In her bestselling book The Memory Code Lynne Kelly uncovers the memory methods of the ancients. She has now tested them thoroughly and in Memory Craft she shows how anyone of any age can use traditional memory methods to expand their memory capacity and to memorise whatever they want.
Memory Craft introduces the best memory techniques humans have ever devised, from ancient times and the Middle Ages, to methods used by today's memory athletes. Lynne Kelly has tested all these methods in a series of experiments which demonstrate the extraordinary capacity of our brains at any age.
The methods used by memory champions are quite different from those used in ancient cultures to memorise vast amounts of practical information. Lynne explains how this fits with what we know about neuroscience, and how memory systems provide a way to lay down a firm foundation of knowledge on which to build higher levels of learning.
For anyone who needs to memorise a speech or a play script, learn anatomy or vocabulary in a foreign language, or prepare for an exam, Memory Craft is a fabulous toolkit. It offers proven strategies for teachers to help their students learn more effectively across a wide range of subjects. It also offers simple strategies for anyone who has trouble remembering names, and for older people who want to keep their minds agile and always remember where they left their keys.
Dr Lynne Kelly is the memory whisperer. A senior memory champion, science writer and Honorary Research Associate at La Trobe University, she is author of the groundbreaking book The Memory Code as well as several other popular science books.
Self-help & practical
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format