Moonwalking with Einstein : the art and science of remembering everything

Resource | v1 | created by janarez |
Type Book
Created 2011
Identifier ISBN: 159420229X, 9781594202292, 9780143120537, 0143120530


An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.


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The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places") is a strategy of memory enhancement which uses vis...

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Extremely fun, easy to read. Loads of related background facts.
It is not a manual for learning the mnemonics methods. Expect to enjoy the book, but look for details on how to employ the methods elsewhere.