An extra ordinary memory power! Well yes, we all earnestly desire to possess such a power to excel, to make a name, by remembering things like telephone numbers, dates, names and faces, speech, shopping lists, street directions in a town, date of anniversaries etc., and to possess the power of instant recall of the details. Some persons may possess such powers by natural birth, but these can also be learnt and acquired. With better memory resulting in better storage, retention and recall, our life becomes more fulfilling, our knowledge improves, we are motivated to read and learn more, and our relationships at home and at work, improve considerably. In six Chapters of the book, the author explains at length, as to how these can be learnt. The various Chapters of the book cover, A brief history of memory (From ancient times to the modern age), The Memory Maze (How memory works), Enticing the Echoes (How to improve your memory), Memory with a map (Discovering memory techniques), Memory in action (Memory techniques for everyday life) and The Memory palace (Gain fulfillment through memory). With his extra ordinary skills, the author is a six times winner of the World memory championship. At first he trained himself, resulting in strengthening and refining of his brain power. According to him, it is possible for each of us, to sharpen our memories substantially.
One of the Chapters of this book discusses the topic , Discovering memory techniques, which covers mnemonics, visual pegs, the story method, the journey method, the Dominic system, the Number-shape system and Mind maps, besides five exercises namely The memory Forest ten-note keyboard, making a memory chain, weaving a Narrative spell, walking the walk and The Memory house. A Mind-map is a physical representation of information, to be held in the memory.
The Mind-maps help us in getting a proper shape, on randomly growing knowledge, as per our thoughts and information. Another Chapter takes up Memory techniques for everyday life covering, Matching Names and faces, Keeping a date, Finding the right word, Making speeches, Memory and games, Memory at school, Reading and Retaining, Speed Reading, Quick-fix Retrieval, besides seven exercises namely What is in a name?, Using a Mental Diary, Crossword Heaven, Memorizing cards of chance, Evaluate Assimilate Remember, Checking the sense and clearing the sea-bed of Memory. Finally, the last Chapter also covers the topic of Memory of the future, for example the use of already developed Brainwave 1 machine and further developments of more new techniques.
The book teaches effective and proper systems, based on imagery and association, helps in our training for amazingly improved storage, retention and recollection, and provides many easy techniques for helping us, in enhancing our remembering power. The book provides Introduction, Contents, Bibliography, Index, Acknowledgements, About the author, photograph of the author, About the book and dedication at appropriate places. It provides many colourful sketches and 25 exercises, to make it an interesting and pleasing reading material. On the whole it is a useful book, for discovering and using our untapped powers of memory, for all persons regardless of gender, country, age, class or level etc.