writes about Solomon Shereshevsky, the mysterious subject of the neuropsychologist Alexander Luria’s “The Mind of a Mnemonist” who was. The Mind of a Mnemonist has ratings and 85 reviews. This short book is Soviet psychologist A.R. Luria’s case study of Mr S whose memory is so vast that . This was The Mind of a Mnemonist, and I read the first dozen pages or so In the preceding decades, Luria had also published a string of.

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While it’s a readable case study about an one-of-a-kind memory plus all the credit for founding a new genre for humanistic clinical history! Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that couldn’t be measured.

Solomon Shereshevsky

He had trouble memorizing information whose intended meaning differed from its literal one, as well as trouble recognizing faceswhich he saw as “very changeable”. His World People and Things Jnemonist 5. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He had an active imagination, which helped him generate useful mnemonics. It might seem like heaven to have a “photographic memory,” more recently known as “eidetic memory.

Books by Alexander R. Mar 05, Alia S rated it liked it Shelves: To the astonishment of everyone there and to his own astonishment in realising that others could apparently not do sohe could mid the speech word by word.

New Yorker Luria’s essay is a model of lucid presentation and is an altogether convincing description of a man whose whole personality and fate was conditioned by an intellectual idiosyncrasy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It seems that forgetting is a crucial part of memory. The study remains the classic paradigm of what Luria called ‘romantic science,’ a genre characterized by individual portraiture based on an assessment of operative psychological processes.

Along the years Shereshevsky was asked to memorize complex mathematical formulas, huge matrices and even poems in foreign languages and did so in a matter of minutes.

The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory, with a New Foreword by Jerome S. Bruner

S finds metaphor and abstract concepts extremely challenging. The class was pretty frustrating because it became apparent that cog scientists don’t know very much about memory. First of all, props to the translator for a wonderful job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations. People tend to single out certain features to identify others, but since S found it od impossible to generalise, everything – emotions, lkria, expressions – fluctuated from encounter to encounter and he found it hard to pin down a person.

Gradually this strip narrowed and seemed to recede; then it was converted into an object that glistened like steel. I loved this book. This is a fascinating book about a Russian mnemonist referred to only as “S.

If readers wish to learn every single aspect of one man’s perspective in the early 20th century, by all means, mnemoniet if mnemonisg were hoping to gain insight on people with exceptional memory skills live and perceive the world around them, read Joshua Foer instead. Feb 20, Siska Nurohmah rated it liked it.

Take the time I began arguing with a friend that the cashier in the store was sure to give me too much change. As for the number 87, what I see is a fat woman and a man twirling his mins.

Luria’s case study of Mr S whose memory is so vast that he can perfectly recall long lists of items YEARS after he first remembered mnemonnist. I can see how Dr. His Personality show more. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He could remember random strings of numbers, characters, syllables, etc.

This is all just coming from a hazy recollection of reading this book in my cogsci Memory class back in the day.

Perhaps the question never occurred to him. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. After he discovered his own abilities, he performed as a mnemonist; but this created confusion in his mind.

Luria also discusses, with great sensitivity, the effect such a gifted memory has on S. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Dia juga punya kesulitan mengenali wajah orang, malah bisa dibilang tak bisa mengingat wajah orang! In fact, it turned out that M. Sep 17, Naresh rated it it was amazing.

By using this site, mund agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A fantastic read for those interested in memory, as well as in synesthesia.

Once he became x mnemonist, he needed a better way to recall things, so he started to make a visual shorthand. S has the rare condition of synesthesia by which experience is encoded Starting in the ‘s Luria began to study “S.

There is some repetition of ideas but this is helpful to reinforce Dr.

Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

But the boundary between the visual imagery of his imagination and reality was often be nebulous and he was prone to distraction lhria could border on split personality. The over year old story of the mnemonist Solomon Shereshevsky is both gripping and sad. Luria is able to reveal in rich detail not only the obvious strengths of S.