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I don't have much to say to be honest. On weeks where I work too much to actually stream, I tend to do nonverbal for 15-20 minutes while driving to work. It seems to be ok-ish for maintenance, but it's not the same as sitting down and streaming, possibly because the duration is too low, or because my stream gets interrupted when I need to focus on the road a little more, or because I just may not be good enough at it to do it intensely enough while driving. In terms of streaming while walking, I never really did it consistently and haven't tried it in over a year.

I'm really impressed with your streaming progression, you know everybody's wondering about whether you're noticing any changes/benefits. How long before you're ready to report on these?
 

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I don't have much to say to be honest. On weeks where I work too much to actually stream, I tend to do nonverbal for 15-20 minutes while driving to work. It seems to be ok-ish for maintenance, but it's not the same as sitting down and streaming, possibly because the duration is too low, or because my stream gets interrupted when I need to focus on the road a little more, or because I just may not be good enough at it to do it intensely enough while driving. In terms of streaming while walking, I never really did it consistently and haven't tried it in over a year.

I'm really impressed with your streaming progression, you know everybody's wondering about whether you're noticing any changes/benefits. How long before you're ready to report on these?
Well, I plan on testing myself then waiting for a result after some time.
I have noticed what seem to be very significant results from the intensity of my streaming routine thus far.
It seems my mind is more often on the right track and there is a greater sense of clarity in my thoughts. There is also a greater speed of thought it seems and my ideas are more innovative. There's not really much else to say.

Today I've decided to take MDQWS to a more difficult level. Yesterday I decided to do this with walk-streaming. I will be optimising various exercises for their different effects.
MDQWS - 5 external and 5 internal objects
This amounts to 4 seconds per feature of an object (doing 5 senses) which tires one out quite quickly.
+ 20min 70% heart rate exercise on a stationary bike with 15min of MDQWS after the first 5 minutes of exercise

Walking streaming - 30min IS open eye (nv) before walking --> 30min IS open eye (nv) whilst walking --> 30min QWS open eye (nv) whilst walking.

I realised yesterday that with all my streaming I started to compensate by becoming lazy so I'm going to focus on vividity before the walk and speed during MDQWS sessions (which should combine effectively into enhancing my walking streaming).
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Walking streaming is by far the most effective form of streaming in affecting day to day activities. Walking streaming seems to be the only form of streaming thus far that ive found improves memory.

Ive also been taking 400mg ginko biloba daily and some days I'll take Rhodiola and it seems to be enough to reduce burnout. I think I need to do some mindfulness as well because I believe I am grafually accumulating burnout with this regime.
 

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After years of researched I've compiled a no nonsense routine that will give you a super humanly fast high speed brain. If you follow this regime your mind will simply operate on a whole another level, you'll have matrix reflexes, be able to process large chunks of information in seconds, laser focus, sharp as shit wit, and a crisp vivid memory beyond what you thought possible. If you're shit at your job, following this will probably make you a top performer. No magic, just hard work.
Here's the routine:
1. Dual N Back software (20 minutes) Quick to learn, Get good at it and work your way up 20 level Quad N Back.
2. Juggling (15 minutes) - Work your way up to being able to juggle 4 balls in each hand.
3. Coin catch (15 minutes) - An old boxing training method, get to the point were you can toss 5 in the air and catch them before they get below your waist.
4.Dodging balls/punches ( 15 minutes) - Draw a 5 feet circle around yourself and try not leave it while dodging. The point is rely as little on footwork and strategy as possible while emphasizing instinct, reflex, and, will as much as possible. When you get good enough...do it blindfolded.
5. Meditation/prayer (20 minutes) - it can be any sort of meditation. Present awareness meditation would probably be most ideal
6. Mental Multiplication (20 minutes) - start with DOUBLE DIGITS, be relaxed and focus. This part is very difficult which is also build mental toughness and as well as mathematic and concentration ability

Lastly, watch Bioneers video spider sense and and apply his tips/execises into your life.
https://youtu.be/62LtTSZqS28

Routine/progressions: you dont have to do all the exercises in one day. You can do 3-4 one day and then 3-4 the other day. As you get better feel free to extend the time spent practicing each exercises to an hour each.

Diet/Nutrition: I highly reccomend Matcha Tea. Look b-compxes, gaba, omega 3s, and other notable brain boosters.

There you have it, no gimmicks. it's rather simple but persistence dedication hardworking you can achieve superhuman celerity and concentration.
 

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For the next 3 months ill be doing 1h mdqws and 30min basic image streaming 6 days out of 7. (Image streaming 5 days out of 7).
That is 45min mdqws in the morning. Then, 15min mdqws whilst doing cardio in the afternoon followed by 30min of image streaming. After all this streaming ill do mindfulness for 15min.
Wish me luck 🙂 .
Any suggestions for supplementation to keep this regime sustainable?
do you have photographic memory using these trainings?
 

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Question regarding QWS: How much context do you give to the setting of the internal object that you've associated with the external? I tend to make an association with the external object that I'm looking at and the internal object, before I begin describing the particular object, I'll give the object its appropriate setting/surrounding and focus on that before the "main" object.

Ex: If I'm looking at something and it causes me to think of a ruler, I'd most likely think of the ruler while I'm in a setting in which a ruler is common such as a classroom. Before I describe the ruler, I'll give a not-so-specific description of the classroom. Although, if it's a setting I haven't experimented with before I'll give a lot of attention to certain aspects of the setting which prolongs my description of the object that caused me to think of the setting.

I'm interested in some others' experiences with this. Can't determine if it's more stimulating to describe the object's setting and then the object itself or to go straight to the object while acknowledging the object's surroundings. If I do the latter it may provide more room/time to squeeze more streams into the session.
 

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For the next 3 months ill be doing 1h mdqws and 30min basic image streaming 6 days out of 7. (Image streaming 5 days out of 7).
That is 45min mdqws in the morning. Then, 15min mdqws whilst doing cardio in the afternoon followed by 30min of image streaming. After all this streaming ill do mindfulness for 15min.
Wish me luck 🙂 .
Any suggestions for supplementation to keep this regime sustainable?
do you have photographic memory using these trainings?
At the moment I don't have a specific routine. I've been experimenting lately and found that what works best for memory is a combination of:
QWS whilst walking (~30min)
MDQWS (~45min)
Image streaming whilst walking (~30min)
All done non-verbally.
After about a week and a half of this I found I had exceptional recall. Unfortunately i got too ambitious and tried to go further leading to horrible burnout I've almost fully recovered from now. I'm still trying to identify the best ways to use each variant of streaming, however what i've been doing I'd only recommend to advanced streamers.
The regime described in that post you quoted doesnt improve memory.
I believe a combination of walk-streaming, sitting down streaming and MDQWS is by far the most effective for myself at least
 

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Question regarding QWS: How much context do you give to the setting of the internal object that you've associated with the external? I tend to make an association with the external object that I'm looking at and the internal object, before I begin describing the particular object, I'll give the object its appropriate setting/surrounding and focus on that before the "main" object.

Ex: If I'm looking at something and it causes me to think of a ruler, I'd most likely think of the ruler while I'm in a setting in which a ruler is common such as a classroom. Before I describe the ruler, I'll give a not-so-specific description of the classroom. Although, if it's a setting I haven't experimented with before I'll give a lot of attention to certain aspects of the setting which prolongs my description of the object that caused me to think of the setting.

I'm interested in some others' experiences with this. Can't determine if it's more stimulating to describe the object's setting and then the object itself or to go straight to the object while acknowledging the object's surroundings. If I do the latter it may provide more room/time to squeeze more streams into the session.
Yeah thats fine
 

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mdqws ?

At the moment I don't have a specific routine. I've been experimenting lately and found that what works best for memory is a combination of:
QWS whilst walking (~30min)
MDQWS (~45min)
Image streaming whilst walking (~30min)
All done non-verbally.
After about a week and a half of this I found I had exceptional recall. Unfortunately i got too ambitious and tried to go further leading to horrible burnout I've almost fully recovered from now. I'm still trying to identify the best ways to use each variant of streaming, however what i've been doing I'd only recommend to advanced streamers.
The regime described in that post you quoted doesnt improve memory.
I believe a combination of walk-streaming, sitting down streaming and MDQWS is by far the most effective for myself at least
wow thanks for your answer, please can explain about walk streaming , sit dwon streaming and MDQWS ? what are difference between QWS and MDQWS?
 

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At the moment I don't have a specific routine. I've been experimenting lately and found that what works best for memory is a combination of:
QWS whilst walking (~30min)
MDQWS (~45min)
Image streaming whilst walking (~30min)
All done non-verbally.
After about a week and a half of this I found I had exceptional recall. Unfortunately i got too ambitious and tried to go further leading to horrible burnout I've almost fully recovered from now. I'm still trying to identify the best ways to use each variant of streaming, however what i've been doing I'd only recommend to advanced streamers.
The regime described in that post you quoted doesnt improve memory.
I believe a combination of walk-streaming, sitting down streaming and MDQWS is by far the most effective for myself at least
wow thanks for your answer, please can explain about walk streaming , sit dwon streaming and MDQWS ? what are difference between QWS and MDQWS?
MDQWS is like QWS but instead of comparing one thing to only one other thing, you do QWS between all things. Say youve already done QWS with 3 objects and 3 images, you would compare every object with every other object and every other image, and every image with every other object and every other image. So with MDQWS you do QWS with every possible combination between a set of objects and images.

Walk streaming is any form of streaming whilst walking
 

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I am currently working on 3 things:
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Learning image schema and applying them to my descriptions
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Deducing patterns in streaming,
i.e., types of impressions
E.g. Type A: Basic Impression
-an impression based on a simple cue that serves to make salient the noun pronounced. I call this a 'proper representation'
These could be useful as another level of description particular in N-way MDQWS I'm about to describe.
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N-way MDQWS
Once one has mastered MDQWS using patterns in streaming and image schema, they should have the proficiency to move into N-way MDQWS.
To describe NWMDQWS one needs to know about using synthesis in MDQWS. Synthesis simply involves creating a new image by mentally combining the two things you are comparing. NWMDQWS works on the basis of this such that:
Mdqws-
a1 + a2 = a1a2
a1+ b1 = a1b1
Nwmdqws-
add a2 + a1b1 = 1a2a1b1
a1a2 + a1b1 = 1a1a2b1b2
This above would be 3-Way MDQWS

N-way MDQWS is normal MDQWS but includes using the synthesis images as new stimuli for comparisons, but you wouldnt compare a synthesis image to one of it's constituent images. 3-way involves only comparing synthesis images from the basic images. 4-way involves comparing synthesis images of synthesis images from the basic images.
Etc.
One would slowly work through N and should work on finding patterns within the types of synthesis at various N. This, I imagine, would be the ultimate form of streaming if done properly and with fluidity.
 

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I am currently working on 3 things:
1:
Learning image schema and applying them to my descriptions
2:
Deducing patterns in streaming,
i.e., types of impressions
E.g. Type A: Basic Impression
-an impression based on a simple cue that serves to make salient the noun pronounced. I call this a 'proper representation'
These could be useful as another level of description particular in N-way MDQWS I'm about to describe.
3:
N-way MDQWS
Once one has mastered MDQWS using patterns in streaming and image schema, they should have the proficiency to move into N-way MDQWS.
To describe NWMDQWS one needs to know about using synthesis in MDQWS. Synthesis simply involves creating a new image by mentally combining the two things you are comparing. NWMDQWS works on the basis of this such that:
Mdqws-
a1 + a2 = a1a2
a1+ b1 = a1b1
Nwmdqws-
add a2 + a1b1 = 1a2a1b1
a1a2 + a1b1 = 1a1a2b1b2
This above would be 3-Way MDQWS

N-way MDQWS is normal MDQWS but includes using the synthesis images as new stimuli for comparisons, but you wouldnt compare a synthesis image to one of it's constituent images. 3-way involves only comparing synthesis images from the basic images. 4-way involves comparing synthesis images of synthesis images from the basic images.
Etc.
One would slowly work through N and should work on finding patterns within the types of synthesis at various N. This, I imagine, would be the ultimate form of streaming if done properly and with fluidity.
i have practiced images streaming for 3 days, on the night i experience sleep paralysis. i have schizophrenia, on the day 1 i have seen vivid image with closed eyes, but these images make me sleep .
i have tried subliminals, subliminal induced auditory hallucination.

when you do qws with open eyes, did you see hallucination images like nikola tesla saw 3 dimension hologram that looks like real things?
i mean,
when you practice image streaming while walking ? closed eyes or open ? can you see the image like real thing?
thank you for the answer
 

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If you have schizophrenia then I would suggest that you focus on analysing your images. Do not focus on vividity because with your condition this is likely not something you'd want to train any further until you have good control over your images.
Here are some suggestions:
A: Do not stream close to the time you goto sleep.
B: Stop listening to subliminals, they don't work. I would especially advise not doing it if they are inducing auditory hallucinations.
C: Learn about image schema, or find Brandon Woodsons Ontological Categories on google groups. This should be a quick search. Apply these concepts in describing your images. Don't worry about speed for now - focus on analysis.

When I first started walk streaming, it profoundly increased the vividity of my images to the point that I experienced auditory hallucinations on several occasions. I stopped for a couple days, started including more mindfulness meditation in my day and more analysis in my walk streaming. This fixed the issue.

And no, I don't see holograms in such vivid detail as Nikolas Tesla. I have had auditory hallucinations as explained above and sometimes I have to double check that I saw something correctly when I have glanced at something and my imagination has completed the picture for me. At night when my eyes are closed and I am trying to sleep is when my images are most vivid. At this point, I am often 'multi-tasking' various hypnagogic images and I can only control it by focusing on some sound outside or some other 'real' sensation.

Hope this helps. :)
 

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So, I am now starting with part 1::
I've printed out a list of image schema according to Wikipedia, however slightly adjusted for accuracy through the use of alternative sources.
I plan to read into image schema and its uses and apply as best as I can accordingly, i.e.,
-Breaking down concepts
-Breaking down new words

And with my list I will begin applying image schema to my descriptions systematically, i.e.,
1. Capture image (intuition and basic semantic content)
2. Break image down into senses and emotional content
3. Break image down into image schema via sense 1 (i.e. what does the sense suggest about the rest of the image, and where does the sense come from. Break these down)
4. ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ via sense 2
5. ^^ via sense 3
6. ^^ via sense 4
7. ^^ via sense 5
8. ^^ via emotional content
9. Finish off image schema via semantic content and mechanisms that can be found in object
Yes, lots of image schema but this seems necessary to make image schema natural to everyday thinking.

An exercise I think will be useful to me is applying image schema to literature. Through literature I can connect many streaming techniques through language to socialisation, argumentation, and particularly metacognition as my expression becomes more articulate.
This actually fits into something LinkZelda talked about to do with the narratives and flow our minds try to maintain amongst their own chaos. Through literature, one can appreciate the ways the mind builds flow. One can evolve their own through such an appreciation.
Image schema definitely supports this. Image schema are conglomerations of sensual and perceptual experiences and can function as prelinguistic tools for the structuring and ordering of information in 'cognitive models'. These cognitive models are built inductively, and their flexibility and basis in image schema so far that image schema are perceptual, seems to me highly reminiscent of the phenomena witnessed in image streaming. Through identifying image schema in streaming and literature, one can become more aware of their cognitive models, allowing much greater articulation in thought and increasing working memory capacity through the chunking of information I think this permits.
However, I am merely speculating. Once I have tried 'part 1' for some time, gained an intuitive and fluid application of image schema to various activities including streaming and reading/listening to literature then I will share what will perhaps be a more useful interpretation.
 

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If you have schizophrenia then I would suggest that you focus on analysing your images. Do not focus on vividity because with your condition this is likely not something you'd want to train any further until you have good control over your images.
Here are some suggestions:
A: Do not stream close to the time you goto sleep.
B: Stop listening to subliminals, they don't work. I would especially advise not doing it if they are inducing auditory hallucinations.
C: Learn about image schema, or find Brandon Woodsons Ontological Categories on google groups. This should be a quick search. Apply these concepts in describing your images. Don't worry about speed for now - focus on analysis.

When I first started walk streaming, it profoundly increased the vividity of my images to the point that I experienced auditory hallucinations on several occasions. I stopped for a couple days, started including more mindfulness meditation in my day and more analysis in my walk streaming. This fixed the issue.

And no, I don't see holograms in such vivid detail as Nikolas Tesla. I have had auditory hallucinations as explained above and sometimes I have to double check that I saw something correctly when I have glanced at something and my imagination has completed the picture for me. At night when my eyes are closed and I am trying to sleep is when my images are most vivid. At this point, I am often 'multi-tasking' various hypnagogic images and I can only control it by focusing on some sound outside or some other 'real' sensation.

Hope this helps. :)
after 5 days , i feel anxious after closed eyes images streaming.

when you qws and the object is for example a cat , did you see cat imagery streaming or something else? and if you practice qws
and the object was for example a flower, did you see a flower imagery streaming ? thank you
 

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If you have schizophrenia then I would suggest that you focus on analysing your images. Do not focus on vividity because with your condition this is likely not something you'd want to train any further until you have good control over your images.
Here are some suggestions:
A: Do not stream close to the time you goto sleep.
B: Stop listening to subliminals, they don't work. I would especially advise not doing it if they are inducing auditory hallucinations.
😄 Learn about image schema, or find Brandon Woodsons Ontological Categories on google groups. This should be a quick search. Apply these concepts in describing your images. Don't worry about speed for now - focus on analysis.

When I first started walk streaming, it profoundly increased the vividity of my images to the point that I experienced auditory hallucinations on several occasions. I stopped for a couple days, started including more mindfulness meditation in my day and more analysis in my walk streaming. This fixed the issue.

And no, I don't see holograms in such vivid detail as Nikolas Tesla. I have had auditory hallucinations as explained above and sometimes I have to double check that I saw something correctly when I have glanced at something and my imagination has completed the picture for me. At night when my eyes are closed and I am trying to sleep is when my images are most vivid. At this point, I am often 'multi-tasking' various hypnagogic images and I can only control it by focusing on some sound outside or some other 'real' sensation.

Hope this helps. :)
after 5 days , i feel anxious after closed eyes images streaming.

when you qws and the object is for example a cat , did you see cat imagery streaming or something else? and if you practice qws
and the object was for example a flower, did you see a flower imagery streaming ? thank you
I'd suggest you pace yourself more with your streaming.
And that flower thing is normal, eventually more novel images will start appearing. If not, probably means you should just take a short break.
If you're getting anxious I'd recommend taking that break now. I also don't think I should be giving you more advice than you are seeking from someone who knows and has studied psychology - psychologist. Simply because I don't know how streaming could affect someone w schizophrenia
 

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Yonderboy, it seems my mind is in some weird state and I don't know what it is doing.
My imagery is at the moment and has been for the past week extremely vivid. I haven't been streaming much for the past week. My images seem to have a completely new 'sense' or 'qualia', which 'feels' more distant than it did before. This is the best I can describe it. So, now streaming feels different because the whole sensation is different. It feels less energised I guess? And, it feels as if my imagery is more separate to everyday experience and whilst it is more vivid it is much easier to ignore, to conjure, but less connected to reality. It is a very difficult thing to explain because it is a subjective thing and it is new to me. Have you experienced anything similar before?

EDIT: Well, I'm still figuring out this sensation but I believe it is perhaps evidence of a combination of mood and that I need to increase the difficulty of my streaming.
At the moment I think that what it is, is that my ability to stream has led me to be able to differentiate between a mode of cognition that is streaming and is very aware, and a relaxed mode of cognition. I am able to relax much more now whilst streaming, though it does invoke a certain type of awareness and perception that is too subjective in quality to describe effectively - as if I am simply more mindful yet mindful both in present reality and present imagination.
I don't want to inflate my ego and/or create an attitude/expectation regarding my streaming experiences because that always interrupts continuity and dissociates my descriptions from the randomness and spontaneity that is inherent in the phenomena in streaming and thus necessary to streaming. However, this new sensation is certainly beyond an 'emptiness of mind' that rids of expectations and the ego. It is at the moment too obscure for me to navigate but I found today that I could only stream if changing my 'state of mind' / that obscure 'mindfulness 'sensation I've described.
That idea of 'parallel thought' I'm not sure ever applied to me, or at least it did briefly and very strongly or the benefits have come slowly and thus I'm not aware of such a change. I found it was always a matter of doing things with less thought and being more aware of the direction of my thought, thus enabling a 'topology' one might describe as 'parallel thought'. I found this sensation is very similar to a boost in executive functioning, so perhaps there is a continuity here.
Also, most of the benefits I've experienced since starting streaming involved simply an increase in the number of ideas, an improvement in the qualities of various products of thought, an improved ability to understand things but they never came with a sensation or a 'topology' and that seems to follow what you have described regarding streamers not noticing the effects of their streaming. In essence, I don't know whether I have fully accumulated the benefits of streaming because of people describing 'parallel thought' which I only experienced recently, briefly and quite potently. One person I am talking to describes this effect as kicking in the moment they started. Perhaps it is a matter of native cognitive style. For example, though it is not a great example, there are those in that singular image streaming study that benefitted more than others due to being more of what they called 'left-hemisphere'/'logical' thinking. I have always found my 'bend' left and right at different times in my life prior to streaming, though as a child I was heavily engaged with 'worldplay' which involves a lot of visualisation, creativity and imagination in creating imaginary worlds.
My current solution is to increase the level of analysis in my streaming. That is because of my current understanding which I am more than open to change. I think that as a result of working so hard on the vividity of my images, my proficiency in visualisation has allowed me to separate the activity of imagining/visualisation and present mindfulness with greater ease and that there is always this separation but I have simply become more aware of it. I think this is an issue for streaming because by separating the two modes of cognition, there may no longer be the application of such a cognition without the conscious will to do it. So, I will focus on analysis and application (which is streaming in moving environments).
Another possible explanation is my mood. In the past mood would often limit my motivation and thus my streaming potential. But now with a certain profiency I am able to stream without such a motivation, and without such a motivation I feel more indifferent to the images. Whilst streaming today I did not feel as motivated and did feel a little depressed but my images were still vivid. I think maybe this is a good thing - it shows my streaming is now easier to apply.

These are my present thoughts whilst I still remember them and I can look back at them and give better ideas in the future. I am interested in your input Yonderboy, have you ever experienced a sudden and significant shift in the subjective quality of your streaming before?
 

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I can't say I ever noticed such a shift, but I also never streamed with the intensity and consistency that you've been describing here, so changes have likely been a little more gradual with me. I don't seem to get as immersed into the stream as I used to, but I always attributed this to my mostly doing MDQWS which is much more analytical than the immersive type of experience one can get with IMS.

My streaming has actually stagnated recently as I have been mostly doing MDQWS for 30-40 min whenever I have the time which isn't that often, peppered with small amounts of non-verbal IMS while driving, which due to the need to pay attention to traffic, keeps me from getting immersed in the stream. I still experience some of the cognitive benefits but hearing your experiences makes me miss the peaks I would feel when I was really consistent, and is motivating me to go back to mixing IMS and MDQWS daily in a much more deliberate manner.

I think you've surpassed my practice, and are already starting to create your own variants which is is a good sign. Although I stopped caring about objective measures such as pre and post IQ tests since becoming convinced of the effects of streaming through my own experience, it really would have been nice if you had done a test prior to starting your practice as knowing whether one could reproduce GO's IQ gains is still a really interesting question. You certainly seem to be on the right track.

Have you noticed any differences in your performance in school or in your interactions with friends and/or family? As I've described before, GO and I noticed the latter quite markedly.

Finally, who is the other streamer you mentioned? I'm curious as to whether there are other longer-term streamers that I'm not aware of. It really would be nice if we could all congregate in one place and share our experiences.
 

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Dual-N-back Can increase complexity and efficiency of connections between brain regions therefore increase I.Q but not that much
The biggest effect is you will have a stronger connections between your frontal lobe and partial which in return enhance cognition significantly like Attention span/Logical deduction/Spatial ability etc...
If you want my opinion about this, I.Q is hard work!
from studies of(EEG) that I have read it looks like smart people have a strong brain and a major capacity of will power
Their brain seems to processes information in a state of rest like its an easy thing..
So its obvious.
 

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I can't say I ever noticed such a shift, but I also never streamed with the intensity and consistency that you've been describing here, so changes have likely been a little more gradual with me. I don't seem to get as immersed into the stream as I used to, but I always attributed this to my mostly doing MDQWS which is much more analytical than the immersive type of experience one can get with IMS.

My streaming has actually stagnated recently as I have been mostly doing MDQWS for 30-40 min whenever I have the time which isn't that often, peppered with small amounts of non-verbal IMS while driving, which due to the need to pay attention to traffic, keeps me from getting immersed in the stream. I still experience some of the cognitive benefits but hearing your experiences makes me miss the peaks I would feel when I was really consistent, and is motivating me to go back to mixing IMS and MDQWS daily in a much more deliberate manner.

I think you've surpassed my practice, and are already starting to create your own variants which is is a good sign. Although I stopped caring about objective measures such as pre and post IQ tests since becoming convinced of the effects of streaming through my own experience, it really would have been nice if you had done a test prior to starting your practice as knowing whether one could reproduce GO's IQ gains is still a really interesting question. You certainly seem to be on the right track.

Have you noticed any differences in your performance in school or in your interactions with friends and/or family? As I've described before, GO and I noticed the latter quite markedly.

Finally, who is the other streamer you mentioned? I'm curious as to whether there are other longer-term streamers that I'm not aware of. It really would be nice if we could all congregate in one place and share our experiences.
The other streamer is a newbie to streaming who seems to me like Brandon Woodson 2.0 and has had profoundly positive experiences from streaming early on which I can't deny I'm jealous of.
I have found that my social life has improved significantly and I think its a combination of streaming and individual efforts, those of which seem exacerbated by streaming. I have been playing with language and intonation in ways that have allowed me to seem more lucid and poetic in conversation, engaging the other party with more ease. I find streaming and reading as poweful ways to build an intuitive flow of ideas that is well suited to any social situation involving personalities and conversation. It seems the more I stream, the more people seem drawn to me without my awareness of what exactly is creating this change.

My performance at school has certainly improved. I find now I am much more capable than I was before in a variety of different situations through which this became apparent to me. The only issue I've found is that I've developed a lazy type of thinking whereby intuitions seem sufficient for a task. For example, I did an abstract reasoning task recently as part of a test to compare results with in the future and I managed to get quite a few more right than I think I would, basing my answers on intuition and without properly looking at the stimuli. In conversation I normally lean on intuitions and only break them down when something requires more of me. Reading things and listening to people requires less conscious initiative now, I'm often able to sustain an understanding through intuition. Learning anything, it is the same unless it is something difficult like variations of the twins paradox, but intuition is always a useful tool. However, this intuition is more limited than my previous thinking style which involved more deliberation and I have adopted a certain laziness now present through a languid intellectual type persona that may serve my sociability, but which costs me when I cannot find within me the will to perform with diligence.




Dual-N-back Can increase complexity and efficiency of connections between brain regions therefore increase I.Q but not that much
The biggest effect is you will have a stronger connections between your frontal lobe and partial which in return enhance cognition significantly like Attention span/Logical deduction/Spatial ability etc...
If you want my opinion about this, I.Q is hard work!
from studies of(EEG) that I have read it looks like smart people have a strong brain and a major capacity of will power
Their brain seems to processes information in a state of rest like its an easy thing..
So its obvious.
I had thought dual n back had been debunked. And, I'm not sure I would agree that IQ is simply hard work - I know plenty of people with high IQs who are lazy and who dont work hard. I'm also sure if it was that simple then there wouldn't controversy and doubt on the subject of increasing IQ.
Maybe you could share with us your definition of intelligence, tell us something about where you think it comes from and I would be interested in what you think the function of multi-sensory visualisation in intelligence? I'm not asking you to have answers but personally I would be very interested in the knowledge you've reaped from reading different studies - i myself am too lazy to read studies and I prefer other people paraphrase them in 100 words or less but I'm a little too selfish like that and its fine if thats your response.
 
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