Moonwalking with Einstein : The Art and

Moonwalking with Einstein : The Art and (English, Paperback, Joshua Foer)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780141032139, 0141032138
    • Edition: 2012
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    Moonwalking With Einstein is a book that describes the author’s journey as he prepared to participate in the US Memory Championship, and the discoveries he made on the way.

    Summary Of The Book

    Memory is a faculty that humans make use of every minute of the day without even thinking about it. Every activity involves recalling something. When a person speaks or writes, they are recalling their repository of word and grammar rules and semantics and structure, even simple calculations involve the use of memory to think of numbers and arithmetic rules.

    The author of Moonwalking With Einstein is a science journalist who was assigned to cover the 2005 US Memory Championship. He was intrigued not just by the competition but also by the competitors themselves, who were a mixed bunch, mostly just ordinary people with no special gifts. They just worked hard to improve their memory.

    This enticed the author to see if he could prepare for the next year’s championship, if he could train himself within a year to match the other participants. So, he embarked on a journey, under the tutelage of a young man from Oxford.

    He shares with the readers many fascinating discoveries he made on the way, interesting facts about the brain and memory and the way they work. For instance, he says that the human brain has not changed much since the Stone Age, just the ways in which the brain is used have changed. He also discusses the many different forms of mnemonics that memory champions make use of.

    He meets a man who learnt Spanish in a single weekend, and the original Rain Man, Kim Peek, whose talents included the ability to recite Shakespeare’s entire canon of work, and the ability to memorize the text of over 9000 books. He learns memory techniques like the memory palace. In this method, a person imagines themselves walking through a building that is familiar to them, placing facts they want to remember in different places in that building. Another technique is to associate sets of data to some weird scenario.

    The author derived the title from that idea. Foer memorized a deck of cards by imagining himself Moonwalking With Einstein, a picturesque idea that helped him remember the entire deck and actually win the 2006 US Memory Championship.

    About Joshua Foer

    Joshua Foer is a freelance science journalist.

    Joshua Foer was born in 1982, and is a graduate of Yale University. He is the 2006 US Memory Champion. The inspiration for his participation in the contest and his journey while training for it are described in his book, Moonwalking With Einstein. His journalistic work has appeared in publications like The Washington Post and The New York Times.

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    • 2012
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    • Joshua Foer
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    thanks Joshua Foer. Your book helped me a lot.

    this book is great. it gives a inside view into hacking your memory. i just read it twice and it helped me get a prize in a memory championship of my college. The tricks also helped me remember all the important points of a chapter for exams. must read as it shows many tricks and methods about how you can improve your memory. must read and kudos for Joshua Foer.
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    Vishal Bambhaniya

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    inspiring

    yes we do get to know about how to sharpen our memory but more than thet you get the lesson that one can achieve anything if he wants...its the journey of a jounalist from a having a normal memory like us to winning a memory championship. this book is about the methods he learnt during this journey. memorising is not considered good....i mean relative to understanding the data u have to learn but by the end of this book ur view will change.
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    Aishwarya Pahwa

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    Great book

    Very interesting book. It's not a self-help book or a step by step guide to improving your memory, but gives a fascinating insight into how our memory works.
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    Krishnamohan

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    Self Help Book...!!!

    You want to enhance your memorization capabilities....and you are a vivid reader then this is for you. Moonwalking With Einstein is a book that describes the author’s journey as he prepared to participate in the US Memory Championship, and the discoveries he made on the way.

    Memory is a faculty that humans make use of every minute of the day without even thinking about it. Every activity involves recalling something. When a person speaks or writes, they are recalling their repository of wor...
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    Manish Seta

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    You wont put this book down!

    A spellbinding read.. !! If you'd like to pay some heed to the most lonely and neglected thing in your body... your Brain. Its is filled with facts, stories and techniques that'll drive you crazy.. for perfection.. in every facet of your life. Using your brain.. is being human.. isn't it!
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    Siddharth Shukla

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    Good quality product

    Good product. Nice delivery.
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    Biswajit Mandal

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    Fabulous!

    Absolutely awesome
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    Perfect product!

    GREAT BOOK so it changed my mind a little
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    Sun

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    Highly recommended

    it's good
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    Veera Sai

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    Wonderful

    this is really very nyc book
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    Questions and Answers
    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 champ.so it has all the info of all the things he did.
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