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Moonwalking with Einstein : the art and science of remembering everything

Author: Joshua Foer; Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2011.
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-- How We Decide On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. Moonwalking with Einstein draws on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Foer, Joshua.
Moonwalking with Einstein.
[United States] : Books on Tape, 2011
(OCoLC)690897089
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Foer; Mike Chamberlain
ISBN: 9780307881618 030788161X
OCLC Number: 703871460
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 09:31:50.
Performer(s): Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
Responsibility: Joshua Foer.

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-- How We Decide On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. Moonwalking with Einstein draws on cutting-edge research, a cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top "mental athletes," Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Foer learns to apply techniques that call on imagination as much as determination. His experience shows that the memory championships are less a test of memory than of perseverance and creativity. Moonwalking with Einstein brings listeners to a profound appreciation of a gift we all possess but that too often slips our minds.

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