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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Your Memory : How it Works and How to Improve it

Now, the first item always is the hardest to remember, since, a priori, you have nothing to associate it with. I really wish I read it while I was in school or varsity, I would have been one of the top students: I really need to blow my card playing competitors out of the water. I will reread this book for sure. I appreciated the parts related to how well it works, but having it a little shorter would have been nice.

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It was an interesting read that I am glad to have devoted the time to. But don’t get me wrong, ‘more fun to read’, still isn’t ‘funny and engaging read’. And the memories last much longer – you no longer have to cram and count on your short term memory to pull you through. It is strange that we expect students to learn, solve problems, and remember a lot of material, kennetu we seldom teach them how to learn, solve problems and remember. Buy it and teach it to your children.

Feb 12, Eloise rated it it was amazing. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. They tend to have solely motivational value — that is, they help you care.

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

Makes me hungry for further reading on numerous techniques that kennth outlined. Or I get one crazy set of connections mixed up with another. Then, have your friend read them aloud to you, pausing for ten seconds in between words to give you enough time to form your own vivid and absurd associations.


So you need to remember more things in general, even if you are interested in memlry 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. If you have no interest in the science, or why we forget and why we remember, or the basic principles behind remembering, you might higbde one of the popular memory books that jump right in.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Then, when I saw “dilatory” on the test, I’d think: Upon showing us the picture he would give us their name, and we would have several seconds to pair the name with the face. Other editions – View all Your Memory: Feb 10, Shawn Camp rated it liked it Shelves: For now, it suffices to say that if you have any interest at all in improving your memory — I mean, dramatically improving your memory – pick up this book.

Great book, totally helped me through college. Lorayne and Lucas do offer something not offerred in Higbee’s book: When it comes to the mnemonic practices it does go in depth on the methods, but can overwhelm you fast hignee the point where it seems a lot to try right away. To sum up, both books offer up basically the same exact memory techniques.

Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? The Loci system, the Rhyming technique and the Phonetic system all have various benefits, and they do kennet. The first edition was published in and this second edition was first published in with “updated” references to research.

Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics. My only problem was that the author spent an inordinate amount of time explaining how other people found this useful and on personal anecdotes although some people may enjoy reading this.


It’s biggest asset is on the study of memory and it’s how’s and why’s. We used Great book, totally helped me through college. I found this to be true. It’s pages long, and starts providing useful information around page Limited preview – The Peg System Of course, the link system is limited in that you have to memorize a list in order. This book starts out a bit dry, and takes a while to get into actually usable content.

I took this college course from this professor. Note also that you don’t have to memorize the 20 items in order – it’s perfectly OK to first memorize the 19th item, and then the 12th item, and so on: Upon recall, I could remember every name of the pictures we were shown.

The author taught his three-year-old to yohr the peg system. If you haven’t seen it, do. There were often times; however, I found myself thinking, ” This book offers both methods for improving your memory as well as a lot of cited tests to back memofy the claims made within.

For someone who thinks this book may help you improve your memory by remembering books that you’ve read like meit may be a kneneth. Dec 30, Joey rated it liked it Shelves: So, the book has content which will help you understand more about memory in general as well as techniques.

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.