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Book Review: Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

I decided to purchase this book after watching Joshua Foer’s TED talk regarding feats of memory.

It is a good read and an interesting book. It goes over the general concepts of what may be called the “Memory Palace” memory technique, the very same one used by the title character of the BBC show Sherlock. 401 more words

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One Book, One Oak Park is back for 2015

Last summer, the Oak Park Public Library implemented an adult reading program titled One Book, One Park. The idea was to provide the community with a free and fun way to connect by discussing Joshua Foer’s “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.” 233 more words

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

by Joshua Foer (Penguin 2011; ISBN 978-1-59420-229-2)

Reading this book, I learned a lot that I didn’t know (always a good thing!). Chief among these is perhaps the fact that before people wrote things down, printed them in books, and saved them in digital format, they did not just naturally have better memories than we do; they learned and practiced techniques that enabled them to remember better. 941 more words

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Foer, J. (2011). Moonwalking with Einstein: The art and science of remembering everything. New York: Penguin Press.

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To Remember Better, Build a Mansion in Your Mind

Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, walks us through the process of constructing “memory palaces”—an age-old memorization technique currently exploited by the world’s leading memory champs and mental athletes.

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The Lost Art Of Memorization

The Art Of Memorization goes back to the orators of Classical times, including, so Joshua Foer informs us in Moonwalking With Einstein, Themistocles of Athens and the great orators of Roman times. 1,133 more words

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Improving Memory Through Better Visualization

I voraciously consumed all the Sherlock Holmes stories as a young person, and I remember reading somewhere that Holmes, speaking to Watson, once compared the famous Holmesian memory to an attic… … 1,810 more words

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