Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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  • Joshua Foer
  • English

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.

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  • English
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • 9780141952277
Publication Date
  • 2011-04-07
File Size
  • 2.03 MB
Ratings & Reviews
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Beautiful Journey

I never knew what the book was about. But reading it was a wonderful experience. Those who want to explore what one's memory is capable of, should seriously consider taking this journey. Though it is not a self help guide, but it surely makes you ponder about your own memory power.

Sagar Chauhan

Certified Buyer, Surat

May, 2014

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Q:will thos book help u to increase memory power?? has it got some good tips written on it?? or its only based on history of memory stuff,??
A:it's like a man's journey to being a memory it has all the info of all the things he did.
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