first person to say “I wonder if I can eat that?“).  You’re already eating two or more times per day… why not take advantage of it?   Two […]

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  • Study Hack: Create a Language Bubble

    Creating a language bubble is a great way to make use of otherwise “wasted” time when learning a new language. One blogger has even used it to learn Japanese before ever arriving in Japan. The idea is to surround yourself as much as possible with the target language so the time otherwise spent in your native […]

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  • Experiment Setup: Study Drugs

    One of the experiments I am currently carrying out is on the effects of different “brain boosters” or “study drugs” on learning.  My intention was to create something close to a “one man blind clinical trial” on the different drugs, so I had a friend remove the labels from each of the bottles.  I chose […]

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