The drills she prescribes are a lot of fun too. For example, in the first chapter, she demonstrates how "working" memory functions by having you look at a number and then quickly look away and try to recall it. The numbers progress from 4 digits to 12. (If you can recall the 12-digit number after glancing at it, you probably don't need this book.) Then she demonstrates long-term memory by having you write down the names of all 50 states, something you probably haven't attempted since grade school.
Green suggests mastering one chapter a week, and completing them in order. But she also acknowledges that many readers will jump right to Step 7: How to Remember the People You Meet. At least one of the seven techniques she presents in that chapter should be immediately useful at your next social gathering. ("John! What an interesting name. My favorite uncle was named John....") --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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-- John W. Rowe, M.D., President and CEO of Mount Sinai and NYU Health and co-author of Successful Aging
"A terrific resource that covers all you need to know about how to improve your memory."
-- Leonard Stern, Chairman, The Hartz Group
"Sensible advice for the seriously inclined."
"What distinguishes this book is Green's commonsense approach....Her workouts [are] entertaining as well as effective."
-- Natural Health
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