improving auditory memory

It has been said that men are visual beasts and women are audio ones. I seem to fit such stereotype quite well, despite my lack of artistic talent, as evident since 2nd grade. So from the time when I was able to read, I have relied on visual cues to absorb information for the most part of my life. I was an avid reader, or at least avid book collector, since an early age. After gaining access to the web, and the subtitle system in the US TV programs, my auditory progress declined even further. I often credited my boost in English conversational skill to instant messaging, which I adopted almost right after landing in north america. Leading such a secluded life inevitably contributed to virtual deafening, or shutting down of the part of the brain connected to the ears. One suggestion to fix the problem is to watch online lectures in topics of my specialization. But perhaps a superficial exposure alone doesn’t do the trick. One has to truly focus on all the details, and train the mind to convert audio streams into visual or other more manageable storage units, thereby ready for post-receptive processing.

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About aquazorcarson

math PhD at Stanford, studying probability
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