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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On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we too often forget: In every way, we are the sum of our memories. In Moonwalking with Einstein Foer draws on cutting-edge research, the cultural history of memory and the techniques of 'mental atheletes' to transform our understanding of human remembering. He learns the ancient methods used by Cicero and Medieval scholars. He meets amnesiacs, neuroscientists and savants - including a man who claims to have memorized more than nine thousand books. In doing so, he reveals the hidden impact of memory on our lives, and shows how we can all dramatically improve our memories. At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer's book is a quest to resurrect the gift we all possess, but that too often slips our minds.

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.

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.

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.

How to Remember Anything

The Proven Total Memory Retention System
Author: Dean Vaughn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466815957
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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The Only Book of Its Kind—Build Memory Power Whether You're 8 or 80 Dean Vaughn's How to Remember Anything is a remarkable system for harnessing your brain's capacity for memory. Vaughn's user-friendly ten-step system goes beyond the drills and repetitions many of us learned as children by tapping into the power of sight and hearing. Visualizations, sound-alike words, and odd juxtapositions of objects (the more illogical the better) are some of the elements of Vaughn's sure-fire program to remember and retain everything from the names of the presidents of the United States to birthdays and appointments. Millions of individuals have benefited from this remarkable, proven memory system. You will too! How to Remember Anything will help you remember: * names and faces * vocabulary and world languages * where you put things * numbers, reports and meeting agendas * appointments, birthdays and anniversaries * your schedule and things to do * how to speak in public without notes * geography, geometry * ANYTHING!

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.

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.

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.

Mind the Memory Palace

Learn to Memorize Anything
Author: Scott Hughey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534743182
Category:
Page: 196
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I have an addictive personality. It's why I can juggle, why I'm not allowed to gamble, why I've seen every episode of the new Doctor Who, and why I hate my boss. This is all his fault. But thanks to him buying a Rubik's cube for the company to enjoy at break time, this book exists. Take a similar journey to my own. You don't even need a Rubik's cube. This book isn't about solving puzzles. Instead, it teaches how to turn your mind into a Memory Palace that can store anything. What do you need to learn? Phone numbers, random facts, the names of people you've met, every state and its capital, or the precise order of a randomly shuffled deck of cards? I give you the keys to the items you need to remember. Whether it's to impress somebody, to stop relying so much on smart phones for remembering, or just to enjoy the parts where I talk about Star Wars and Doctor Who, there's something here for everyone.

How We Learn

The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812993896
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, 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. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore. By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that’s because the research defies what we’ve been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn. The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage. Praise for How We Learn “This book is a revelation. I feel as if I’ve owned a brain for fifty-four years and only now discovered the operating manual.”—Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff and Gulp “A welcome rejoinder to the faddish notion that learning is all about the hours put in.”—The New York Times Book Review “A valuable, entertaining tool for educators, students and parents.”—Shelf Awareness “How We Learn is more than a new approach to learning; it is a guide to making the most out of life. Who wouldn’t be interested in that?”—Scientific American “I know of no other source that pulls together so much of what we know about the science of memory and couples it with practical, practicable advice.”—Daniel T. Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia From the Hardcover edition.

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

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.

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.

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.

Secrets of Mental Math

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307347466
Category: Mathematics
Page: 224
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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.