Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Paperback)

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Have you ever lost your car keys?  How about the whole car?  You aren't
alone!  Author Joshua Foer has been there, and he's competed in the U.S.
Memory Championship!  In his new book, Moonwalking with Einstein, Foer
explains that those who possess seemingly photographic memories are
likely no different from you and me.  In fact, people with great
memories rarely have above average  IQs.  What they do possess, is
knowledge of long used memorization techniques.  In an age where books
were incredibly rare, the only practical means of possessing them was to
memorize them, which is why many ancient text are actually elaborate
poems (Beowulf, The Odyssey, The Iliad).  As Foer explores this
underground world of memory champions and their techniques, we learn
that these are techniques that can be employed by just about anyone to
memorize simple things like a to-do list or even longer more complicated
items like credit card numbers.  Moonwalking with Einstein is not just a
great piece of investigative journalism but a guide we can all use to
vastly improve our memories... if we just put our mind to it.

— Matt

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846140297
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publication Date: April 2011
Pages: 307
 

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