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Thank you for the information! I am also doing memory workbooks to try and help my condition improve.

It is great to see so many helpful people. Have a great weekend!


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I have two types of dreams... one of them involves floating down the stairs without stepping, then floating feet first through hallways and rooms of various buildings...I tried to see how fast I could go, but my feet kept rising and messing up the floating if I went too fast... It is so real that I have thought of that floating while awake and standing at the top of a stairway... and thinking, is that floating real, or was it just in a dream?  Thank heaven I decided it was just in the dream.  I have had that dream several times... it's not flying or falling like some people have, just floating, very pleasant.

The second type of dream is the sexy kind... wow, I'd like to have more of those... since I'm single now it's probably wishful thinking!!!!

As for the memory/vocabulary/language topic, I lived in Germany for thirteen years.  Went over as an exchange student... I started learning the language at the university, but really couldn't speak it until about four months in country.  I spoke only German 95% of the time in country.  When I came back to the US my language skills in English were horrible.  And my English skills had always been excellent being the heavy reader that I am, extensive vocabulary... I even clepped out of both composition and basic English at the university level.  But after speaking German for so long I couldn't think of certain words in English (still can't and I've been back for 11 years).  I kept asking myself, is that a German word or an English word... my sentence structure was awful... So when you figure out a way to clear up this language problem, let me know... I'll be talking to someone and suddenly I can't think of the word I want... perhaps it's because the German language is so precise.  There is a word for anything and everything, and a word to express a concept that would require several sentences in English.  Maybe that's my problem, as a non-linear thinking B, I am searching for a concept word from German that doesn't exist in English.  There are also time tenses in German that can not be expressed in English.  You can think in your head what they mean but you can not say it in English in one word. I loved the language, it's very precise.  I have studied Spanish too  (and Russian, and Italian) and was speaking it with a tutor, but it was much more difficult for me than German... wonder why.  Anyhow, now I'm really off topic... sorry.


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I make lists to remember things, but then I put the listed things in groups... Just can't stop a B from trying to herd things!!!!


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Sapphi,

I could not even make sense of my own lists because I am not linear but schools always teach us to take notes in a linear manner. I would take notes but always have subheadings, trying to group everything. Life became so much easier with mindmapping/mindscaping!

Re: Language/Memory

Right now, I confuse Korean and English along with some Spanish and French thrown into my vocabulary! As frustrating as it is, I realize that my brain is trying to reset itself. I recall the same thing happening around age 8 (third grade). My parents forced me to speak Korean at home even if they were fluent in English for fear that I would lose my mother tongue. At school, English, of course, was the primary and only language. I recall times when I would have words pop out in either language and could not distinguish between the two.

I also recall this time being a time when my brain was picking up and expanding my vocabulary. I decided to take things in stride and let things be. I just take time to edit my papers more than once, etc.

The brain sorts out the languages on its own when given time. I am trying to do that. In the mean time, I found the memory books by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas to be helpful. The book teaches simple techniques (such as linking and associations - which makes a lot of sense to us, Bs, since we cluster and do not have linear thinking). http://www.amazon.com/Memory-B.....301901952&sr=8-4

I am working on a grammar review as well: http://www.amazon.com/Grammar-.....301902029&sr=1-2

This approach is a little different from traditional grammar/sentence mechanic approaches that I was taught in the school system. It is a nice reminder but using the memory techniques, I am able to make more progress.

It is a challenge at the moment but I am finding the very concept of brain capacity to be fascinating. I am using this moment as one where I can truly slow down and improve my brain function. It is not like I lost everything but just traumatic events that caused memory lapses.

Professional athletes always take time off after injuries and go back to learning basics such as swinging their golf clubs, tennis rackets, etc. I am thinking this is basically the same thing - I am learning how to do basic things again, only to become stronger and better.


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Being Bilingual and Brain Power

Very timely of NPR to do an article on this (came out this morning on my Facebook feed)!

Sapphi, you may want to watch German television and American television to keep both languages fresh. Speaking it would also be helpful. I try to speak to my parents in Korean at least several times a week. I only use English otherwise.

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brain-power?sc=fb&cc=fp


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Thanks for the suggestion, Princess!  I had my tv reception turned off because I had gotten so hooked on the BS... I would LOVE to get German tv... is that on satellite?  I had taped hundreds of movies from German tv and brought them back with me, along with a multifunctional tv and vcr player so I could play them (they use PAL signals, different from our NTSC) but when the economy collapsed and I lost my job, everything went in storage in AZ... so now I know the tapes are ruined in the heat... oh well, if I could get German tv that would be such a hoot... that would make me such a happy camper... I swoop over the German tourists that are in such great numbers here, and expose them to my German... such fun conversations.  Any little German I hear in a store will find my radar pulling me along in that direction.

I had always thought that having a foreign language spoken at home would be the ultimate way to be bi-lingual... but I had envisioned mother speaks Korean (for example) and father speaks English, not JUST Korean at home period.  

And I do NOT agree with teaching the Spanish-speaking children in Spanish in the schools.  How are they supposed to learn proper English?????????  They need English to function at a university... how will they ever get a higher education?  Well, they don't see it my way, AS USUAL!!!!!  

I had NO problem forgetting the Spanish I had fought tooth and nail to acquire.   I was attacked in Acapulco at knifepoint and I swore I would never speak Spanish again... then I got really motivated by living in a co-op with German exchange students at the university, and acquiring a German boyfriend...    But the biggest problem, I think, was that as I studied, the German language taped over the Spanish in my brain... the more German I learned, the less Spanish I remembered... siiiiiigh... three years of tutoring down the drain.

When I first came back from Germany, another strange phenomenon with language was that whatever foreign language my brain heard, it wanted to respond in German... I'm serious, if I heard people speaking Spanish on the street, I understood what they were saying, but my brain could NOT formulate the answer in Spanish, it wanted to go with German in reply.  The same thing happened with some Vietnamese girls that I was working with.  I wanted to tell them how to do something and do you think I could speak English with them... it was embarrassing... strange things that our brain does...


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I MUST get some nitricycle...

Is it anything like nitrous oxide?????  I LOVE that at the dentist...  

(BAD GIRL, BAD GIRL, do you have to tell everyone those things...)


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The reason my parents put up their monolingual front at home was to ensure we would not revert to speaking only English. My grandmother who did not speak any English lived with us at the time. My parents knew we would become "Americanized" and forget Korean if they did not speak it to us. We were often the only non-White family in our area so they knew that my sisters and I would pick up English with greater ease than anything else.

My parents did not limit the Korean to conversation. They read us bedtime stories every night until I was about twelve. Happy memories. They also made us write diary entries in BOTH Korean and English. As a result, not only did I maintain a high level of Korean but I always excelled in spelling and grammar at school. My cousins, on the oher hand, were not taught Korean at home. They can only speak English. Needless to say, I ended up becoming the polyglot in the family and pick up languages wih very little difficulty. My vocabulary is mch greater than that of my cousins'. I speak English without an accent. However, since I don't get to speak much Korean, my pronunciation is not as good as I would like it to be. Hence, I found chartrooms to be quite helpful. It also helps that I am talking to people oher than my parents where we exchange banalities and end up switching back and forth between Korean and English if needed. I usually force myself to speak only in Korean in chatrooms and people are helpful when they know you are trying to brush up on the language.

I am sorry to hear about your tapes! I found the Internet to be a great source for Korean programming. They stream popular soap operas with subtitles. At times, I would watch a Korean drama with Spanish subtitles. It is a fun way to exercise the brain. Not only that, the programs are free and I can watch them at my leisure! I hope to go back and forth between languages like I used to. English is my primary and most proficient language but that is expected when I use English 100% in my daily life. I know if I used Korean as frequently, I would be perfectly proficient in both languages at the graduate school/native/professional level.

I will let you know how I progress and overcome my cognition issue. I wish you well on your endeavors, too!


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I am resuscitating an old thread of mine...

I found that since the candida cleared away the brain fog, I am definitely thinking in a more multi-dimensional manner. Dr. D. wrote in Live Right 4 Your Type that Bs are more unconventional and multi-dimensional thinkers.

When I had cognition deficits and memory lapses, I got several books on memory training and mindscaping (mind mapping... very multi-dimensional).

Now that I am recovering, I can visualize and literally see scrolls of paper unfurl before my eyes with my topics for my exam and how they are connected, etc. I can zoom in and get into the specifics or zoom out and look at the way things connect or branch out. It is quite powerful.

I hope parents of B, esp. Nomad, students will help their children subscribe to this method of studying. The retention and potential for creativity are amazing!


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I would like to know what mind-mapping is.... even if I have to use my own form of prescribed "whatever" that Dr. D'Adamo writes about.


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If you are a multi-dimensional thinker, this is really neat!

Cool example of mindmapping: http://www.amazon.com/Mapping-.....312099834&sr=8-9

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Mindmapping is where you think in clusters or groups instead of making a list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

It is much easier for me to process because I can see the big picture and the details at the same time instead of running down a list of things.

Mindmapping is great for complex and abstract tasks.




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