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Best Books on Memory

Recommendations from 5 articles, Bill Gates, Derek Sivers, Tim Cowlishaw and 4 others.
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Moonwalking with Einstein
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Joshua Foer - 2012-02-28 (first published in 2011)
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising...
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A Mind for Numbers
How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
Barbara Oakley - 2014-07-30
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Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to st...
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The Art Of Memory
Frances A Yates - 2011-10-31 (first published in 1966)
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The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occul...
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Power Foods for the Brain
An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
Neal D Barnard MD FACC - 2014-02-25 (first published in 2013)
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Could your breakfast or lunch be harming your memory?Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer's disease?Everyone knows good nutrition supports your overall health, but few realize that certain foods-power foods-can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Now, ...
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Brain Food
The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
Lisa Mosconi PhD - 2018-03-06
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How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition....
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How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week
50 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Memory Skills
Dominic O'Brien - 2014-01-28 (first published in 2005)
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Written by eight times World Memory Champion, Dominic O'Brien this book is a complete course in memory enhancement.  Dominic takes you step-by-step through an ingenious program of skills, introducing all his tried and tested techniques on which he has built his triumphant championship performances.  Pacing the course in line with his expert underst...
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The Memory Book
The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
Harry Lorayne - 1996-08-27 (first published in 1974)
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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phr...
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Boost Your Brain
The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
Majid Fotuhi, Christina Breda Antoniades - 2014-09-02 (first published in 2013)
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Foreword by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., author of the RealAge series The only book that uses groundbreaking advances in neuroscience to demonstrate how you can actually increase your brain size, thereby gaining significantly enhanced brain performance—better focus, memory, and creativity—at any age“Dr. Fotuhi has summarized the latest discoveries that...
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Memory Improvement
How To Improve Your Memory In Just 30 Days
Ron White - 2013-07-18 (first published in 2001)
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Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for? * Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the handshake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory? * Or have you ever left a prospect or an important meeting and as you drove away remembered a key point that you should have shared w...
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Searching for Memory
The Brain, The Mind, And The Past
Daniel L Schacter - 1997-05-02 (first published in 1996)
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Memory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, according to Daniel Schacter, one of the most distinguished memory researchers, the mysteries of memory a...
How to Remember Anything by Dean Vaughn
The Memory Illusion by Dr. Julia Shaw
Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley