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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This is a proud, well-built man; 2 is a high-spirited woman; 3 a gloomy person; 6 a man with a swollen mnid 7 a man with a moustache; 8 a very stout woman—a sack within lufia sack. A very detailed account of how synesthesia works, with long extracts from conversations with the patient and mnemonist.

Refresh and try again. Karena yang dia ingat ketika melihat wajah orang adalah ekspresinya, padahal ekspresi sendiri berubah setiap waktu. Oct 10, Alberto rated it liked it.

He had a marvelous visual memory and saw everything in images. The over year old story of the mnemonist Solomon Mnemonis is both gripping and sad.

Luria obviously cared for Shereshevsky and felt a mix of admiration, wonder and sadness for the man.

His nonsense books, mo …. The remainder of the book is equally interesting since it relates the epiphenomena of S.

The Mind of a Mnemonist : A. R. Luria :

It’s a fairly short read, and an interesting account of extreme variability in a mind: In fact, it turned out that M.


He mndmonist complete the simplest tasks and for all intents and purposes was retarded.

Interestingly, words can have smells, tastes, etc. Jul 01, Francisca rated it it was ok. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. From the neuro end things look more promising. Dec 03, Teh Feng rated it it was amazing. Aug 31, Kjpout rated it really liked it.

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

Luria is able to reveal in rich detail not only the obvious strengths of S. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Mar 05, Alia S rated it liked it Shelves: The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. It was uniquely and astoundingly retentive. Jun 08, Zach Benson rated it really liked it Shelves: Luria did not clearly distinguish between whatever natural ability Shereshevsky might have had and mnemonic techniques like the method of loci and number shapes that “S” described.

Having previously read and thoroughly enjoyed Moonwalking with Einstein, the Mind of a Mnemonist fell lura short. What really emerges from the text is the very humane and personal relationship Luria had with his object of study, Shereshevsky. It could always be worse! And the last chapter – about how sensory and psychological excesses or deficiencies affect personality development and interaction – is the most interesting, and mihd, the shortest: The Mystery of S.


His secret is synaesthesia: People tested M by giving him some random sequence of numbers that they’d then put away.

Luria also discusses, with great sensitivity, the effect such a gifted memory has on S. After he discovered his own abilities, he performed as mnfmonist mnemonist; but this created confusion in his mind. It could be worse!

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. People tend to single out certain features to identify others, but since S found it nigh impossible to generalise, everything – emotions, context, expressions – fluctuated from encounter to encounter and he found it hard to pin down a person.

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The Mind of a Mnemonist

A very easy read about a very interesting person. One time I went to buy some ice cream However, this faculty has its downside.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The book is good reading whether one is interested in memory per se or not.