The Following is a partial list of books that could help further your
pursuit of memory excellence and sharpen your mind
Derren Brown, Tricks of the Mind
(Channel 4 Books, 2006)
Naturally, this course is based on principles shared by Brown in
his book. You’ll also learn the hows and wherefores of hypnosis,
magic, ouija boards, phony psychic abilities and reading people
really well. All through the eyes of a charlatan and a skeptic.
Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of
(Penguin Books, 2011)
This book is a bit of exciting scientific journalism and tells the
story of an ordinary journalist with an unimpressive memory’s
journey to understanding the nature of memory and become a
formidable mental athlete. It also looks at the research past and
present into how our minds work.
Harry Lorrayne, How to Develop a Super Power Memory
(Frederick Fell, 1996)
D.B. himself suggest this book and I second the notion. Unlike
the other two books this is what you need if you are serious
about training your mind, thoroughly exploring tools and
concepts and providing your brain with a good amount of
exercise. A classic in the genre.
Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How to Read A Book
Ok, so you’ve trained your mind. But why? I’ll be perfectly
honest. If you aren’t at least cozily acquainted with the concepts
in Adler’s famous tome, then you cannot really call yourself
educated, no matter how many years you spent in college. This
book teaches you how to read like a mature adult and never
have to fear a book or text book as being “too difficult.” It’s not a
book on memory, but it is a book I think every college student
should be familiar with and have read and reread a dozen times.
Well, that’s it, I guess.
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