Hey guys, just finished a book called Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their brain powers. It has definitely improved my memory dramatically, but it is because I have worked on it. Thanks to this book, it gave me the training exercises necessary to gain some brain activity.
The book begins with the author discovering the existence of “Memory Olympics,” where contestants will go at a variety of events to find out who showcases the best memory. Events included reciting poetry, reciting binary code, remembering names and faces, memorizing decks of cards, and many more.
After learning of this, he found a mentor who taught him the tricks of the trade, of which the author shares with the reader, as well as his experience in doing the same. The author became pretty successful in memorizing the thing he wanted to in his life, and now with the tricks he learned, he was able to share them with the rest of us.
It took me about a month to start picking up on the memory techniques and incorporating them in my life. And I’ll be honest, my memory was probably worse than the average bear. I had trouble remembering homework assignment,s my to-do list for the day, and what I had for breakfast an hour after I ate it. After incorporating these techniques, every area where I could try to remember something in my life has improved.
The techniques rely on the use of visual stimulation to increase brain activity, and it makes a lot of sense. Humans originally had to remember where the good food in forests were and where there were predators, not have to remember what was written on a notepad the night before. So the author teaches us how to use the brain we were given to our advantage.
Improve the intuition, strengthen the brain, live to your potential!