Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475973
Category: Science
Page: 320
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141032138
Category: Memory
Page: 307
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'If you want to understand how we remember, and how we can all learn to remember better, then read this book' Jonah Lehrer Can anyone get a perfect memory? Joshua Foer used to be like most of us, forgetting phone numbers and mislaying keys. Then he learnt the art of memory training, and a year later found himself in the finals of the US Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we often forget: that, even in an age of technology, memory is the key to everything we are. In Moonwalking with Einstein he takes us on an astonishing journey through the mind, from ancient 'memory palace' techniques to neuroscience, from the man who can recall nine thousand books to another who constantly forgets who he is. In doing so, Foer shows how we can all improve our memories. 'The most entertaining science book of the year' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'Captivating . . . engaging . . . smart and funny' The New York Times 'Delightful . . . uplifting . . . it shows that our minds can do extraordinary things' Wall Street Journal 'A lovely exploration of the ways that we preserve our lives and our world in the golden amber of human memory' New Scientist

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014195227X
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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'Be prepared to be amazed' Guardian Can anyone get a perfect memory? Joshua Foer used to be like most of us, forgetting phone numbers and mislaying keys. Then he learnt the art of memory training, and a year later found himself in the finals of the US Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we often forget: that, even in an age of technology, memory is the key to everything we are. In Moonwalking with Einstein he takes us on an astonishing journey through the mind, from ancient 'memory palace' techniques to neuroscience, from the man who can recall nine thousand books to another who constantly forgets who he is. In doing so, Foer shows how we can all improve our memories. 'Captivating ... engaging ... smart and funny' The New York Times 'Delightful ... uplifting ... it shows that our minds can do extraordinary things' Wall Street Journal 'Great fun ... a book worth remembering' Independent 'A lovely exploration of the ways that we preserve our lives and our world in the golden amber of human memory' New Scientist

Remember, Remember

Learn the Stuff You Thought You Never Could
Author: Ed Cooke
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141903546
Category: Games
Page: 240
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Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.

How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week

52 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Memory Skills
Author: Dominic O'Brien
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780288166
Category: Self-Help
Page: 175
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Written by eight times World Memory Champion, Dominic O'Brien this book is a complete course in memory enhancement. Dominic takes you step-by-step through an ingenious program of skills, introducing all his tried and tested techniques on which he has built his triumphant championship performances. Pacing the course in line with his expert understanding of how the brain responds to basic memory training, Dominic offers strategies and tips that will expand your mental capacities at a realistic but impressive rate.

Improve Your Memory: Sharpen Focus and Improve Performance

Sharpen Focus and Improve Performance
Author: Mark Channon
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1473613523
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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This new edition of a popular guide to improving your memory will help you improve your performance at work and sharpen your focus. Written by a former memory champion, Improve Your Memory: Sharpen Focus and Improve Performance shows how a radically improved memory can add real value, helping you build your career and your personal life. As well as offering practical techniques to help you remember numbers, dates and facts, it contains innovative insight into new ways of learning and processing information that could completely change your life. It includes the latest scientific perspectives on mental agility and has a motivational approach that will help you develop smart goals and achieve a more focused realization of them.

Your Memory

How It Works and How to Improve It
Author: Kenneth Higbee, Ph.D.,Kenneth L. Higbee, Ph.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738212970
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Work more efficiently at your job? Study less and get better grades? Remember the names and faces of people you meet? The good news is that it's all possible. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Dr. Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics.

Art Of Memory


Author: F A Yates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353615
Category: History
Page: 452
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

You Can Have an Amazing Memory

Learn Life-Changing Techniques and Tips from the Memory Maestro
Author: Dominic O'Brien
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780282060
Category: Self-Help
Page: 244
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Never forget a name or a number again! Dominic O'Brien is legendary for winning the World Memory Championship eight times and outwitting the casinos of Las Vegas to win a fortune at blackjack. Here, for the first time, he reveals his secrets for memory mastery. Follow his brain-boosting techniques and turn your mind into a super-powered computer that will recall PIN numbers with ease, remember directions, and help bring you success in business, leisure, and relationships.

The Memory Book

The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
Author: Harry Lorayne,Jerry Lucas
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307814068
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed--and greater understanding; shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours; dominate social situations, and more. From the Paperback edition.

The Memory Illusion

Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory
Author: Dr Julia Shaw
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473535174
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if our minds have the potential for more profound errors, that enable the manipulation or even outright fabrication of our memories? In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray. She shows why we can sometimes misappropriate other people's memories, subsequently believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of many denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe they had tea with Prince Charles, or committed crimes that never happened. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through simple awareness of its fallibility. Fascinating and unnerving in equal measure, The Memory Illusion offers a unique insight into the human brain, challenging you to question how much you can ever truly know about yourself.

How We Learn

The Surprising Truth about When, where and why it Happens
Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812984293
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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Award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information.--From publisher

Memory Power

You Can Develop a Great Memory--America's Grand Master Shows You How
Author: Scott Hagwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272684
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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A four-time National Memory Champion traces his rise from an average student to the subject of a Wake Forest Medical Center scientific study, sharing step-by-step instructions and memory-bolstering exercises that he used to overcome memory problems and combat the memory-loss side effects of radiation therapy. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

A Few Seconds of Panic

A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL
Author: Stefan Fatsis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097604
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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"An insightful and . . . amusing look at the inner workings of pro football" (The New York Times) from the bestselling author of Word Freak In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis invaded the insular world of competitive Scrabble players, ultimately achieving an expert-level ranking. Now, in his new book, he infiltrates a strikingly different subculture-pro football. After more than a year of preparation, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up-barely-to the rigors of NFL training. And for three months he became a placekicker for the Denver Broncos. Making the most of unprecedented access to an NFL team and its players, and drawing on his own personal experience, Fatsis with wry candor and hard-won empathy unveils the mind of the modern pro athlete and the workings of a storied sports franchise as no writer has before.

Memory Improvement

How to Improve Your Memory in Just 30 Days
Author: Ron White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937918767
Category: Memory
Page: 156
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Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for? * Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the handshake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory? * Or have you ever left a prospect or an important meeting and as you drove away remembered a key point that you should have shared with them? The problem is NOT with your memory. The problem is with the "Filing System" your brain currently uses to store and retrieve memory items. Change the filing system and you'll double and even triple your memory comprehension. Two-time USA Memory Champion Ron White will teach you the same 2,000-year-old memory method that he has already taught thousands to: * Give presentations and speeches without notes... * Memorize chapters of books word for word... * Retain information from workshops or training classes... * Improve your grades and study skills... * Remember names and faces, even years later... * Routinely memorize 100 digit numbers after hearing them only once... * And lots more! Includes an offer for a FREE video of Easy As 1-2-3 Memory Tricks

Atlas Obscura

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Author: Joshua Foer,Dylan Thuras,Ella Morton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118967X
Category: Travel
Page: 480
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Unlimited Memory

How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster
Author: Kevin Horsley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548879747
Category:
Page: 78
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Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s). This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Heat Wave

The Life and Career of Ethel Waters
Author: Donald Bogle
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006204172X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 656
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“Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian.” —Spike Lee “Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film.” —Vogue From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge and Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks, a groundbreaking history of African American portrayals in Hollywood, comes the long-awaited, definitive biography of one of America’s brightest and most troubled theatrical stars: actress and singer Ethel Waters. In Heat Wave, Bogle explores Waters’ relationships with other performing greats, including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vincent Minnelli, and many others, and paints a vivid, deeply human portrait of this legendary performer—a must-read for any fan of jazz, blues, and classic American cinema.

The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments


Author: Lynne Kelly
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681773821
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places—and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has since identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long. The henges across northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, the statues of Easter Island—these all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorize the vast amounts of information they needed to survive. But how? For the first time, Dr. Klly unlocks the secret of these monuments and their uses as "memory places" in her fascinating book. Additionally, The Memory Code also explains how we can use this ancient mnemonic technique to train our minds in the tradition of our forbearers.