How to Develop Superpower Memory by Harry LorayneThe book was published in the 50s, so it has this really gay feel-good, old-school annoying writing style, but surprisingly, it’s not too bad. It is supposed to teach you how to improve your memory, and it is basically done by association.
You have to use your imagination to think of silly things, relate them to each other, and then you won’t forget them. In brief, if you want to go shopping and want to buy eggs, then want to fix your car, then have a haircut, you make Links. You think of an eggThe book was published in the 50s, so it has this really gay feel-good, old-school annoying writing style, but surprisingly, it’s not too bad. It is supposed to teach you how to improve your memory, and it is basically done by association.
You have to use your imagination to think of silly things, relate them to each other, and then you won’t forget them. In brief, if you want to go shopping and want to buy eggs, then want to fix your car, then have a haircut, you make Links. You think of an egg fixing a car, and then the car having a haircut, so when you think of the egg, you get the silly image, you remember the car, and then you remember the haircut.
The other major one is the Peg system, where the author turns numbers into sounds, and makes words out of them. When you want to remember a long number, you can use the Pegs to turn them into words, and then turn them into images, and there you go, you remember them.
Most of them are for impressing your friends, but fuck my friends, they can suck balls. A lot of them don’t have real life application, but I do find the Peg system kind of fun. I’ve tried it with some phone numbers, and can finally remember them. Again, not earth shattering good, but I do find it fun and it is slightly useful. Remembering something is always better than not remembering it.
The book is written for your average reader, which does get on my nerves, because the average reader is a moron. It proudly says, Although naturally, quite a bit of research was necessary, I’ve discarded most of the technical ideas and thoughts be cause I found them difficult to understand and to apply myself. I am an entertainer and a memory expert, not a psychiatrist or a doctor, and I didn’t think it necessary to go into an explanation of the workings of the human brain, and just how the memory actually works in terms of cells, curves, impressions, etc.” I don’t want to be bogged down by technicality, but a little bit to help me understand how something works wouldn’t kill you.
With today’s technology, we really do not need to remember everything, because we can jot them down on our phones, put reminders, schedule appointments, address books, dictionaries, and so forth, and I certainly will not say this is a bad thing. Technology should be used. But personally, I have always been slightly irritated by my shitty memory, and this is a small step to working on it. Attempting to remember is half the battle anyway.
An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don’t Want to Forget: Dellis, Nelson, Stilwell, Stephani: 9781419731877: Amazon.com: Books
Gr 4-7-Dellis, a four-time United States Memory Champion and a Grandmaster of Memory, offers a resource to teach children the memory tricks and practices that have brought him success. Readers are taken on an illustrated fictional adventure through different lands to try to catch a “memory thief.” Each location provides a new way to memorize and remember. The book’s guide, a blue elephant, is certain readers can assist with his quest and regain the lost memories. This nonfiction guide is disguised as fiction, which makes it more likely to be picked up by a younger audience. Mnemonics, memory palaces, and word associations result in a toolbox of techniques. Stilwell’s illustrations are whimsical. However, some middle school readers may not be interested in the subject matter or its cartoon-style artwork. Readers likely to need a book like this might be turned off by the format and overall presentation. VERDICT While Dellis offers helpful hints and tips that even adults can use, the book’s design, format, and writing style could limit its audience.-Sara Kundrik, Gilbert Paterson M.S., Alta.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.
“Stilwell’s illustrations are whimsical.” ―School Library Journal
“Stilwell’s bright illustrations accompany this book that’s full of useful tips that will help students enjoy learning to study better.” ―
About the Author
Nelson Dellis is a four-time USA Memory Champion, Grandmaster of Memory, and memory record holder. He is a public speaker and has made appearances on the Today show, ABC’s Nightline, Brain Games, and more. He is an avid mountaineer and has climbed Mt. Everest three times. He lives in Miami with his wife, two kids, and French Bulldog. Steph Stilwell is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn. She grew up in the tiny state of Delaware, where she honed her drawing superpowers from a young age.
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Nelson Dellis On Developing Your Memory Superpowers
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My biggest mistake as a kid was asking for cliche abilities like x-ray vision instead of the memory superpowers I really needed.
And if you made mistakes like that too, it probably isn’t your fault. After all, we’re taught to daydream about easy solutions far more than to enjoy deep training.
The question is…
Why is it that our global societies don’t prioritize learning to use our memories better at a younger age?
To help answer that, and help all of us correct course for the future, I sat down today with Nelson Dellis.
Nelson is a four-time US Memory Champion and Grandmaster of Memory. He is an author, world memory record holder, co-founder of the Memory League competition, and founder of the Alzheimer’s awareness charity Climb For Memory.
Today we discuss Nelson’s latest book, Memory Superpowers!: An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don’t Want to Forget.
This excellent follow-up to Remember It! is geared towards helping younger students enhance their memorization skills.