Is the trick to learning better to just be autistic?

I'm in college and trying to figure out how to catch up on math along with how to memorize things in general.
>slacked in high school and played vidya
>now in college and regretting it

I came across the concept of "Spaced Repetition"
It is perfect!
I'm surprised how well I am capable of remembering things after only a day

>get a notebook
>write the date on it and so on...
>without any references write down every formula, function, concept, anything related to what you want to remember
The topics don't need to be related, you could jump from to programming syntax, to human anatomy, to economic stuff, to anything
No organization needed
>after you can't think of anything else...
>go over it all and correct what is wrong or incomplete
>add what you forgot/didn't write but want to remember
>read over it all
>wait a few hours or a day at most

is this how neuroplasticity is stimulated?

I understand that neuroplasticity is a complicated topic without one mechanism of action along with many unrelated impacts on you.
Neuroplasticity really just means something along the lines of "the changing/strengthening of neuronal connections."

But in regards to learning and memorizing, is repetition the best way to stimulate it?

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  1. 1 month ago

    There are many implications that could be drawn from this...

    The first one that pops into my head is how amphetamines can be used to help improve cognition and learning.
    When they are taken in excess they are useless and just make people tweak.
    However the way many meth heads act is very specific, they're often hyper stimulated and end up doing a lot of obsessive repetitive actions.
    Is this why amphetamines are prescribed for ADHD?
    For the forced repetitive actions?
    Obviously taking amphetamines don't instantly make you think better or learn better.
    But could their ability to assist in mental repetition be the cause of their ability to improve cognition and learning?

    The second implication is similar but about autists and their ability to remember useful/useless information really well.
    A very common symptom of autism is repetition.

    Could the trick to learning better be to just be autistic?

  2. 1 month ago

    One important thing to do to help you remember what you're studying is to think about the content while you're not studying. Most people set aside an hour or whatever for study and outside of that they don't think at all about what they're learning. Instead what you want to do is just in your head a few times a day just go over what you studied, not just from the previous session but stuff from all recent sessions that might be on the exam. A good time is when travelling to uni and back, just spend that time thinking about what you studied. You want to do it several times a day just for ten minutes or so at a time. Same kind of thing as the spaced repetition I guess

    • 1 month ago

      makes sense, that's basically spaced reputations.

    • 1 month ago

      >One important thing to do to help you remember what you're studying is to think about the content while you're not studying.

  3. 1 month ago

    God, I can't stand the whole topic of "study techniques". Is there a technique to loving your cat? Or having a pleasant walk? Or enjoying the fresh coolness of a pillow? Don't let Them dehumanize the most human of all activities. Learning is thinking — and while there is technique to thinking it's mostly down to how well can you follow the common sense — and thinking comes naturally. Saying that it comes naturally only to right people is false, it comes to all, if only they let themselves. Repetitio est mater studiorum does not instruct you to simply repeat, it is a reminder that learning happens through habit. Eating nuts, sleeping with textbooks under your pillow, having a dedicated study playlist and doing anki cards everyday are just some of the techniques that will get you nowhere. All knowledge is for the purpose of solving problems of different kinds. All learning should be done for the purpose — and through — solving problems. Real problems are not assigned to you by someone else, they choose you and are the most important of all problems, not because they are unsolved, or difficult, but because their solutions are necessary to not progress blindly. Deriving the formula for changing the base of a logarithm is one such problem. It's not enough to know the answer, or be able to reproduce it. Answer has to be know intimately and felt within oneself naturally. It should feel like your favorite cup feels in your hand, unlike the typical way that leaves you with useless ideas that cloud your thinking.

    • 1 month ago

      Black person, I'm just talking about remembering formulas.
      I find it perfectly easy to understand concepts. I just find remembering arbitrary formulas rather tedious and was talking about helpful ways of remember them.

      Memorizing and thinking are two different things. Both are used for learning.

      -For example:
      Kyle and his wife's 5 year anniversary is on Jan 19th.
      On their 4 year anniversary Kyle's wife starts thinking about how they don't celebrate their anniversary.
      She decides 5 years is special so that's when they should start.
      She says to him "this day next year will be our 5 year anniversary, don't forget!"
      Kyle understands this because he is not a pants on head moron, however it isn't something he is going to think about consistently.
      He also doesn't write a reminder for it because he assumes he will just remember.
      Kyle goes the whole day not thinking about it and after about 3 days it has left his memory entirely.
      A year passes and it is Jan 19th.
      The wife is mad because he forgot.

      Is Kyle incapable of understanding what a date, anniversary, or a year is?
      Or did Kyle just not remember?

      -Now apply that to memorizing 40+ formulas for math.

      • 1 month ago

        You are the Black person if you treat mathematical formulas as arbitrary facts to be memorized. Taxonomy of insects needs barely any memorization.

        • 1 month ago

          If they aren't facts to be memorized, what are they?

          • 1 month ago

            Don't respond to larpers. You will remember (memorize) things as you go through your math education, whether you want it or not.
            Online larpers love to emphasize "understanding".

    • 1 month ago

      >Learning is thinking — and while there is technique to thinking it's mostly down to how well can you follow the common sense — and thinking comes naturally.
      What if I have no common sense?

  4. 1 month ago

    you sure do seem to like talking about yourself on social media

    • 1 month ago

      God, this c**t is insufferable

      • 1 month ago

        Do they post this on every post that it is applicable to?

  5. 1 month ago

    according to your IQ is 100

    • 1 month ago

      Considering my use of greentexts which didn't use complete sentences and/or periods, I'd say this is a reasonable score. Writing in greentexts is, for the most part, purposefully writing in a dumbed down format for more convenient reading.

      Also this algorithm uses vocabulary as a measurement of IQ. IQ's are tested with pattern recognition questions. The use of "big words" shouldn't be notably relevant to someone IQ.
      I imagine low IQ people can mimic words and begin using them in sentences with a basic understanding of "context clues". Similar to how children learn languages.

  6. 1 month ago

    >spaced repetition
    I'm not saying anki is completely useless to do well in math courses.
    But your 1st priority should be doing problems. HWs, quizzes, midterms, past exams, textbook problems, problem book.
    Of course you can argue some form of "spaced repetition" is happening in this approach. But this is a tried-and-true method to do well in math and science courses. Do problems, anon. Not shitpost on IQfy.

    • 1 month ago

      >Do problems, anon. Not shitpost on IQfy.
      Haha, you got me there.

      I should be working not posting, this isn't any different than using instagram or tiktok.

  7. 1 month ago

    Rote memorization is for midwits.

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