Understand and improve memory

Understand and improve memory

Understand and improve memory

Date posted: November 29, 2011

Memory is a thinking skill – one of the Essential Skills. Here are some resources that can help you learn about memory or improve your memory.

Mapping the memory: understanding your brain to improve your memory. Rita Carter. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 2006.
This resource is a clear explanation of memory and brain function, including the four types of memory and short-term versus long-term recall. It includes tools for maximizing memory such as cognitive therapy exercises, and mnemonic tricks and tips.

101 ways to improve your memory. Pleasantville, NY: REader’s Digest, 2009.
A book of fun exercises, games and puzzles to help improve memory.

Moonwalking with Einstein: the art and science of remembering everything. Joshua Foer. New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
This book looks at the world of expert memorizers and the training that develops memory masters.

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