The Super Mario Effect

The Super Mario Effect – Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

“The trick to learning more and having more success is finding the right way to frame the learning process.”

“What if you just framed the learning process in such a way that you didn’t concern yourself with failure? How much more successful could you be? How much more could you learn?”

“The focus and obsession is about beating the game, not about how dumb you might look. And as a direct result of that attitude—of learning from but not being focused on the failures—we got really good and we learned a ton in a really short amount of time.”

“This is what I call The Super Mario Effect: Focusing on the princess and not the pits, to stick with a task and learn more.”

“When you frame a challenge or a learning process in the way I’m describing, you actually want to do it. It feels natural to ignore the failures and try again in the same way a toddler will want to get up and try to walk again or in the same way you want to keep playing Super Mario Brothers.”

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Spaced Repetition

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Spaced Repetition Hermann Ebbinghaus, remember important information for survival
Spaced Repetition Time Intervals, Piotr Wozniak
1 rep = day 1
2 rep = 7 days
3 rep = 16 days
4 rep = 35 days
But if T < 7 then 1, 2 or 3 and 5 or 6

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