mood & emotion
Memomics And Longevity
Stuart set out to sequence a memome to find memes ("ideas" and "concepts" rather than viral pictures) associated with longevity and find factors that affect how his memetics change. He recorded most of his ideas that they had over time. For over two years, he logged over 25,000 ideas and categorized them whether he thought those ideas would increase his lifespan or decrease he lifespan. He shares what he's learned, and some inspiration about large scale memome tracking.
Lessons From the Gray Zone Between QS and CBT
Michael Kazarnowics is a personal trainer and an active QS member since 2003. He talks about the lessons from the gray zone between self-hacking and self-tracking, with an emphasis on the intersection of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and QS.
Tracking What I Do Versus What I Say I'll Do
For years, Eli Ricker has tracked her self-created "Life Satisfaction" score and whether or not she did what she said she would. She’ll describe what this practice taught her about effective goal setting, true productivity, and deeper satisfaction.
Does Biofeedback Help Improve Focus And Meditation?
Agnieszka has meditated with the Muse meditation headband for almost two years. By doing this, she hopes to improve her focus and concentration ability during the meditation session and afterward. In this video, she discusses what she did and shares her data from her meditation apps and the Muse meditation headband. She also shares what she learned from her experiment.
Memorizing My Daybook
Steven Jonas has been using SuperMemo since he read Gary Wolf's article about the tool in 2010. In this talk, Steven introduces a new project he’s working on using SuperMemo–memorizing a daily log he keeps of interesting things that happened during the day. Watch his fascinating talk to hear how he’s attempting to recall every day of this life.
Reverse Mood Tracking
A fascinating way of using mood tracking in a clinical setting has been pioneered by Dr. Alan Greene. His experiment with Reverse Mood Tracking came from pausing briefly before walking into an exam room to note his current mood. Then, after walking through the door, he would pause and note whether his mood had changed. His hypothesis was that the new mood would reflect, at least in part, with what was going on in the room. To check his hypothesis he would make a probing statement or question to see if his perception was indeed accurate.
Leaning into Grief
Dana Greenfield's mom was a surgeon, professor, researcher, entrepreneur, blogger, tennis player, and a mentor to many medical students. Unexpectedly, she passed away in February, 2014. To help her process her mother's death, Dana began tracking every time she thought of her mother by writing down what triggered the memory, the mood it inspired, etc. Watch Dana's talk as she shares her experiences of using self-tracking to better understand her own grief and the role her mother continues to play in her life.
Ashish Mukharji is the author of Run Barefoot and Run Healthy. About two and half years ago, he bought a book called "How of Happiness" for an extra boost in happiness. He wasn't unhappy, but he enjoyed the instructions of the book. In this talk, Ashish describes doing three years of continuous happiness tracking, using a single number.