Training Resource Master List  ramblings of a deductionist
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I wanted to do a master list of the resources I know of to train because “where do you train” is one of the most common questions asked of me. Therefore, this blog entry will be mostly links and telling you what they go to. I hope this helps some people in their training journey!
The first few resources I want to mention are youtube channels. These channels were where I first heard that deduction was even a thing a person could do. There are several videos with helpful things to learn from and also content where you can watch these people apply their skills. Overall, these channels are a great place to go.
The Art of Deduction: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQmHBqRMVlyO9zTrKVzDWgw
Practical Deduction: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8RgFtTEW7YbuKAjDgVSnnw
Ben Cardall: https://www.youtube.com/user/Cardallmagicman
The second type of resource I want to provide you with is my book list. I have mentioned my book list previously, it is a growing book list of books that I have found useful in my training.
Another good resource is blogs like mine! Of course I will say my blog is a good resource but there are also some others that I would recommend checking out.
Big Brother: https://big-brothers-blog42.tumblr.com/
Amateur Deductions: https://amateur-deductions.tumblr.com/
A Study In: https://astudyinpictures.tumblr.com/
The Deduction Guide: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/view/thedeductionguide
There may be a few I missed but this is a good starting list.
There are also some instagram pages that post good information.
For a starter, here is my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ramblings.of.a.deductionist/
Ben Cardall: https://www.instagram.com/bencardall221b/
profiling nerds: https://www.instagram.com/profilingnerds/
Observe instragram: https://www.instagram.com/0bserve_lnstagram/
Joe Navarro: https://www.instagram.com/joenavarro_official/
Here are some useful websites as well:
Here is Ben Cardall’s website where you can sign up for lessons and courses: https://www.bencardall.com/
Joe Navarro’s Body Language Academy: https://jnbodylanguageacademy.com/
The Paul Ekman Group: https://www.paulekman.com/
Chase Hughes Ellipsis Behavior Laboratories: https://www.chasehughes.com/
There are also useful forums that you can join specifically for deduction and observation training. These forums allow you to interact with other people who are training as well as test your skills!
The Art of Deduction Discord: https://discord.com/invite/7rJMkVsMdw
Science of Deduction Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/scienceofdeduction/
How to be Sherlock Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/howtobesherlock/
Ben Cardall — The Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/389678285117167
Art of Memory Forum: https://forum.artofmemory.com/
Here are some other assorted sources that could also be useful:
These resources are more generally helpful cites.
Art of Memory: https://artofmemory.com/
Memory League: https://memoryleague.com
Mnemonic Devices: https://www.mnemonic-device.com/
Lastly, I also want to include froogboi’s beginning material blog. This blog has great information on resources as well!
Froogboi’s Beginning Material: https://froogboi.tumblr.com/post/616153232792780800/beginners-materials
This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources. There are several more out there that you can find! These resources listed will however give you a great start! Although, keep in mind that just knowing of the resources and knowing the information provided in them means nothing if you can’t apply it. You have to practice application of the techniques to grow in your abilities. You can absorb all of the knowledge you want but it does nothing without application. A lot of these resources provide free content so there is no excuse not to use them to learn how to apply these methods.
I will also refer you to my blog index which is linked on my page to the blog entries about games and other memory techniques for more useful links.
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I teach people inductive/deductive reasoning and related topics. Most of the information on my blog comes from my own experiences and observations but some of it will also come from various different sources and is just information I use. I don’t claim ownership of information from other sources.
I have been studying these mindsets religiously for a while now and have been practicing memory techniques since I was in the sixth grade. However, I too am still learning. So if you have any suggestions or comments that are helpful to others that I neglect to mention please do so in the comments. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about these techniques. This blog is for educational purposes for me and the readers.
There are several books on the topics which I cover in my blogs. I can send you my working book list if you would like to read them. If you are interested message me.
Also, if you want a source for daily deduction practice material message me.