The memory man

I recently bought and finished a really interesting book, Moonwalking with Einstien: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.

In a true story, Joshua Foer is reporter assigned to cover the U.S. Memory Championships for a story. During the event, he becomes more and more intrigued by those who seem to have an abnormally large memory. Are they geniuses? Are they like every other person in the world? And his most important questions: can anyone do this?

Through his first person telling of his pursuit for a place in the U.S. Memory Championships, Foer looks into the science behind memories, those with actual amazing memories of all kinds, and how it is possible for an everyday person to become a memory champion.

If anyone wants to know how the memory works, I would highly recommend this book. It’s a fun read, with a mix of science and story-telling.


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