Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest. Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It. Front Cover. Kenneth L. Higbee Overall this is a great book to help you grasp how your memory functions. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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May 01, Lance Agena rated it really liked it. Dec 30, Joey rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve not mastered – or even become comfortable – with most of the techniques described in this book, but nevertheless it has aroused a memoory desire to revisit tasks that I would have put down many years ago.

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Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It by Kenneth L. Higbee

Oh, another small disadvantage is the book is a bit dated. To sum up, both books offer up basically the same exact memory techniques. It was an interesting read that I am glad to have devoted the time to.

There were often times; however, I found myself thinking, ” This book offers both methods for improving your memory as well as a lot of cited tests to back up the claims made within.

The professor would show us photos of up to 30 individuals at a time. This book merely gives you techniques to memorize things like lists, names or associations and helps you understand what current science understands of your memory. As stated in the introduction, this book was not intended for the casual reader to read through like a novel, but is also less technical than a textbook kennehh memory.


However, it comes at a price – a onetime, initial investment of effort. I appreciated the parts related to how well it works, but having it a little shorter would have been nice. Refresh and try again. Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Verbose But Informative This book on memory contains memorry lot of extraneous detail from primary psychology research, but at least is free of the new-age self help rigmarole that clutters up so many other books in this genre.

Although the book starts out slow, the later chapters are what really matters. It was in my way, and I had to limbo under it to get past. More scientific than technique.

Aug 21, Sarede Switzer rated it it was amazing. Upon showing us the picture he would give us their name, and we would have several seconds to pair the name with the kenjeth.

Your Memory : How it Works and How to Improve it

To those who say mnemonic memory aids are just tricks and not kennetg of higher learning, Higbee offers this quote from a researcher: For instance, back when I had to memorize vocab words, I would take each word, find the first concrete noun it reminded me of, and then visually associate that noun with the meaning of the vocab word.


Mar 17, Jason rated it really liked it.

No Bullshit More on that later. Study less and get better grades? Personally, between the two books, I prefer Higbee’s book because of his thorough examination of memory, its history, case studies, analogies, and anecdotes. Then after approximately 20 minutes after the exercise we were asked to jenneth the name of each person pictured. Feb 13, Meznak rated it really liked it. I really higbe I read it while I was in school or varsity, I would have been one of the top students: The reason why I rated this 4, instead of 5 stars is due to the defensive nature, I felt, from this book.

I learned all of them and am intending to practice the Comprehensive– This book pretty much covers everything about mnemonics you need to know and some more. Aug 13, Kevin hhigbee it really liked it Shelves: He has a separate chapter on techniques for remembering names and faces. Dec 12, Caspar Vega rated it really liked it. Work more efficiently at your job? My only regret in reading this book is that I did not read it when I started high school, or at least college. The way it’s written is the only slight downside of this book.

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