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A Sheep Falls Out of the Tree: And Other Techniques to Develop an Incredible Memory and Boost Brainpower Paperback – March 4, 2009
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About the Author
Christiane Stenger is a three-time world memory champion. At twelve, she became the youngest person ever awarded the title of Grandmaster in memory training. At sixteen, she became Germany's youngest A-level graduate. Today she attends college, appears regularly in the media, and is passionate about making education more innovative and fun.
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So, earlier in the year, when I was desperate for some memory help, I searched and stumbled upon Dominic O'Brien and his work (both his Quantum Memory Power audio and a few of his books-- including "How to Develop a Perfect Memory"). It opened up a world I didn't know existed. This new-fangled mnemonics and memory sports (competition has a way of improving through refining). Dominic O'Brien really inspired me but his DOMINIC system was hard (to come up with people for initials) and his breezy approach was not as helpful.
I went through other works: Scott Hagwood, Dean Vaughn, Tony Buzan, Frank Felberbaum, and lots and lots of online material. And on one of the online memory sites I found a review of a book by former junior memory champ, Christiane Stenger. I ordered the book and slowly devoured it. It is the best by far. It is much more tangible and straightforward than other books on the subject (with the possible exception of Dean Vaughn, which is very good, but I found his cube method harder to apply than the route/journey method). Stenger gives concrete and easily applicable techniques ("Imagine a beautiful giraffe...Imagine her shrinking, so she fits in a matchbox...Take paintbrush and paint her all blue. Imagine adding red dots to her blue hide..." p. 50).Read more ›
All that being said, you really have to commit yourself to improving your memory in order for this book to be truly beneficial. Not everyone who buys this book will want to compete in memory competitions, and while that is not the ultimate focus of the book, some of the exercises are ones that would be seen at such competitions.
Anyways, I was able to get several pages of material to teach my students how to use their brains more efficiently when studying lines for drama and memorizing SAT words.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recommend this for my freshmen college students. The method absolutely works.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing book. Great techniques. Everything is well explained and very easy to apply.Published 10 months ago by Osiris Rodriguez
If your serious about memory training this is a must read. Do the exercises and give your time and effort and you will see amazing results.Published on March 8, 2014 by aweheba