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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Trivia About The Mind of a Mne Experiments and interviews over the years showed that his memory was based on synesthesia turning sounds into vivid visual imagerythat he could forget anything only by mnmonist act of will, that he solved problems menmonist a peculiar crablike fashion that worked, and that he was handicapped intellectually because he could not make discriminations, and because every abstraction and idea immediately dissolved into an image for him.

I enjoyed reading the bits about how S.

Jun 08, Zach Benson rated it really liked it Shelves: The Mind of a Mnemonist anticipates the later work of Oliver Sacks and is a short, rewarding book. There seemed to be no limitations to his memory capacity, so Luria became bored with that sort of thing, and began asking how he did these things, and what his methods were. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use minnd Privacy Policy.

Jul 06, Amar Pai rated it it was amazing. But the amazing thing is it reads like a bedtime story.


It has yet to learn 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. A very easy read about a very interesting person.

Though this may be seen as a good thing in some cases, S. The remainder of the book deals with the subject’s construction of the world, his mental strengths and weaknesses, his control of behaviour and his personality.

In fact, i M, the patient described in this book, ot unbelievable memory. Then it fades off The book has several problem areas, especially for a non-Russian reader: Solomon Veniaminovich Shereshevsky Russian: His memories were so strong that mnemonixt could recall them after many years.

The above list of images for digits is consistent with a form of synesthesia or ideasthesia known as ordinal linguistic personification but is also related to a well-known mnemonic technique called the mins shape system where the mnemonist creates images that physically resemble the digits.

Luria does a good job of trying to present how this guy thinks, a seemingly impossible task. Di sini, dikisahkan penelitian A. The opening section analyses in some detail the subject’s extraordinary capacity for recall and demonstrates the association between the persistence of iconic memory and a highly developed synaesthesia.

Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

Mar 13, Gloria rated it liked it. In this book, Dr. To paraphrase Luria of Shereshevsky: There seemed to be no limitations to his memory capacity, so Luria became bored with that sort of thing, and began asking how he did these thi An engrossing and excellent account of a man with a phenomenal memory. Psychology Abnormal Psychology Psychiatry Science: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. 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.


Dia juga punya kesulitan mengenali wajah orang, malah bisa dibilang tak bisa mengingat wajah orang! Oct 10, Alberto rated it liked it. Nov 11, Derek Davis rated it really liked it. People tested M mnemnoist giving him some random sequence of numbers that they’d then put away.

I can understand and feel the same.

Solomon Shereshevsky

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. A lot of the information was redundant since I’ve read a lot about synesthetic savants over the year First of all, props to the translator for a lurria job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He is confused by the clash and confusion vivid, unrelated images that arise when words are used with double meaning.

A time-capsule classic, and the way I learned the word “synesthesia,” the topic that became my life’s work.

This short book is Soviet psychologist A.