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How memory works--and how to make it work for you

Author: Robert Madigan
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Do you wish you could remember the names of people you just met? What if birthdays, anniversaries, and online passwords rarely slipped your mind? Robert Madigan is an expert in the "memory arts"--Practical, proven methods for improving the ability to retain and use information. Like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, it's important to exercise memory in simple ways every day. Dr. Madigan explains the  Read more...
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Madigan, Robert.
How memory works--and how to make it work for you
(DLC) 2015007441
(OCoLC)898005959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Madigan
ISBN: 9781462520398 1462520391 9781462509256 1462509258 9781462511969 1462511961
OCLC Number: 912421759
Description: 1 online resource (x, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. The Art and Science of Memory; Part I. The Basics; 1. Four Ways of Remembering; 2. Working Memory: It's Short-Term Memory and More; 3. Attention: "The Secret of Good Memory"; 4. How Dragons Make Strong Memories; 5. How We Recall Memories; Part II. Memory Applications; 6. Paths to Better Memory; 7. Remembering Names; 8. Remembering to Remember; 9. Remembering Facts; 10. Remembering Numbers; 11. Remembering Skills; 12. Remembering Life; 13. The PARIS Mnemonics; 14. The Memory Palace. 15. Mindsets and MemoryNotes; Index; About the Author.
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"Do you wish you could remember the names of people you just met? What if birthdays, anniversaries, and online passwords rarely slipped your mind? Robert Madigan is an expert in the "memory arts"--Practical, proven methods for improving the ability to retain and use information. Like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, it's important to exercise memory in simple ways every day. Dr. Madigan explains the science of how memory works and presents innovative mnemonic devices and visualization techniques that will help everyone--from students to seniors--sharpen their mental skills; avoid embarrassing lapses; and remember faces, appointments, facts, numbers, lists, and much more"--

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