Summary of Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer | Includes Analysis Moonwalking with Einstein recounts author Joshua Foer's yearlong journey from participant-journalist covering the national memory championships to becoming the 2006 USA World Memory Champion. Other segments offer a journalistic history of the human relationship with memory, addressing its failings, its successes, and its limitations. Most people operate according to a series of misconceptions about human memory. Above all, many believe that they have an average brain and are therefore incapable of performing mental feats such as swiftly memorizing a deck of playing cards shuffled into random order. This belief, however, is false. Memory champions are no smarter than anyone else and have unremarkable brains from a biological standpoint. The difference is in how memory champions use their brain. They employ techniques and training to overcome shortcomings that are hard-wired into the human brain anatomy. Even those who appear to possess a photographic memory likely do not, and are instead employing other memorization techniques. PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Moonwalking with Einstein: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Equitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062997/bk_acx0_062997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saul Dawson-Smith can memorise the sequence of a shuffled deck of cards in under a minute; he can recite pi to a thousand decimal places and he remembers every conversation he's ever had. He is 10 years old. Howard McNamee is 28: lonely, overweight and poorly-educated. He lives in the north of England, far from the scene of his difficult Glasgow childhood, in the home he shared with his mother before she died. Struggling to pay his rent with a succession of menial jobs, Howard comes home each day and talks to the late Mrs McNamee, as he sits in front of the wardrobe that still contains her clothes. Through a series of unexpected events, these two solitary people find themselves forming an unlikely friendship, as Howard is taken under the wing of Saul's parents, thrust into a life in London (where he makes new friends, tries to navigate a bewildering new city, and accidentally acquires a Russian internet fiancee) and Saul prepares himself for the World Memory Championships - the event he has been training for his whole life. But as the pressure mounts on the little boy, and his well-meaning but single-minded parents grow increasingly less able to see beyond their own ambitions for their son, Howard realises he must act to save his small friend from a life of soul-destroying competitions and unbearable expectation. The decision he reaches turns all of their lives upside-down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Moody. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000716/bk_boli_000716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Develop a quantum memory so powerful, you're like a human computer! You'll learn to remember names, faces, numbers, birthdays, dates, appointments, or any sequence of numbers you want. Once you have unleashed your memory power there will be no limits to the type or quantity of information you wish to store. In this Quantum Memory Power program I am going to explain a system that I developed which I believe has been pivotal in enabling me to win those World Memory Championships. It is so devastatingly effective that unfortunately for me, my rivals in competition are now using this system to try to beat me and one or two are getting too close for comfort. With each powerful technique I give you, I'll give you practical applications and exercises to test and strengthen your abilities in each area. You'll be using your imagination and creative powers in ways you never imagined to gain speed, accuracy and poise in the development of your own special quantum memory powers. In Quantum Memory Power, you'll learn: How your brain operates To improve your decision making powers The exciting world of mnemonic symbols. A powerful way to remember directions To develop laser-sharp concentration How to ace a tough job interview Developing a mental fact file An increased sense of self-confidence To memorize a deck of cards and gigantic numbers You're about to take the journey of a lifetime. I guarantee, you never realized that learning could be such fun. Develop a quantum memory! See you at the next World Memory Championship! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic O'Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000150/bk_ntgl_000150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.