The Mind of a Mnemonist

A Little Book about a Vast Memory, with a New Foreword by Jerome S. Bruner

Recommended by Joshua Foer, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #15 in Memory Improvement, Ranked #37 in Neurology

The Mind of a Mnemonist is a rare phenomenon - a scientific study that transcends its data and, in the manner of the best fictional literature, fashions a portrait of an unforgettable human being." less

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Joshua Foer This book created the entire genre of humanistic clinical histories. Without Luria, there could be no Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist who wrote Awakenings. For 30 years, Luria studied a journalist called Solomon Shereshevsky or simply ‘S’. Supposedly, S had a vacuum cleaner memory. He could remember anything. (Source)

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