The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain.
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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Gode afsnit og perspektivering om hvad hukommelse er i forhold til dannelse, men også lidt rodet i forhold til indhold; vil den underholde med beskrivelser af følelser, eller vil den uddanne?
Hyggelig historie, måske lidt omstændelig i fortælling og lidt Amerikansk :)
Marie Louise Nyegaard
A fun and interesting read about memory and performance
A spend a good time with Mr Foer and KL7. Foers immerse himself in the memory circuit in order to become a contender for the American title of memory master. Along the way, investigating the history of memory technics, writhing and its relationship with IQ.
I really recommend this book: