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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Lu par : Mike Chamberlain
Durée : 9 h et 31 min
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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain. On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they’ve forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we too often forget: In every way, we are the sum of our memories. In Moonwalking with Einstein Foer draws on cutting-edge research, the cultural history of memory and the techniques of 'mental atheletes' to transform our understanding of human remembering. He learns the ancient methods used by Cicero and Medieval scholars.

He meets amnesiacs, neuroscientists and savants - including a man who claims to have memorized more than nine thousand books. In doing so, he reveals the hidden impact of memory on our lives, and shows how we can all dramatically improve our memories. At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer's book is a quest to resurrect the gift we all possess, but that too often slips our minds.

©2011 Joshua Foer (P)2011 Penguin Books Ltd

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"A marvelous overview of one of the most essential aspects of what makes us human - our memory ... Witty and engaging." (Dan Ariely)
"Memory...makes us who we are...passionate and deeply engrossing ...The more we challenge ourselves, the greater our capacity. It's a fact that every teacher, parent and student would do well to learn. The lesson is unforgettable." ( Washington Post)
"Captivating ... Engaging ... Mr. Foer writes in these pages with fresh enthusiasm. His narrative is smart and funny." ( Michiko Kakutani New York Times)

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  • ilkka
  • 11/03/2013

The holy grail has been found

What did you love best about Moonwalking with Einstein?

A very well written book. Extremely useful and fascinating topic in an easy-to-digest format. I couldn't recommend more. I actually started applying the techniques I learned from this book in my medical studies and honestly feel like I've made enormous progress.

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  • Michael
  • 28/06/2012

Interesting, informative stuff that happened.

Would you try another book from Joshua Foer and/or Mike Chamberlain?

This blog style book sprinkled with some science and facts is good pop intelligentia waffle and can be helpful to fill in the gaps of studying something like memory learning but I am not sure Joshua Foer has another book like this in him. Not sure if I would read any other book by him.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Mike Chamberlain?

Mike Chamberlain is easy to listen to but far from the best and I would not write home to mother about his style. Business like, pedestrian, american is the best way to describe his narration. His English accents are bad. Still he gave it a go and nothing stood out so bad to make you drop your iPod and run away with your ears bleeding. He's okay.

Do you think Moonwalking with Einstein needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Perhaps Joshua should take the next step and learn a new skill for the brain like decision making, analitical thinking or learning a language in record time. Something to test the mechanics rather than just top up the grey matter. Would be interesting to see his take on exploring more about what the brain is capable.

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I learned much from this book. I enjoyed it as light intelligentia entertainment. It will not make you a genius but clear up some of your self improvement wish list or at least help you remember it.

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  • AlienAmplifier
  • 19/12/2019

just awesome

Just awesome, give a new meaning to be present, pure motivation to what's make us human. GODISNOWERE.

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  • Declan
  • 31/08/2019

A stroll through a very interesting experiment

If you're looking for a quick guide to the secrets of memory techniques, this isn't it. Its not supposed to be.

Joshua extensively delves into the world of memory as a whole and has very neatly wrapped into the timeline of his experiment to improve his memory.

I feel he did a great job to expose what it really takes to get to where he was and demystified the topic quite well. There is enough info to start the practice of memory techniques but with the realisation that it's going to take effort to get good at it.

I enjoyed the book and Mike Chamberlain has a very informative and documentary like tone of voice which made it easy to breeze through the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28/09/2018

Good story ,but the conclussion seemd forced.

i loved it.It is an very interesting thing to read.
i Hope that is clearing some things up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/05/2018

A good book.

A good book have already recommended to my friends and family.Will be able to corelate time and memories now :)

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  • Jon
  • 01/05/2018

completely engaging and gripping tale!

read this as had recently become obsessed with learning memory techniques and this book was on the experts "must read" list. A wonderful and gripping tale regardless of whether you are interested in mnemonics or not! highly recommend

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  • Ashlea
  • 27/01/2018

Worth every second of listening.

This book has changed the way in which I view memory. My mindfulness begins today...

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  • Dr A Theron
  • 21/01/2018

The sharpening of one's memory

Fascinating and informative! Every scholar should be made aware of the positive impact of memorizing.

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  • blessan
  • 24/10/2017

Must read for High school students

This book is must read for all high school students.This book helps lists out various memory techniques which would be very helpful in school exams.

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  • Thomas E.
  • 25/08/2019

Not what I expected

I was searching for an audiobook which would help me to learn about memory techniques.

Regrettably this book just tells about the authors personal journey in becoming a “mental athlete”, history, anecdotes and so on.

All in all: quite entertaining but the wrong choice when it comes to improving your own mental skills.

The best which I could probably learn is checking out “Tony Buzan” who came to fame in memory competitions.

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  • Philipp
  • 19/09/2015

excellent

super story. uplifting. i may try this myself at least on a smaller scale. read.

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  • WillBook
  • 10/02/2014

Unterhaltsam und lehrreich

Es ist kein Gedächtnis-Training, aber profund und sehr unterhaltsam. Man wird in die Welt der Mnemotic-Community eingeführt mit etwas kritischer Distanz und doch auch mit unverholener Sympathie. Sie kann durchaus anregen weitere Literatur zu lesen, die die Tricks der Gedächtnis-Künstler genauer ausführen.
Der Sprecher war für mich etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, da ich eher welche mit Englischem oder Ostküsten Akzent bevorzuge, aber sie passte doch gut vom Alter und der Emphase zu dem Autor.