I was fascinated by this book, so much so that I bought it (in hard copy) for my son-in-law's birthday after listening to it here. The book not only discusses the process of memorizing but also branches into educational theories and other areas that I found very interesting, including so-called idiot savants. It all appeared to be well-researched and documented. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the process of memorizing and in our educational system.
... depending how you use it. Well written, entertaining, and surprising. Who would have thought a book about memorizing stuff would be so interesting? I enjoyed this a lot, and picked up some useful tips to improve my dodgy memory.
Not a great book to listen too. It has math problems etc and it is just hard to really get into while driving a car.
The process behind learning/memorizing, and how the brain works to remember.
A chance to listen while driving.
No, it caused a lot of reflection and thought with respect to how one can apply the processes and understanding to the real world. Could you train children to remember in this way, such that they would be better students?
Information overload, what a great presentation of the way the mind functions and how it can be trained. Trying to figure out how to make it practical is the next step....
This book made me wonder if the memory games would work for me.
Not a favoirte
He allows me to think more about what is being said, and not on what is in front of my eyes.
This was a good listen, it is thought provoking and easy to follow
Really dug this book. Actually practiced one of the memory strategies and got it down. Entertaining and enjoyable read.
This was an absolutely delightful listen - the "story," the factual information, the reader. A must listen for many Audible listeners, great fun!
I'm one of those people who forgets what he had for breakfast, so I thought this book might shed some light on how people with exceptional memories manage to remember thousands of numbers in sequence.
Joshua Foer had an average memory, just like the rest of us, until he decided to follow the "Memory Sport" circuit for a couple of years. He was just an observer, but soon became the national memory champion, proving that anyone can learn to improve their memory.
This book isn't a self-help book and it doesn't spent too much time on techniques or tricks to improve your memory. It's more about the journey itself and that makes it more... memorable.
Book was a fun narrative that was easy to get through and full of fun facts and silly stories. The performance was perfect, matching the tone of the book very well.
Business owner , philanthropist.
If you read a lot of these kinds of books you will notice that this book has the same material as most of the others. Still I like the style and I learned a couple new things.