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10 books about memory
Pick up one of these featured titles on memory in May 2021.
Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova
Category: Memory Improvement
This book was published this year by Harmony and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice. "Using her expertise as a neuroscientist and her gifts as a storyteller, Lisa Genova explains the nuances of human memory"--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of How the Mind Works Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing.
The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play by Harry Lorayne
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published 25 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 7.9 hours to read.
Presents an effective guide to faster reading and memory training based on the system developed by a leading specialist in the field of memory enhancement, in a handbook designed to help readers develop their study skills, remember and use important details, and more. Reissue.
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive by Kevin Horsley
This book was published 5 years ago by TCKPublishing.com and takes approximately 4.7 hours to read.
Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013... And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory. In this book, you're about to learn: How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can Too Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work. In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.
Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again by Lysa TerKeurst
This book was published last year by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst helps readers address how to stop suffering from what others have done to them while exploring what forgiveness is, what it isn't, and how to deal with difficult relationships. Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on living like this, but you don't know what to do next. And you just aren't sure if you'll ever get past it. Lysa TerKeurst has walked this journey, wrestling with deep hurts and struggling to move forward. And she's discovered that--to find life-giving freedom--you have to let go of bound-up resentment and resistance to forgiving people who aren't willing to make things right. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of 1,000 hours of study, Lysa will help you learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they're sorry; walk through a step by step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended today; discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now; identify what's stealing trust and vulnerability from your relationships so you can believe there is still good ahead; and disempower the triggers hijacking your emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland
Category: Death & Dying
This book was published 4 years ago by Sparkhouse Family and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Grieving over the death of a special person, a young child creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one. Includes a guide for parents with information from a Christian perspective on helping manage the complex and difficult emotions children feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.
What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It: A Guide to Proven Techniques and Supplements to Maintain, Strengthen, or Regain Memory by Pamela Wartian Smith
Category: Memory Improvement
This book was published 7 years ago by Square One and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Explains what causes memory loss and how readers can reverse the problem and enhance their ability to focus, concentrate, and comprehend.
Your Complete Guide to Building A Memory Palace by Graham Best
Category: Memory Improvement
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
Do you want to leverage your memory by over 700%? (Yes! Seriously!) See dramatic results in one evening by building a Memory Palace. Start using this powerful memory system immediately. Fun, easy, packed with entertaining activities and illustrations, this is the memory improvement book for you.Everyone can benefit by learning how to build a Memory Palace.Business persons-- gain that competitive edge and unleash confidence with a trained memory.Students-- children and adults! This strategy is fun and can easily be applied to learning history, a language, memorizing technical terminology and much more!Seniors-- protect your brain's power with this simple mind training. You'll see a dramatic short-term memory boost.This book will guide you step-by-step to build your own Memory Palace.
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik
Category: Memory Improvement
This book was published last year by Hay House Inc. and takes approximately 11.5 hours to read.
For over 25 years, renowned brain coach Jim Kwik has worked closely with top actors, athletes, CEOs, and superachievers in all walks of life to unlock their true capabilities. In this groundbreaking book, he reveals the science-based practices and fi eld-tested techniques that the world's top performers use to accelerate their learning and create world-class results.
Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups by Dr. Daniel G. Amen
This book was published this year by Tyndale Momentum and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen equips you with powerful weapons to battle the inner dragons that are breathing fire on your brain, driving unhealthy behaviors, and robbing you of joy and contentment. Your brain is always listening and responding to these hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. This book will teach you to tame the: 1. Dragons from the Past that ignite your most painful emotions; 2. Negative Thought Dragons that attack you, fueling anxiety and depression; 3. They and Them Dragons, people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours; 4. Bad Habit Dragons that increase the chances you'll be overweight, overwhelmed, and an underachiever; 5. Addicted Dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth, and relationships; 6. Scheming Dragons, advertisers and social media sites that steal your attention. In Your Brain Is Always Listening, Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to recognize harmful dragons and gives you the weapons to vanquish them. With these practical tools, you can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.
I Wrote a Book About You — A fun, fill-in-the-blank book. by M.H. Clark
Category: Love & Romance
This book was published 4 years ago by Compendium Inc and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
I wrote a book about you. (No, really. I did. Youre holding it.)
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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