Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest. Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It. Front Cover. Kenneth L. Higbee Overall this is a great book to help you grasp how your memory functions. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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Your mileage may vary, but I dislike breathless hype or a carnival barker-style hard sell. But I thought this made for a much more educational, much easier read.
Your Memory : Kenneth L. Higbee :
The organization of the chapters related to the memory techniques was the most impressive. A highly informative and useful book. It’s pages long, and starts providing useful information around page It lays everything out in easy to understand instructions and lists a few dorky “party tricks” you can do with some of the techniques though who’s really going to entertain friends with “memory feats”?
But whatever you do, learn about mnemonics. What was the first item? Reading this book – admittedly over a long period – reminded me of a TED talk I once watched.
Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It
May 01, Lance Agena rated it really liked it. I find such a tone more engaging. Honestly, I feel this book isn’t best served as a book you read from start to finish and that’s it.
I believe it strikes a better balance between dumbing down a technical topic and making the practical advice more accessible. After watching that video, even though much of what he spoke about had fallen through the filter by the end, I was left with a hovering optimism that anything can be achieved with some hard concentration and the right motive.
If you have no interest in the science, or why we forget and why we remember, or the basic principles behind remembering, you might prefer one of the popular memory books that jump right in. Or I get one crazy set of connections mixed up with another. Overall this is a great book to help you grasp how your memory functions and ways to help remember things. I can see how these methods could be really life enhancing if practiced regularly.
Your Memory : How it Works and How to Improve it
As stated in the introduction, this book was not intended for the casual reader to read through like a novel, but is also less technical than a textbook on memory.
Much in the same way, this book shows that with not much time you can become accomplished at tasks you once would have thought tedious and otherworldly. The order hibee hanging doesn’t matter, because all your “pegs” are numbered. Well, I yor most of this book and then, well And it also feels great to remember effortlessly to more things than you could before. Sep 27, Arif Vakil is currently reading it.
Then, have your friend read them aloud to you, pausing for ten seconds in between words to give you enough time to form your own vivid and absurd associations. I absolutely loved this book! They create structure and meaning where there otherwise is none, and somehow, your brain takes care of the yoru.
Then, to memorize a numbered list of, say, 20 items, you associate each item with the corresponding “peg word. Excellent book with really practical information.
The book was originally written as a textbook for his memory students and thus thoroughly explains all the memory techniques. It’d start with an introduction, then teaching the technique, then how well it works. Those who want to understand and improve memory.
This book merely gives you techniques to memorize things mfmory lists, names or associations and helps you understand what current science understands of your memory.
Lists with This Book. Jan 25, Brian Welsch rated it really liked it.