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Do you recall studying for your exams? You probably do. But do you remember how you studied, how you memorized French words or the year of the American civil war? Now, that’s probably harder. As a teenager, Ricardo Lieuw On was packing groceries when he knew what he wanted to study: he wanted to learn about learning. He picked up a study in psychology and learned how to reduce his learning time from 3 hours to 1 hour on the same piece of content. He gained the same knowledge in 200% less time. And specially for TEDxHaarlem, he shares the secret of his technique.
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After unsuccessfully auditioning for four orchestras, classically trained violinist Rob Landes started to lose hope in his dream of a musical career. A loop pedal and a community of supportive video gamers changed everything. In a paradigm-shifting TEDxSaltLakeCity performance, Landes demonstrates that dreams can come true with a little tweaking, that listening to your mother always pays off, and that classical musicians also know how to rock. Featuring covers of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. Take a classically-trained violinist who began studying at the age of 3, add two music performance degrees, include a loop pedal and a dash of humor, and you have Rob Landes. Rob Landes has become a sensation on both YouTube and Bilibili (China’s
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Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a professional musician, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University and TEDx speaker. His mission is to share the healing power of music through education and performance. He specializes in placing music and wellness programs in organizations who focus on people with disabilities and people recovering from addiction. Donovan performs with his band Sun King Warriors and was a founding member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root. There he co-wrote the song “Send Me on My Way” featured in the movie Ice Age and became the first song on Mars where it “woke up” NASA’s Mars Rover. Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a professional musician and Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University. His mission is to share the healing power of music through education and performance. He specializes in placing music and wellness programs in organizations who focus on people with disabilities and people recovering from addiction. Donovan performs with his band Sun King Warriors and was a founding member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root. There he co-wrote the song “Send Me on My Way” featured in the movie Ice Age and became the first song on Mars where it “woke up” NASA’s Mars Rover. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

When 50,000 of Mark Rober's 3 million YouTube subscribers participated in a basic coding challenge, the data all pointed to what Rober has dubbed the Super Mario Effect. The YouTube star and former NASA engineer describes how this data-backed mindset for life gamification has stuck with him along his journey, and how it impacts the ways he helps (or tricks) his viewers into learning science, engineering, and design. Mark Rober has made a career out of engineering, entertainment, and education. After completing degrees in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and the University of Southern California, Rober joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2004. In his nine years as a NASA engineer, seven of which were on the Mars rover Curiosity team, Rober worked on both the Descent Stage (the jet pack that lowered the Rover to the surface) and some hardware on the Rover top deck for collecting samples. In 2011, Rober’s iPad-based Halloween costume helped launch both his creative costume company, Digital Dudz, and his YouTube channel, which now boasts 3 million subscribers and 400 million views. His videos focus on creative ideas and science- and engineering-based pranks and activities. Rober is a regular guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Today, he does research and development work for a large technology company in Northern California, where he lives with his wife and son. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Mark Rober - Mario Effect

Mark Rober is an American YouTuber, engineer and inventor.
The idea of this talk is simple, basic and instinctive, and we could realize it again from a baby, kid or even a game like Mario.
We all now are affected by environment, limited by boundaries, just being other want us to be, to do and not to do.
Mark Rober simply told us how we treat Super Mario is what how we could achieve anything just u want and ordain your lives to fulfill yourself.

How To Learn Faster With The Super Mario Effect (Scientifically Proven)

Learn Faster with the Super Mario Effect! The Super Mario Effect has been proven and shown to help your learning ability and productivity by a LOT. This concept was first introduced by Mark Rober in a TEDxSpeech and supported across various articles in the internet talking about the benefits of the Super Mario Effect on learning and productivity. This video summarizes ALL of the various ideas and teachings regarding this phenomenon in just a quick 6.5 minutes. This video covers other topics such as life gamification, productivity boosting, positive reinforcement, framing and reframing, and more! Be sure to like, share, subscribe! Enjoy the summary!

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I think anyone who has seen a Mark Rober video before, will agree that he is a credit to the YouTube community. He makes videos that are both educational and entertaining, and averages a ridiculous 27 million views per video.

But let’s be real for a minute, top youtubers understand how the algorithm works. They know what sort of content to make and what tactics to use to bring in millions of views. Do you think a guy who helped put a robot on mars makes ‘’wholesome content’’ and just hopes it does well?

Has anyone ever noticed that when you click on a mark Rober video, 10 minutes goes by in the blink of an eye? You might just think it’s because he makes awesome videos, which is true, but he also uses techniques which makes it so hard for you to click off.

So that’s how Mark makes people stay on his videos to give him great watch time and retention, but he of course needs people to actually click on them in the first place. Which brings us on to step 2 – Mark uses Killer Metadata

Mark uploads just once per month, or even less at the moment, although I’ve heard he’s got a pretty cool video with Dude Perfect coming soon. So watch out for that. You see YouTube is no longer a place that rewards sheer quantity, right now to stand out, you need to provide 10 times the quality you did 5 years ago.

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He started a wearable technology company called Digital Dudz that combined smartphones playing a video with clothing. Mark left NASA to grow the business for 2 years and after selling Digital Dudz to a company in the UK, he has recently decided to return to his Engineering roots.

Mark Rober is a YouTuber and former NASA Engineer turned Inventor/Entrepreneur. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from BYU and Masters from USC. He worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 9 years, 7 of which were spent working on the Curiosity Rover which is now on Mars. In 2011, he uploaded his Halloween costume to YouTube that featured 2 iPads using a FaceTime chat so it looked like he had a hole in his body. The video went viral overnight with 3M views and he decided to start posting monthly videos about creativity, science and design and now has over 77M total views and 350k subscribers.

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How To Learn Faster With The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain Into Learning More

The super Mario effect is an experiment that was conducted by Mark Rober where he proves that by employing the same methods or should I say, mindset, in the way you perceive taking exams, learning about a new business opportunity, or any challenge in general the same way you perceive playing a video game such as super Mario, enables us to learn more information, at quicker rate, without the fear of failure.

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Presentasi inspiratif dari seorang mantan engineer NASA yang bernama Mark Rober yang berjudul “The Super Mario Effect – lebih banyak belajar lebih banyak berhasil”. Saat ini Mark Rober adalah seorang entrepreneur dan youtuber,,

konsep gemifikasi kehidupan (life gamification) ini lebih dari sekedar bersikap positif atau pantang menyerah karena sikap tadi memperlihatkan bahwa kita sedang menahan keinginan kita untuk berhenti.
Konsep ini lebih kepada sangat ingin melakukannya, sangat ingin sukses menyelesaikannya.. akan terasa natural kita tidak terlalu memikirkan kegagalan dan mencoba lagi, seperti anak kecil yang selalu bangkit setelah jatuh saat belajar berjalan. atau seperti saat kita ingin menamatkan permainan Super Mario Bros tadi.

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CEA 77 - Applying the Mario Effect to the FE and PE Exams

Throughout our lives, we’re always trying to overcome the hurdles of reaching the next level, whether it’s going from junior to senior in college, getting the PE license after passing the FE, or even going from one job position to the next. The real challenge, however, lies in how we frame the situations we need to go through in order to reach such a new level and not really the situations themselves. That’s called the Super Mario Effect.

First mentioned by the Youtuber Mark Rober during his widely famous TEDx Talk, the Super Mario Effect basically says that we should keep our focus on saving the princess (our ultimate goal) instead of the traps and pits that can hold us back and force us to try again. In his experiment for this talk, Mark found out that the group of people who were not penalized for their failures and were in fact inspired to keep trying despite their shortcomings showed a 16% higher pass rate when compared to the group of people who got penalized for every failure they made.

By elaborating on this and explaining why we should see failure in a completely different light, Isaac presents the tips we can use to make the journey of studying for the FE and PE exams not only a fun experience but also a process with a rewarding and steep learning curve.

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How to Trick Your Brain into Doing Hard Things (animated video)

The question we’ll try to answer in this video is how to trick our brain into liking the tasks that are often hard and unpleasant, but yield long-term satisfaction and happiness.

It feels like there’s a programmer inside our brain. And this programmer doesn’t care about our long-term health and happiness, but only cares about the present moment. If it’s fun, easy, and can make us feel good now, then we’ll be driven towards those activities.

The question we’ll try to answer in this video is how to get that programmer to trick our brain into liking the tasks that are hard and often unpleasant, but yield long-term satisfaction and happiness.

Now, it’s not going to be an effortless process, but I’ve noticed these ideas have been helping me do hard things I often put off.

The first is to look for losses over gains

Prominent psychologists have discovered that people tend to be loss averse.

Basically, we prefer to avoid losses over getting equal gains. For example Losing $100 hurts more than the joy of winning $100. But when it comes to motivating ourselves to take action on hard things we often don’t focus on what we lose by not doing it.

Millionaire Entrepreneur, Dan Lok has said, don’t focus on what needs to be done, and what you’re going to get, but ask yourself what’s the cost of inaction? Years ago, that’s what I did.
For example, when it came to going to a party or staying at home, I would stay home because that was easy and comfortable for me. But I started to see what I would be losing by staying in my comfort zone.

Take the time, to ask yourself what the cost of inaction is when it comes to your fears and when it comes to your goals, and there’s a chance that fear of potential loss, will motivate you more than the joy of the potential gain.

Start Doing Less

If you haven’t tried the two-minute rule, consider giving it a try. The Two-Minute Rule states “When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.” I got this idea from the book Atomic Habits, a highly recommended book by James Clear. He explains “people often think it’s weird to get hyped about reading one page or meditating for one minute or making one sales call. But the point is not to do one thing. The point is to master the habit of showing up.”

Trying to form a perfect habit from the start often fails, you’d be better off making the habit so extremely easy that you’ll take action no matter how you feel. For example, for months I’ve been wanting to spend my nights reading after work. I’d wake up thinking it would happen, but often I was tired at the end of the day and would often watch TV instead. But then I tried the two minute rule. I got a stopwatch and told myself I only had to read for two minutes, and then I could do whatever I wanted. Since using the two minutes rule, I’ve been reading every night after work and will look to add more time to my reading in the future.

We have to realize when our strategies aren’t working. Big dreams mean nothing without action, and if you haven’t been taking action, start with two minutes reading, two minutes of writing, or two minutes of whatever good habit you want to adopt and consistently show up. Once you consistently show up, then add more time to it.

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In this week's video, I talk about a concept I learned from a TedTalk regarding video games, perceiving failure, and life gamification.

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mark rober: reframe the learning process

i love this TED-talk by mark rober. not only because he shows some super funny examples, but the key insight to become much more effective in learning by reframing the topic is super interesting

especially helpful in the world of innovation, where you need to keep going and trying, making mistakes to finally come up with cool stuff.

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