Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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Thorndike Press, 2011 - Psychology - 475 pages
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On average people squander forty days annually compensating for things they’ve forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of them. But after a year of memory training he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. In Moonwalking with Einstein he draws on cutting-edge research a surprising cultural history of memory and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering.

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This book delves into the history of memory – how it's been used throughout history, the study of it, etc. - and also the journey of the author as he goes from a man with an “average” memory to the U ... Read full review

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I've always been fascinated by the role memory plays in...well, being human. This book explores just that with an enjoyable mixture of history, philosophy, science, and personal experience with memory ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Joshua Foeris the cofounder and chairman of Atlas Obscura. He is also the author of "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything", a bestseller published in 33 languages, and a forthcoming book about the world's last hunter-gatherers.

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