Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

With practice, Foer argues, it’s possible for nearly anyone to bend back the “curve of forgetting” in one’s favor, a notion that begins the author’s quest to improve his own memory. The book is largely an account of Foer’s immersion in the world of competitive mnemonists, nearly all of whom claim to possess merely average memories. World Memory Champions, it turns out, aren’t sponges; they’re athletes, and they owe their prowess to training techniques that were once common knowledge... more

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