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Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,35 Sterne; 730 Bewertungen)

An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life. This is not intended to be a series of chapters to impress friends and colleagues, nor to play 'tricks' on others, rather it is for the betterment of individuals in whatever walk of life in which they may be involved by training and using their memory toward that end. (Summary by Roger Melin) (4 hr 37 min)


01 - Memory: Its Importance


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02 - Cultivation of the Memory


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03 - Celebrated Cases of Memory


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04 - Memory Systems


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05 - The Subconscious Record-File


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06 - Attention


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07 - Association


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08 - Phases of Memory


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09 - Training the Eye


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10 - Training the Ear


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11 - How To Remember Names


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12 - How To Remember Faces


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13 - How To Remember Places


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14 - How To Remember Numbers


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15 - How To Remember Music


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16 - How To Remember Occurrences


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17 - How To Remember Facts


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18 - How To Remember Words, etc.


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19 - How To Remember Books, Plays, Tales, etc.


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20 - General Instructions


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A natural means of developing the memory.

(5 Sterne)

This is a really good book with a natural means of developing, training and using the memory. Bottom line, it's the attention that creates the impressions in the mind. We need to stop, take time to notice things and impress them upon our minds and therefore as a result find ourselves recalling things more easily. This book is very well read and I enjoy listing to it over and over again. I used the methods described therein in order to pass my TDG test for my new trucking job. I was surprised at the results of 90% without having priorly studied for the test but only with a quick read through before hand. Thank you for an excellent aid to my memory.

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed listening to this book. it gives tricks and tips to remember in every section in our life. Excellent ideas for remembering. at least one reading is a must for every person who wish to improve memory power. to train oneself learn and implement one step at a time. I liked it and I even recommended my kids to read it

A book not work recollecting

(1 Sterne)

The author complains about how synthetic remembering tools i.e. programs on the market are only 'schoolboy tricks' with the real way to commit items to memory is by natural means, but never gives any worth the read/listen advice. The chapters are filled mainly with famous/non-famous people's great feats of memory and quotes from researchers in the field.

Great work.

(5 Sterne)

This lets you know about other memory systems that do not work and why. This book give a good system for improving your memory.


(5 Sterne)

A book that needs to be read by anyone who wants to achieve all that they are capable of. Enlightening and all good sense.

worth a listen

(5 Sterne)

i found this to be very informative and interesting to listen to while at work. there were a chapter or two that seemed unnecessary due to being monotonous. the final chapter, which was a review seemed like the best portion of this book. As it envelops the key points of the book into a clear, concise, summary that makes them easier to grasp. i reccomend anyone seeing this book as too long to listen to, to consider reviewing at least the final chapter. overall i would reccomend this book to anyone looking to improve their memory training skills.

good book

(5 Sterne)

its really good because it tells you a lot about the memorie and the importance of it

Author is ignorant

(0,5 Sterne)

This is the second book I’ve partially listened to from Atkinson. He sounds like a freshman in college where they learn a little bit about something and then have a strong opinion. His books are terrible. In this one he criticizes various methods of enhancing memory as being artificial and unnecessary. (He does however acknowledge they do work.)They aren’t artificial. They are in fact different methods of very natural means of remembering. The people who teach those methods have done what all teachers have done, they figure out how they accomplish something and then teach that method to others. It’s the same as any athlete or artist. Paying a significant amount of money to someone in order to learn their method is how we develop skills. The only usefulness in his books is that he sites various techniques from various regions but then when he adds his ignorant opinion i have completely lost interest.