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Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,3 Sterne; 463 Bewertungen)

An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life. This is not intended to be a series of chapters to impress friends and colleagues, nor to play 'tricks' on others, rather it is for the betterment of individuals in whatever walk of life in which they may be involved by training and using their memory toward that end. (Summary by Roger Melin) (4 hr 37 min)


01 - Memory: Its Importance


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02 - Cultivation of the Memory


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03 - Celebrated Cases of Memory


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04 - Memory Systems


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05 - The Subconscious Record-File


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06 - Attention


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07 - Association


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08 - Phases of Memory


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09 - Training the Eye


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10 - Training the Ear


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11 - How To Remember Names


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12 - How To Remember Faces


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13 - How To Remember Places


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14 - How To Remember Numbers


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15 - How To Remember Music


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16 - How To Remember Occurrences


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17 - How To Remember Facts


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18 - How To Remember Words, etc.


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19 - How To Remember Books, Plays, Tales, etc.


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20 - General Instructions


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(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed listening to this book. it gives tricks and tips to remember in every section in our life. Excellent ideas for remembering. at least one reading is a must for every person who wish to improve memory power. to train oneself learn and implement one step at a time. I liked it and I even recommended my kids to read it

A book not work recollecting

(1 Sterne)

The author complains about how synthetic remembering tools i.e. programs on the market are only 'schoolboy tricks' with the real way to commit items to memory is by natural means, but never gives any worth the read/listen advice. The chapters are filled mainly with famous/non-famous people's great feats of memory and quotes from researchers in the field.


(5 Sterne)

A book that needs to be read by anyone who wants to achieve all that they are capable of. Enlightening and all good sense.

A natural means of developing the memory.

(5 Sterne)

This is a really good book with a natural means of developing, training and using the memory. Bottom line, it's the attention that creates the impressions in the mind. We need to stop, take time to notice things and impress them upon our minds and therefore as a result find ourselves recalling things more easily. This book is very well read and I enjoy listing to it over and over again. I used the methods described therein in order to pass my TDG test for my new trucking job. I was surprised at the results of 90% without having priorly studied for the test but only with a quick read through before hand. Thank you for an excellent aid to my memory.

Good but gets repetitive pretty soon

(3 Sterne)

Has good content but it has been spread out too much with too many quotations (I wonder how much this Kay paid him to quote her again and again) and analogies. The central idea can be summed up with proper examples and explanations in about 20 pages or 30 mins of recording. I'm actually impressed this guy was able to stretch such a thin idea so much. (And a few random notes- 1. The author calls certain memory systems as artificial and the way, he is advocating, as natural but doesn't provide compelling evidence for that claim [and no a ton of quotations doesn't count]. 2. Does anyone know whether the stuff he stated is still considered true?)

not easy listening. I found this book really annoying to listen

(1 Sterne)

I found this book really annoying to listen to. it is full of dry facts. there is useful information in there, however, there is no teaching ability present in the writing. he presents information without elaborating or giving everyday examples so as to drive the point home to us laymen. he does nothing but quote other people's opinion, as if they are the only ones with the answer or there view of things is the only one that matters. also memonics has some very useful APPLICATIONS, as I and others have given public talks using that overall not impressed

worth a listen

(5 Sterne)

i found this to be very informative and interesting to listen to while at work. there were a chapter or two that seemed unnecessary due to being monotonous. the final chapter, which was a review seemed like the best portion of this book. As it envelops the key points of the book into a clear, concise, summary that makes them easier to grasp. i reccomend anyone seeing this book as too long to listen to, to consider reviewing at least the final chapter. overall i would reccomend this book to anyone looking to improve their memory training skills.

Great book

(3,5 Sterne)

remembrance is something involuntary and recollection is something voluntary (the focus was on the latter). To have a good memory about anything you have to be interested regarding that thing, after interest you have to pay full attention and after that you associate what you collected with familiar things for easy recollection.