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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Higbee Limited preview – But once you’ve learned them you can select the best tool for the job at hand. Reading this book – admittedly over a long period – reminded me of a TED talk I once watched.

The author taught his three-year-old to use the peg system. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It – Kenneth L. Higbee – Google Books

Each is presented with research and explanation, before he gets into the techniques. So we need to keep the ones we want. I myself find it easier to adopt new techniques if I understand how and why they work. So yes, the bottom line is this: May 12, Taka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness.

While some of the refe 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 on memory.


The hibbee it’s written is the only slight downside of this book. Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates?

Your Memory: How it Works and how to Improve it – Kenneth L. Higbee – Google Books

Account Options Sign in. We used imagery nigbee to memorize names of people. Oh, another small disadvantage is the book is a bit dated.

Highbee does a good job summarizing a wide yor of memory-related scientific literature, and answers our most basic questions: Jun 20, Jelle de Jong rated it really liked it Shelves: A highly informative and useful book. Study less and get better grades? This is a trend that’s experienced by many serious GTD practioners. Some info a lot actually is really easy to find now through the 24 hr connectivity to the Netbut we are also bombarded memoryy many more information daily than before.

What I especially like is that the first part of the book explains what we know about how memory works. I just wanted to improve my memory for things that I’m interested in remembering long term, as well as short term, such as shopping and to-do lists. This style helped me to retain enthsiasm to learn and yet was written in a plain and often humorous style.

Don’t read this book thinking about ways to improve higber memory.

Your Memory : How it Works and How to Improve it

Then, have your friend read them aloud to you, pausing for ten seconds in kdnneth words to give you enough time to form your own vivid and absurd associations. There were often times; however, I found myself thinking, “OK, I get it, move on already. Limited preview – The good news is that it’s all possible.


It seems to be very well researched. For someone who thinks this book may help you improve your memory by remembering books that you’ve read like meit may be a disappointment. It was an interesting read that I am glad to have devoted the time to. Kennteh 12, Caspar Vega rated it really liked it.

In particular, Highbee introduces mnemonics, and examines a variety of mnemonic techniques. Then, when I saw “dilatory” on the test, I’d think: Note also that you don’t have eknneth memorize the 20 items in order – it’s perfectly OK to first memorize the 19th mrmory, and then the 12th item, and so on: Experimenting with these techniques is really interesting and as long as you understand what they can and can’t do you can really apply them.

Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Return to Book Page. The five basic techniques he describes are: Like tools in a box, some techniques are better for one memory task than another, and some of them require more investment up front before you can use them. Been experimenting with the Peg and Phonetic Mnemonics.

The reason why I rated this 4, instead of 5 stars is due to the defensive nature, I felt, from this book.