Moonwalking with Einstein
Score: 3.5
From 122 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1101475978


Moonwalking with Einstein Book Description :

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.

Moonwalking with Einstein
Score: 3.5
From 122 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1101475978


Moonwalking with Einstein Book Description :

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.

Do Not Cast Me Away

Do Not Cast Me Away


  • Author : Paul Rader
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725251762


Do Not Cast Me Away Book Description :

The quick facts are these: Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only cause of death in the top ten in America that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured. In 2015, dementias cost our nation an estimated $226 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to as high as $1.1 trillion. Dementias not only affect individuals and their families, they plague us in other kinds of ways, as well. What happens when the owner of the most important company in town begins to be affected? Or a surgeon at the hospital? Or the pastor of your church? No place that involves people is immune. If dementia has not come to your pulpit, it will. It most assuredly has arrived already in your congregation. The aim of this book is to demystify dementia in order to encourage families and congregations to respond to it in meaningful, helpful, and faithful ways. This is a conversation we all need to enter. Like it or not, dealing with dementia is now part of the stewardship of our lives together.

Memory Craft

Memory Craft


  • Author : Lynne Kelly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643133812


Memory Craft Book Description :

Our brain is a muscle. Like our bodies, it needs exercise. In the last few hundred years, we have stopped training our memories and we have lost the ability to memorize large amounts of information— something our ancestors could do with ease. After discovering that the true purpose of monuments like Easter Island and Stonehenge were to act as memory palaces, Kelly takes this knowledge and introduces us to the best memory techniques humans have ever devised, from ancient times and the Middle Ages to methods used by today’s memory athletes. A memory champion herself, Kelly tests all these methods and demonstrate the extraordinary capacity of our brains at any age. For anyone who needs to memorize a speech or a script, learn anatomy or a foreign language, or prepare for an exam, Memory Craft offers proven techniques and simple strategies for anyone who has trouble remembering names or dates, or for older people who want to keep their minds agile. In addition to getting in touch with our own human and anthropological foundations, Memory Craft shows how all things mnemonic can be playful, creative, and fun.

Practice Perfect

Practice Perfect


  • Author : Doug Lemov
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118231258


Practice Perfect Book Description :

Rules for developing talent with disciplined, deliberate, intelligent practice We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, sometimes to the point of obsession, but if we really wanted to see greatness—wanted to cheer for it, see it happen, understand what made it happen—we'd spend our time watching, obsessing on, and maybe even cheering the practices instead. This book puts practice on the front burner of all who seek to instill talent and achievement in others as well as in themselves. This is a journey to understand that practice, not games, makes champions. In this book, the authors engage the dream of better, both in fields and endeavors where participants know they should practice and also in those where many do not yet recognize the transformative power of practice. And it’s not just whether you practice. How you practice may be a true competitive advantage. Deliberately engineered and designed practice can revolutionize our most important endeavors. The clear set of rules presented in Practice Perfect will make us better in virtually every performance of life. The “how-to” rules of practice cover such topics as rethinking practice, modeling excellent practice, using feedback, creating a culture of practice, making new skills stick, and hiring for practice. Discover new ways to think about practice. Learn how to design successful practice. Apply practice across a wide range of realms, both personal and professional The authors include specific activities to jump-start practice Doug Lemov is the best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion A hands-on resource to practice, the rules within will help to create positive outliers and world-changing reservoirs of talent.

Mnemonics Memory Palace Book One and Two

Mnemonics Memory Palace Book One and Two


  • Author : Sjur Midttun
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1311802541


Mnemonics Memory Palace Book One and Two Book Description :

"How to Build Mnemonics Memory Palaces" (books one and two) is a no-nonsense, practical guide on how to conceive and build memory palaces, and exactly how to feed them with information that you want to memorize. The book is full of examples, making it easier to understand. In the book you will get the answer to many questions, including the following: What is a memory palace? How do you build your first couple of memory palaces. Unlike other popular books on the subject, like "Moonwalking with Einstein", the book "How to Build a Mnemonic Memory Palace" focuses on practical, hands on advice. Information that will get you started making your own memory palaces from day one. In book two the focus is on deepening the knowledge of the techniques that were outlined in book one, including learning a system for memorizing playing cards.Memory palaces are an ancient, yet somehow forgotten, method of memorizing all kinds of information. Before the printing press was invented, content was passed on verbally from person to person. And using the Greek tradition of memory palaces, scholars could store vast amounts of information. These techniques have seen an increased interest lately, and many people who have been inspired by memory palaces from TV-series like "Sherlock" or books like "Hannibal", want to find a way to easily get started making memory palaces. "How to Build a Mnemonic Memory Palace" literally takes you by the hand and walks you through the process, step by step.

Make It Stick
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Make It Stick


  • Author : Peter C. Brown
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674419384


Make It Stick Book Description :

Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Remember  Remember

Remember Remember


  • Author : Ed Cooke
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141903545


Remember Remember Book Description :

Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.

Use Your Head

Use Your Head


  • Author : Tony Buzan
  • Publisher : Rajpal & Sons
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Brain
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 8131730743


Use Your Head Book Description :

Your Memory
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Your Memory


  • Author : Kenneth L. Higbee, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release Date : 2008-03-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738212975


Your Memory Book Description :

Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Work more efficiently at your job? Study less and get better grades? Remember the names and faces of people you meet? The good news is that it's all possible. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Dr. Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics.