Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Paperback)
This entertaining read is part character study of the "mental athletes" of the competitive memory circuit and part primer on cognitive psychology. Learn about techniques for memorizing Homeric Poems and why teenagers today have trouble remembering their own phone numbers as you follow the author's preparations for the U.S. Memory Championships. If you work Sudoku or crossword puzzles to stay mentally sharp, you will probably benefit from some of the techniques described in this book. With the application of a few simple tricks, you will never forget an item on your grocery list again!— From Bill recommends...
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory
An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top -mental athletes.- He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.
About the Author
Joshua Foer was born in Washington, DC in 1982 and lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Dinah. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, the New York Times, and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the architectural design competition, Sukkah City. Moonwalking with Einstein is his first book.