First if all the author's style of writing was very enjoyable even though the subject matter could be some what boring. secondly, as far as i gathered the book is not supposed to be a step by step or how to litrture on memory teachniques like POA, memory palace etc... However it does give specific instructions on those teachniques. Finally, what i come out with from the book a very solid overall understanding on the world of memory training and competition and i imagine any one interested in the subject of memory improvment will find the book an excellent introduction as the author provides many more sources plus he gives an excellent over view.
This story was very interesting and easy to listen to. The book delves into the mechanics of memory and memory competitions just enough to help the reader learn the concepts but not too deep to leave the reader bored. It will definitely spark your curiosity into learning more about your own memory capabilities.
I've actually considered giving up on this book a couple of times, but I'm glad I didn't. This is not a book from which you can learn memory techniques, but rather gain a little insight into how our brain works and learn a lot about the history of education and perception of wit
Although I thought the book would provide more practical advice on techniques, I must admit I liked the story is awesome. The narration is very nice, too.
K. Gregg Boles
This was an interesting story about memory techniques and the subculture of memory competitors. I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
I would recommend with the understanding that this teaches very few ways to increase one's memory but it a good first read/listen for anyone that is wondering about the extent at which these tricks are helpful.
The author's travels to those with memory conditions and how they have helped neuroscience.
Practice, practice, practice.