How to Develop an Exceptional Memory

How to Develop an Exceptional Memory
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Memory is a highly important function of the human mind. Without it, all brain work could be wasted, for there would be no other way within itself of utilizing past experience. Indeed, life or consciousness can be looked upon as basically a series of memory impulses in which learning and memory are either simultaneous or synonymous... Retention is the aim of memorization and it is strengthened by such factors as interest, attention, observation, association and repetition. In a sense, there is no limit to one's memory capacity.

Originally published in 1962, How to Develop an Exceptional Memory by Morris N. Young & Walter B. Gibson describes some expert-proven memory systems and methods. You will learn: how to remember people names, how to make rapid calculations, how to remember 100 objects, and so on.

Contents Covered:

  • Part I. Fundamentals
    • Section A. Paving the Way
      • General Theory of Memory; Natural Memory; Artificial Memory
      • Technical Memory Systems: Localities; Simple Topical System; Some Other Topical Systems; Fifty-Word Topical System; Number-Picture "Peg" System; The "A to Z" Code
      • Technical Memory Systems: Phonetic Figure Systems; The Figure Alphabet or Phonetic Numeral Code; The Homophonic "Hook" or "Peg" Method
    • Section B. Faces and Figures
      • How to Remember People
      • Rapid Calculations
  • Part II. Advanced and Variety
    • Section A. Everything Printed and Spoken
      • How to Remember 100 Objects: The "100-Word Code" and Its Uses
      • Memorizing the States of the United States, with Their Capital Cities
      • Memorizing the Presidents
      • Remembering Addresses and Telephone Numbers
      • Memorizing Dates; Calendar Memory
      • Dodges
      • Reading
      • Vocabulary
      • Diction: Poetry, Prose, Speeches, Lectures, Dramatic Acting
      • Language Memory
    • Section B. Movement and Form
      • Motor Memory
      • Remembering Music, or Musical Memory
      • Remembering the International Morse Code
      • Memory of Art -- Form -- Sculpture
      • Remembering Geography
    • Section C. Recreational
      • Memory Games; Anagrams; Concentration; Ghosts; Guggenheim; Mixed Proverbs; Word List Game
      • Memory Magic; Quick Number Trick; Over the Telephone; The Paired Cards; Paired Objects; Triple Memory; The "Whodunit" Test; Apple, Egg, and Orange; A Mighty Memory; Number Memory; Memorizing a Pack of Cards
  • Part III. Brilliance and Flair
    • About Some Prodigious Memories
      • George Parker Bidder
      • Jedediah Buxton
      • Zerah Colburn
      • Johann Martin Zacharias Dase
      • Datas
      • Christian Friedrich Heinecken
      • Antonio Da Marco Magliabechi
      • Paul Charles Morphy
      • Robert Pasfield
      • John Thompson
  • Selective Bibliography
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 267
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 16.2 MB
Product Code HOWO5UWI20
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