TDCS – Personal Experiments & First Hand Journal

Hey everyone,

I recently bought the new TDCS traveler device and wanted to test it out and see what all the hype is all about. I have researched TDCS for probably over a year now and think its time to put the device and all the questions to the test. I am gonna conduct experiments and track my progress. I am no way an expert and suggestions + new ideas are welcome. Just gonna wing it and share my findings. I am also going to be waking up 2 hours earlier everyday in order to fit this into my schedule. Not sure if this will have an effect on me yet, but will let you know.

My goals: Here are few areas I would like to test and see if I can improve with the help of TDCS.

  1. Focus
  • I am an entrepreneur working on multiple software projects + personal inventions daily and find myself having a hard time focusing on one task at a time. The brain is overloaded with info and can’t keep focused for long periods of time. I find myself distracted regularly, multitasking too much and not achieving what I feel I am capable off. The older I get the worse its getting. These results will be hard to track but I will see what I get done over the next 30/60/90 days with the help of TDCS.
  1. Improve memory + learn as much Spanish in 3 months as I can.
  • One of the main reason I am trying TDCS is to see if the brain can actually store new memories faster and allow for faster recall. This is extremely important with language learning. I will be doing the language learning with some Spaced Learning (if you not familiar with it, check it out. Pretty interesting reports on it.)

  • TDCS + Spaced Learning for Spanish. I will try and spend 30-60 minutes a day learning Spanish. Disclaimer: I am originally from Poland, English is my second language and Spanish will be my 3rd. I took it in high school and failed miserably. I know a few words, its pathetic. I have spent the last 15 since graduating high school telling myself that I could not learn Spanish. Old dogs can’t learn new tricks kind of mindset so this TDCS challenge will be very interesting.

  1. Advanced Learning
  • For this section I have chosen to pick up CHESS regularity and see if I can really improve my game. I understand the game and have fun playing it but I get my ass handed to me the second I play anyone with some skills.

  • Process: 1st Learning all the opening by watching tons of videos. (remembering them and recalling them by name) + (all the variations of openings)

  • Goal: Improve my score, hopefully 1500-2000. I am currently starting with a brand new account so my score is 1200. The last account I started over a year ago went down to about 650 after 30+ games. As you can see, I am not that great of a player. Hope fully that change.

  • I will be playing on chess.com under the name marcinDTLA if anyone wants a game.

If you have any questions, suggestions, tips, tricks, new TDCS placements, etc.. I would really like to hear what you have to say. This is a new journey for me so any help is greatly appreciated.

I will try and post updates regularly.

Lastly, if you have other test you would like me to conduct with the TDCS device or other brain hacks. Shoot over a message and lets chat.

Cheers,

Marcin

p.s – I am fairly new to Reddit, tips are welcome.

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