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The mind of a mnemonist : a little book about a vast memory

Author: A R Lurii︠a︡
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1987, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Mind of a Mnemonist" is a rare phenomenon a scientific study that transcends its data and, in the manner of the best fictional literature, fashions a portrait of an unforgettable human being.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A R Lurii︠a︡
ISBN: 0674576225 9780674576223
OCLC Number: 59832226
Language Note: Translation of: Malenʹkaı︠a︡ knizhka o bolʹshoı̆ pamiati.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic, 1968 ; London : Cape, 1969.
Description: xxv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword to the 1987 Edition Foreword to the First Edition Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Beginning of the Research 3. His Memory The Initial Facts Synesthesia Words and Images Difficulties Eidotechnique The Art Of Forgetting 4. His World People and Things Words 5. His Mind His Strong Points His Weak Points 6. His Control of Behavior The Objective Data A Pew Words About Magic 7. His Personality
Other Titles: Malenʹkaı︠a︡ knizhka o bolʹshoı̆ pamiati.
Responsibility: A.R. Luria ; translated from the Russian by Lynn Solotaroff ; with a new foreword by Jerome S. Bruner.

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A distinguished Soviet psychologist's study...[of a] young man who was discovered to have a literally limitless memory and eventually became a professional mnemonist. Experiments and interviews over Read more...

 
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