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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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The structure is actually a bigbee frustrating because it starts with several chapters about how memory works and general principles and teasing the actual techniques which are the last few chapters.

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

Ienneth, the first few chapters were pretty much a waste of time, with a lot of obvious points made. Paperbackpages. The author made it sound like eknneth of the population of people was against the idea of learning this system in some way.

They are memory tools that leverage the power of meaningfulness, organization, visualization, and attention. And they are concrete and specific — not nearly as vague as my explanation here would indicate. There are better memory books than this.

If you’ve never read a memory book, the last 90 pages of this one will work, but there are other more concise choices available. May 19, Andrew Matthews rated it it was amazing. Then, when I saw “dilatory” on the test, I’d think: Oh, another small disadvantage is the book is a bit dated. Sep 05, Drew4gr rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I memorized tons of information for tests using the principles in the memoy.

I learned all of them and am intending to practice them to boost my memory which isn’t bad, but like anything else, there’s always room for improvement. No trivia or quizzes yet. I can see how a couple of further reads and practice would make this a must need book for anyone to improve their memory. I’ve not mastered – or even become comfortable – with most of the techniques described in this book, but nevertheless it has aroused a dormant desire to revisit tasks that I would have put down many years ago.


Feeling as I do now, I feel I’ll reread the phonetic system once again, and work specifically in trying to get this system down, then focus on the others.

To those who say mnemonic memory aids are just tricks and not part of higher learning, Higbee offers this quote from a researcher: Remember the names and faces of people you meet? I’ve read a few books on memory and mnemonics and this has to be one of the better books.

What I mean by that is not only read the text, but also practice it. But I really don’t know if that means a lot of groundbreaking memory knowledge is missing from this book.

Dec 12, Caspar Vega rated it really liked it.

Trivia About Your Memory: Feb 08, Jon rated it it was ok Shelves: He has a memorg chapter on techniques for remembering names and faces. When it comes to the Mar 17, Jason rated it really liked it. Higbee Snippet view – This is a trend that’s experienced by many serious GTD practioners.

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Thus, to retrieve, say, the 7th item, you first need to step your way through the first 6. Feb 28, Adam rated it it was amazing. At least every mnemonic technic is well explained. Work more efficiently at your job? And in our day and age of electronic devices some may say that these memory techniques have less relevance.


Reading this book – admittedly over a long jigbee – reminded me of a TED talk I once watched. Higbee does a good job dispelling memory youur and providing thorough explanations and use cases of various types of memory devices.

It’s up to your own learning style to decide which one you prefer. Verbose But Informative This book on memory contains a lot of extraneous detail from primary psychology research, but at least is free of the new-age self help rigmarole that clutters up so many other books in this genre.

Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. To ask other readers questions about Your Memoryplease sign up. This stuff actually works if you put the time into it.

I find it to be inspiring to see its great applications and that most people benefit greatly from these techniques. It’s really an “either or” decision between the two based on what you want to gain. Feb 10, Shawn Camp rated it liked it Shelves: Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates?

Higbee, the author, is a psychology professor at Brigham Young University where he teaches classes in learning strategies and memory improvement. Feb 13, Meznak rated it really liked it.

Those who want to understand and improve memory.