Moonwalking with Einstein
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
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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.
Really enjoyed this!
A good read on a subject that could have been a convoluted and boring read! The author has a flowing style that profusely uses examples that are both explanatory and visual, as well as a pleasing amount of humor. I'm left with the reality that my old age memory is decidedly better than I'd been rating it.
An enjoyable read!
How does memory work for us?
I wondered why memory is important in the is era of electronic schedules and Google searches. This book reminds us. It teaches some about the neuroscience of memory without too much jargon. It reminds of the important role memory played in history and it gives us insight into how to make memory better, but leaves us hanging until the end as to why someone would spend so much time learning to memorize a deck of cards in under 60 seconds. Memory is what makes us human.