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New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
307 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his life-changing year in memory training, as well as sharing historical lore and ancient memory techniques.
The smartest man is hard to find -- The man who remembered too much -- The expert expert -- The most forgetful man in the world -- The memory palace -- How to memorize a poem -- The end of remembering -- The OK plateau -- The talented tenth -- The little rain man in all of us -- The U.S. memory championship
Includes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index.