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Steven Jonas: Spaced Listening

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It’s hard for me to like an album the first time I listen to it. I can almost feel some part of my brain reject the music, even from bands I like, because it’s not familiar. However, after a few listens, the album will grow on me and I’ll find myself humming melodies that I previously couldn’t sit through. That is, unless I turned off the album the first time around and never gave it a second listen.

I suspected that this behavior was having a negative impact on my ability to appreciate new music when I noticed that almost none of the music that I listen to has come out after 2006.

In this talk, given at a recent QS Bay Area meetup, I discuss the system I set up that scheduled when I should listen to an album to help me over the hump to appreciating an album on it’s own terms instead of rejecting it because it wasn’t familiar.

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Click to watch Steven’s Show&Tell talk.

Tools used:
- Anki
- Google Forms

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Roger Craig on Spaced Repetition and Anki

Here at QS we’re big fans of spaced repetition. We’ve seen it presented at various meetups where people have used different systems to learn languages, understand world geography, or in the case of today’s subject, become one of the biggest winners on Jeopardy. Roger Craig has the distinct honor of not only being a wonderful advocate for Quantified Self, but having staring in our most watched Show&Tell video: “Roger Craig on Knowledge Tracking.” In this insightful video, Roger tells the New York QS Meetup group how he first got into spaced repetition and how he uses Anki, his tool of choice.

If you’re interested in learning more about spaced repetition please visit this wonderful primer written by Gary Wolf.

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