Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fluid Intelligence and Dual-N-Back Workout Success!

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, one can increase their Fluid Intelligence playing Dual N-Back as described in a Wired article.

One can download a Dual N-Back game from sourceforge. The tutorial is there as well.

How is it going for me? Today, I got a 100% score with N being 1. That means I can remember and match 1 back for both the image position and audio sound (letter) being said. It was not trivial.

As a reward, I heard clapping which was great! It also automatically increased N from 1 to 2. So, now I am playing Dual 2-Back. Oh my gosh it is challenging!

All in all, I encourage all to try it and level-up your Fluid Intelligence!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Surrounded By Failure and Still Winning

As you know, "failure leads to success." A quote really brought it home to me again today:

Read Quote of Michael Wolfe's answer to Survey Questions: What are common misconceptions in your field that non-specialists refuse to believe aren't true? on Quora
Whether it is trying out new ideas like Gamification in engagement projects or something personal like a new exercise plan, try and try again.

 One more thing, I am trying out a TODO / good-habits-building web app called HabitRPG to see if it is fun and life enhancing! It's another micro-try. In other words, micro-failures lead to macro-successes! It looks promising.

So, try it out and let me know what you think!

Here's to failures and successes!