If you have seen the series ‘Sherlock’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, you most likely remember the Mind Palace. However, this isn’t fiction. In fact, it is very much reality for some, and with a little training, you can be able to remember everything you read, everyone you meet, and every place you have ever been, quite vividly.
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. Written in a form of memoir, we follow Joshua’s way to the mental olympics of the US. On his way, he reflects on the shape and size of the human memory and consciousness. In the book, Joshua reveals a few techniques for enhancing your own memory, and a few suggestions for additional literature.
Memo by Oddbjorn By. Here is the practical guide. A list of techniques to enhance you memories, beautifully systemized. I recommend this books to especially students as a lot of the exercises involves remembering courses you have in school, such as literature, history and math. However, I believe the techniques to be universal, and they have worked great for me in other areas too.
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. While this is a book about rapid decision making, it concerns itself a great deal with memory. Gladwell gives training your memory a higher purpose than just remembering strings of digits or memorizing a deck of cards. Training your memory will eventually change your life, and Gladwell will show you what you can look forward to.
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