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Kinetic compensation 2 years 2 months ago #21

  • Nathan Buzby
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So on the Facebook page some of us started talking about little kinetic tricks we use to help us remember certain things. So I am going to post one technique that has come up and seems to be used by a few people. Hopefully we can add to this list with other tricks that use movement and the body to compensate.

"Eye-sketching" So this is using ones eyes and moving them to simulate an environment or to map directions. So for example, you need to conceptualize going a few blocks over, so you may move your eyes using up as north and essentially sketch out the path you intend to take. It can also be used for basic math, and to help memorize a room layout but moving your eyes to focus on specific objects in space.
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Kinetic compensation 2 years 2 months ago #23

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I think that I do this without even realising, I do little head movements and finger movements as I am plotting my route, I probably look like i'm doing bad dad dancing while I do this though :)
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Kinetic compensation 2 years 2 months ago #71

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When I'm doing mental maths I find I tend to hold my right hand up in front of me and move it around as if I was typing quickly, with the index finger moving more than the rest. Weirdly the movements don't match up to anything, and I'm left handed.
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Kinetic compensation 2 years 2 months ago #94

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Nice Aquc! I have actually talked with my father about kinetic math (He is a math teacher, former Naval aviator, aerospace engineer who does calculus in his head). I even joked once about having a tattoo of a calculator put on my arm, to see if I could not use that as a kinetic interface. Thanks for sharing, so fascinating how we work around these things.
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Kinetic compensation 1 year 11 months ago #2148

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
I even joked once about having a tattoo of a calculator put on my arm

Calculator tattoo...classic! LOL
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Kinetic compensation 1 year 5 months ago #3372

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I started using American Sign Language to remember short-term things, like which freeway exit to get off at. If someone says "take exit 42", or "get on 128 south" after 20 minutes of driving, I have no idea what exit to take. But if I "repeat" the number in ASL right after they say it, I can remember the number by remembering the hand shapes I just made.
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Kinetic compensation 1 year 5 months ago #3374

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Wow, that's great. I was trying to memorise a speech the other day and thought, maybe I should learn sign language and that will help me memorise it quicker. But I wasn't sure if it would actually work. Thanks!
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