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.
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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141032138

Category: Memory

Page: 307

View: 1150

'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
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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
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Remember, Remember

Learn the Stuff You Thought You Never Could

Author: Ed Cooke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903546

Category: Games

Page: 240

View: 3969

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.
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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

View: 1900

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.
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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

View: 8156

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.
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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.
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Art Of Memory

Author: F A Yates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136353615

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 321

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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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

View: 6907

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.
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How To Be Clever

Author: Ben Pridmore

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257099043

Category: Intellect

Page: 76

View: 1940

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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.
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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.
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Memory Improvement

How to Improve Your Memory in Just 30 Days

Author: Ron White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937918767

Category: Memory

Page: 156

View: 7793

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
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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.
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The Einstein Factor

A Proven New Method for Increasing Your Intelligence

Author: Win Wenger, Ph.D.,Richard Poe

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1524762229

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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"The Einstein Factor liberates mental abilities you didn’t know you had. I tried the techniques in the book and they paid off instantly. It’s almost scary."—Duncan Maxwell Anderson, senior editor, Success. New research suggests that the superior achievements of famous thinkers may have been more the result of mental conditioning than genetic superiority. Now you can learn to condition your mind in the same way and improve your performance in virtually all aspects of mental ability, including memory, quickness, IQ, and learning capacity. Intelligence pioneer Dr. Win Wenger has identified the tools you need to reach greater levels of sharpness, insight, and overall intelligence. Using Wenger’s Image Streaming technique, you learn to bypass inhibitions and access the hypernormal capabilities hidden in your own subconscious. Discover how you can: ·Improve your memory ·Read faster and learn more quickly ·Solve problems like a genius ·Score higher on tests ·Build self-esteem ·Induce a state of total creative absorption ·Access powerful subconscious insights through visualization ·Increase your intelligence The Einstein Factor is your key to living an extraordinarily effective and creative life!
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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

View: 3831

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.
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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.
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Heat Wave

The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Author: Donald Bogle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006204172X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 4079

“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.
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Pieces of Light

How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts

Author: Charles Fernyhough

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062237942

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 5817

Shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Leading psychologist Charles Fernyhough blends the most current science with literature and personal stories in Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts. A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather than possessing fixed, unchanging memories, they have found that we create recollections anew each time we are called upon to remember. According to psychologist Charles Fernyhough, remembering is an act of narrative imagination as much as it is the product of a neurological process. An NPR and Psychology Today contributor, Dr. Fernyhough guides readers through the fascinating new science of autobiographical memory, covering topics such as: navigation, imagination, and the power of sense associations to cue remembering. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, Pieces of Light brings together science and literature, the ordinary and the extraordinary, to help us better understand our powers of recall and our relationship with the past.
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