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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Feb 08, Jon rated it it was ok Shelves: It seems to be very well researched. See 1 question about Your Memory…. Those who want to understand and improve memory.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Which is alright, because I bought this book for the ‘matter’. Feb 28, Adam rated it it was amazing. They create structure and meaning where there otherwise is none, and somehow, your brain takes care of the rest. And it also feels great to remember effortlessly to more things than you could before.

There were often times; however, I found myself thinking, “OK, I get it, move on already. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It by Kenneth L. Higbee

I wish someone had taught me these methods many moons ago instead of ,emory to seek them out myself. It felt as if he was defending himself a bit much, and that put me off a little. Feb 10, Shawn Camp rated it liked it Shelves: Instead of providing information on memory techniques, this one wastes pages reviewing the different systems as to their effectiveness.

I find it to be inspiring ksnneth see its great applications and that most people benefit greatly fro I read this book before I read “The Memory Book” by Lorayne and Lucas and found that much of the same material is covered in both, but in entirely different ways. They are memory tools that leverage the power of meaningfulness, organization, visualization, and attention.

If you have no interest in the science, or why we forget and why we remember, or the basic principles behind remembering, you might prefer one of the popular memory books that jump right in. This stuff actually works if you put the time into it. I took this college course from this professor. The organization of the chapters related to the memory techniques was the most impressive.


So you need to remember more things in general, even if you are interested in some random facts and topics, which you want to recall for your own pleasure without entering it into a browser or speaking it into an Apple Watch. Check out a Harry Lorayne book instead. Buy it and teach it to your children. Your mileage may vary, but I dislike breathless hype or a carnival barker-style hard sell. Makes me hungry for further reading on numerous techniques that were outlined.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the keneth of mnemonics. That book was the story of a personal journey from being an aspiring journalist to becoming the US Memory Champion, and it piqued my interest in the memory techniques that he learned and used. Memmory, I read most of this book and then, well I read the first chapter yesterday, this book seems to be spot-on.

This book A book worth reading for any college or high school student. Jan 25, Brian Welsch rated it really liked it. Hour up to your own learning style to decide which one you prefer. Honestly, I feel this book isn’t best served as a book you read from start to finish and that’s it.

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. Upon showing us the picture he would give us their name, and we would have several seconds to pair the name with the face.

Your Memory : How it Works and How to Improve it

The first edition was published in and this second yout was first published in with “updated” references to research. So we need to keep the ones we want. But once you’ve learned them you can select the best tool for the job at hand.


I think my suggestion would be kebneth go at least read about some of the basic techniques like the “loci” system also called memory palaces on wikipedia before digging in here so you understand at least something about what he is building towards. Definitely a must-read in my mind. My only regret in reading this book is that I did not read it when I started high school, or at least college. May 12, Taka rated it it was amazing Shelves: The reason why I rated this 4, instead of 5 stars memorry due to the defensive nature, I felt, from this book.

I believe it strikes a better balance between dumbing down a technical topic and making the practical advice more accessible. Feb 26, Sreejith Pp rated kennetth really liked it. Memorj watching that video, even though much of what he higgee about had fallen through the filter by the end, I was left with a hovering optimism that anything can be achieved with some hard concentration and the right motive.

Reading this book – admittedly over a long period – reminded me of a TED talk I once watched. May 01, Lance Agena rated it really liked it. It’s pages long, and starts providing useful information around page I absolutely loved this book! Notice that mnemonics make the material memorable, they help you organize it, they force you to visualize it, and by their very application, they force you to pay attention.

Experimenting with these techniques is really interesting and as long as you understand what they can and can’t do you can really apply hibee. I’m alre The best book out there on memory, mnemonics and how to use your memory more effectively. It was an interesting read that I am glad to have devoted the time to. Great book, totally helped me through college.