Moonwalking With Einstein

Moonwalking With Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781594202292
Branch Call Number: 153.14 FOE 2011 22
Characteristics: 307 p

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vpazreads Oct 16, 2017

As a journalist becomes a "guinea pig" in the world of memory championships, he explores the history and science of human memory. From ancient storytellers through the evolution of written language, memory has long been prized as a sign of intellect. Though there are some tips on training your memory, this thought-provoking book is more philosophical than a how-to guide.

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Mark196710
Dec 12, 2016

I quite enjoyed this book. Filled with facts about the human brain and memory woven into a story.

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empbee
Dec 15, 2015

Entertaining book with ancient tricks but questionable results.

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epelto12
Oct 30, 2015

This book was very interesting and filled with many facts about the human brain and memory. I personally found it to be a really slow read, but I'm glad I finished it. It was just alright.

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rswcove
Mar 26, 2015

This is not the best book on memory techniques, but it is a very good book on the subject, especially for the uninitiated. And if you would like a fun and enjoyable read to get you started, this would be the place to start. From here read "Mind Performance Hacks"

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ecvantassel
Nov 22, 2014

Very enjoyable and captivating book. Opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed. I was fascinated enough to dive into many other books concerning memory, but this is definitely a great initiation into the subject. It was very objectively written and winked at absurdity of the subject while yet drawing you into the personalities and the science of it.

Very Interesting information definitely a must read.

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joshuaadler
Apr 22, 2014

Bill Gates reading list 2014

runfastread Mar 18, 2014

The unlikely journey of an ordinary reporter to a U.S. Memory Champion. Ever heard of the World Memory Championships? Find out! You and the author learn to apply techniques that call on imagination as much as memory - learn about creating your own memory palaces and memorizing all kinds of lists! A book that really makes you think - and remember!

JCLLauraH May 20, 2013

Very interesting psychological information about memory and cognition. This isn't a step-by-step guide to memory training but I was definitely able to take some of the techniques and use them without a lot of work, and the book convinced me it doesn't really take much to pull off pretty incredible feats of remembering.

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Sep 29, 2011

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