Free Tips for Students and Anyone Learning New Information

I sent this email to the Genius Brain Power mailing list in May, and while most people appreciated it, there was some controversy generated as a result of the clash of new ideas and old research.

First, here is the email:

Hey there,

We have been getting a lot of emails lately from students wanting to use Genius Brain Power to help them learn massive amounts of information quickly, pass final exams, etc.

Being a student often means having zero extra dollars to buy stuff, so I offered them an easy way to maximize their study results with just the 20 minute Alpha level free sample.

I want to share it with you because it can be used by anyone to improve focus, information retention and get more done in less time.

First, here is a link to opt-in for the sample in case you still haven’t used it yet: http://www.geniusbrainpower.com/sample.php

Here is a little known fact about the brain:  It only likes to do something for 90 minutes at a time, then it wants to relax for a little while.  (I will spare you the lengthy science behind this, so I can keep this message short.)

Using this “90 minute rule” can help you get 200% more benefit from ALL of your efforts, and it is extremely simple to apply.

Just work / study / read / learn / etc for 90 minutes, then take a 30 minute break…

AND listen to the 20 minute sample during your break.  This will help your brain more deeply absorb and recall the information you just learned.

A recommended protocol would be:

Study for 90 minutes
Take a 30 minute break and use the 20 minute sample during this time
Study for 90 minutes again
Take a 30 minute break and use the 20 minute sample again

By keeping your study periods limited to 90 minutes at a time, then resting for 30 minutes with the Alpha level entrainment track, you will be able to retain much more information than if you tried to force yourself to study continuously for 2-3 hours.

IMPORTANT:  Be sure to drink A LOT of pure, filtered water, too.  The brain does NOT function well if your body is low on water.

Now, if you have already invested in Genius Brain Power, here is an even more powerful way to triple your results with the 90/30 minute rule, using the wide spectrum of entrainment frequencies in your package.

First, study / work / learn for 90 minutes *while you listen* to IQ Increase and Laser Focus & Creative Ambition. (Those two entrainment tracks actually total 100 minutes.)

Your brain will not be fatigued after 90 (or 100) minutes of entrainment-supported studying, working, etc, but you should still take a 30 minute break and listen to any one of the following:

30 minute Easy Relaxation & Alpha Light Meditation

30 minute Profound Relaxation & Deep Theta Meditation

15 minute Bonus #3:  Quick Relaxation

Then study / work / learn for another 90 minutes with “IQ Increase” & “Laser Focus.”  On your next break, go DEEP with one of these low frequency entrainment tracks:

30 minute Extreme Relaxation & Ultra Deep Delta Meditation

25 minute Bonus #8: Soothe Your Nerves

By staggering your intense focus / work / study periods with a short lower frequency entrainment session you will be able to achieve MUCH more during your work periods, AND you will feel GREAT at the end of your day instead of being mentally exhausted.

If you have Genius Brain Power, the above protocol is just a guideline to get you started.  Please feel free to experiment with using other tracks during your “downtime” as well as using Bonus #2:  “Creativity Unleashed” during your work / study phases.

All the Best,

Cameron Day

p.s.  If you use the 90/30 protocol combined with Genius Brain Power, please send me a quick email and share your results.

Now for the controversy…

I received an email from a fellow named Derek with this response:

I just read your exam study tips…what a load of crap. Studies show that after about 30 minutes of studying, memory retention and focus drops dramatically. It is a FACT that the best way to study is for 30 minutes MAXIMUM followed by a 10-15 break, yet you are telling people to study for 90 minutes at a time? Your 90/30 protocol is a farce, unless, of course, you WANT people to forget what they just studied.

I gently pointed out to Derek that those were old studies. I remember reading about them 20+ years ago.  Ancient would be a better word for those studies, actually.

NEW studies reveal that 90 minutes is easily done provided appropriate breaks are used, and empirical results by many individuals has proven this to be true.

Also, students cramming for exams don’t have the luxury of frequent breaks.

Here is a short article about the 90 minute “Ultradian Rest Response”

http://www.theglobalintelligencer.com/dec2007/soc-health/intuition

However, I will slightly revise my 90/30 protocol recommendations to appease the “30 minute traditionalists.”

It’s a very simple revision actually:  Every 30 minutes, close your eyes for three minutes and press pause on your entrainment track playback.  For the first minute, mentally review the pertinent details that you have just studied.

For another two minutes after that mental review, do your best to not think about anything. Relax…breathe deep… just focus on the music, the pulsing tones or your breath.  The idea here is to allow your brain to completely rest for a minute or two so that the information from the previous 30 minutes transfers into your long term memory.

The rest of the 90/30 protoc0l remains the same.

Happy studying!

Cameron Day

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