Review: Moonwalking with Einstein by Dr Jack Lewis
If you are an actor or actress wanting to use the Memory Palace to help you memorise your lines then please allow me to recommend Josh Foer’s book “Moonwalking with Einstein”. Of all the books I’ve read on memory I think it is the best combination of being an entertaining read AND very informative. It’s a real page turner, with all the most important bits of hard science scattered thinly, digestibly and evenly along the path of a real life adventure into the world of memory. He went from covering the World Memory Championships as a journalist one year, to winning the US Memory Championships the very next. A very impressive feat. But also, you get the impression, one that you or I could do if we got round to putting the time in! His is the best description I’ve as yet come across of how to use the Memory Palace to memorise lines of prose or poetry. If any of you know of any better techniques please leave a comment below.
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October 10th, 2013, No comments yet
"The talk was inspirational for staff and students alike. The students enjoyed your informal yet informative style. You made difficult concepts easy to grasp. They especially liked how you applied these high level ideas to their everyday lives and studying. You were witty andmost importantly not in the slightest bit patronising."
May 2nd, 2013, No comments yet
What I like most about this book is that, admittedly with a fair degree of repetition, it makes one point clear and true - if you've developed considerable expertise then you can make sound judgements in the blink of an eye, but if you haven't then your instincts may well misguide you; leading to potentially catastrophic consequences
January 20th, 2012, No comments yet
On Tues 7th February 2012 I will be giving a "Brain Coach Live" talk at London's Dulwich College. This year sees the launch of a new Buy One Get One Free Buddy Scheme ("BOGOF Buddy Scheme") that enables all schools to get Brain Coach Live in front of their pupils. This system simply allows any school who chooses to book a Brain Coach Live presentation at their school to elect another nearby school where the very same talk will be given for free. The concept is based on the idea that fee-paying schools, more likely to have funds for such extra-curricular activities, might cover costs both for themselves and a local state school as a gesture of good will
January 10th, 2012, 12 Comments »
Neuroscience has served to underline why memory tricks that have been used for millenia are well worth the investment of time in learning to harness their power in this day and age
July 1st, 2011, 2 Comments »
On Monday 4th July Dr Jack will be back on This Morning between 10.30-12.30 (ITV1). Later on at 20.00 on the same day, the first episode of his new series "The Tech Show" will be launched on Discovery Science; followed immediately afterwards by the second episode at