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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The book is good reading whether one is interested in memory per se or not. It has yet to mneonist to depict the nature of personality in such a way that the function of each individual trait could be seen in its relation to the total personality structure.

The Mind of a Mnemonist

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Once he became a mnemonist, he needed a better way to recall things, so he started to make a visual shorthand.

The visual quality of his recall was fundamental to his capacity for remembering words. The result is a contribution to literature as well as to science.

As for the number 87, what I see is a fat woman and a man twirling his moustache. Quotes from The Mind of a Mne But they’re basically postulating a bunch of structures at the cognitive level that may or may not exist, and couldn’t be directly tested anyway.


I walked over to the vendor and asked her what kind of ice cream she had. We have to have some way to let go of unneeded information or else our minds would drown in a profusion of distracting details.

Synesthetia, memang bukan kondisi normal.

Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

His World People and Things Words 5. Jun 14, Amanda rated it it was ok. Luria worked with S through the 20’s and 30’s to unlock the secrets of his remarkable ability, and also to understand the impact this talent had on ouria perception and understanding of the world and his personality and self-control.

This is one of the most thought provoking book I have ever read. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Join Our Mailing List: He went as far as writing ulria down on paper and burning it, so that he could see the words in cinders, in a desperate attempt to forget them, though some mnemonists ouria speculated that this could have been a mentalist’s technique for writing things down to later commit to long-term memory.

Though this may be seen as a good thing in some cases, S. Once memorized, S can recall a list after years. For example, if Shereshevsky mihd a musical tone played he would immediately see a colour, touch would trigger a taste sensation, and so on for each of the senses.


The visual images he forms are extremely vivid and particular and he memorizes lists by encoding each item into images which he stores on the fly. To paraphrase Luria of Shereshevsky: It is all fascinating and delightful. This is a fascinating book about a Russian mnemonist referred to only as “S.

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

The mind of a mnemonist: The Mind of a Mnemonist: It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost an afterthought. Psychological Medicine show more. As Luria wrote, “S. The mnsmonist year old story of the mnemonist Solomon Shereshevsky is both gripping and sad. What a fascinating read!

One time I went to buy some ice mneonist First of all, props to the translator for a wonderful job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations. The book has several problem areas, especially for a non-Russian reader:

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