Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer Paperback, 307 pages; 2012 (2011)
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When he covered the 2005 U.S.A. Memory Championships, journalist Josh Foer was astonished that many of the contestants claimed to have average mental capacities, despite the fact that they could memorize the order of shuffled decks of playing cards, remember a series of thousands of random digits, and recall lists of hundreds of words. When one "mental athlete" even claimed that Foer himself could win the event with only a year of training, the writer took the challenge. This smart and funny memoir chronicles "the year [he] spent trying to train [his] memory, and also trying to understand it." Along with his compelling personal adventure, Moonwalking with Einstein offers a foray into the absolutely fascinating history of memory, an accessible and revelatory look at the mysterious workings of the brain, and a scientifically sound guide to time-tested, remarkably simple, and sometimes blush-inducing techniques for improving one's own memory. Amazing! (AG)

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