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Joshua Foer is coming out with a book in the Spring 2011 about memory competition. The title is "Einstein Walking on the Moon". There are reviews of this book on some reader websites so I'm wondering if it is already published elsewhere (UK). I think the title suggests person-action-object number mnemonics.
I picked up Thomas Harris's "Hannibal" from Goodwill a while ago after reading how the character in the book (Hannibal Lector) uses memory palaces. I think in the afterward Harris makes reference to Frances Yates's work.
There are few books by memory champs, or not enough. Junior memory champ Christiane Stenger's A Sheep Falls From the Tree covers a lot of the basics and is helpful. She gives helpful and practical advice on how to develop journeys and how to create effective visualization of pegs. Of course, I would have no problem if this work or O'Brien's or Hagwood's word were 1500 pages. But I think a lot of developing memory techniques and how to train as a mnemonist is simply doing it. I have a copy of Stenger's book on my iPad Kindle app.
I really like your blog! I'm just starting out in this world of memory improvement myself. Specifically I'm hoping to learn how to memorize poetry. I'm wondering if you might be able to tell me which of the books you mention above would be most helpful for that.
Josh - great blog! I would highly recommend that you read "The Memory Book" by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. You may not learn anything new from it, but I'm quite sure that you will enjoy it immensely! The best parts of the book are the conversations between Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas (of the NY Knickerbockers) that open most chapters and are scattered about the book. It's obvious that these two guys became fast friends, and the stories that they share about how they became interested in memory systems are very entertaining to read. It's a classic...
josh,i just ordered it, so i'll have to let you know. in the description of the book, it says that hughes discusses his "memory system" in the introductory essay, but it doesn't say how detailed or elaborate a discussion it is. it seems worth checking out though, especially because amazon has used copies for a penny.jacob
I would recommend adding "Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It" by Kenneth Higbee to the list. It's a good book to understand the science behind memory techniques, as the author is both a user of the techniques, and a psychology professor (it makes a change from other books which tend to be by people who understand the techniques, or understand the science, but not both).
I just finished reading "Moonwalking with Einstein" by Joshua Foer....Excellent book!! I'm hooked, I now want to keep learning more memory technics... The "Memory Palace" was so easy to learn and use... matter of fact, it works too good, I can not seem to get the example in the book out of my head....Great website... I'll be coming back often...Jim
I am aware this is an old post and an old discussion but I stumbled upon your blod moments ago and feel I can contribute. I recommend Ray Sahelion's book Mind Boosters. I received it for Christmas and read it shortly thereafter. It's a wonderful exploration of natural supplements, vitamins and herbs (many of which I now use daily) that improve brain health and thus cognitive function, particularly memory. Ensuring optimal brain health along with giving it the occasional chemical boost is surely beneficial when trying to master your memory.
Scott Hagwood is my favorite author. Memory power is the best memory book I have ever read. I highly recommend it. He understands memory well and his concept of "continents" of memory is fundamental to a good grasp of what memory is. A stepping stone book. I have read many books on memory. His is the best
Hello Josh, I just started to research on memory. could you recommend a book on remembering sports or martial arts? I started taking Wing Chun Kung Fu about 9 months ago( after watching the IP Man movies) and moved from Oklahoma to Minnesota and its a different system of wing chun. so I am having to learn a new system and I realized this system does not have hardly anything on you tube like the other system I had trained in..
Thank you for supplying the booklist and blog. There is a book called "Memorize the faith" by Kevin Vost, Ph.D. Does anyone have information on how Griots memorized the history going back hundreds of years of their people..what techniques they used?...I understand that they used music, objects, etc., as part of their methodology....I am currently using Dr. Fursts book, 'stop forgetting', Tony Buzan's book "Use your perfect memory". Jerry Lucas' book "Names and faces made easy", and some of "How to develop a brilliant memory week by week" by Dominic O'Brien to share this information with my niece. Just received in the mail by the amazing kreskin 'how to improve your memory and stop losing things' mislabeled DVD when it is a CD, where it was carefully not revealed the length of this item to be eighteen minutes; I found it to be a review of a few now standard techniques, cost about $5. plus shipping..for me a waste of time.
hi josh how are u ?please i need ur advice regarding improving memory, learning techniques which books do u recommend ?i am a medical graduate preparing for medical profession exams like usmle ,mcceeplease can u guide me how improve my performance and memorize and recall maximum amount information effectively and rapidly pls reply
"Excellent and Practical Review of How to Improve Memory Function, October 25, 2013By Anonymous - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Memory Power 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Better Learning for Students, Businesspeople, and Seniors (Paperback)I'm a neuroscience physician and scientist. I read this book to learn techniques to improve my learning and memory. Although I have a very academic background, I've actually always struggled on standardized tests and learning large quantities of information quickly in school. That is why I picked up this book.
The memory techniques described have a range of applications from someone who is looking forward to taking their boards again (me) to younger students and the elderly who feel their memory is declining. The book dispels many common myths, which is helpful. There are outlines at the end of each chapter that make concepts easy to review.
Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. Not the best book on memory, but by far think the most scientifically well informed (900+meta-analysis) and interesting book about what we know about learning. A must for all teachers. 2b1af7f3a8