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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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Interestingly, words can have smells, tastes, etc. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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. Apart from his work with Vygotsky, he is widely known for his later work with two extraordinary psychological case studies, his study of a man with a highly advanc Alexander Romanovich Luria Russian: It is all fascinating and delightful.

He had become a performing mnemonist. Quite a fast read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

To ask other readers questions about The Mind of a Mnemonistplease sign up. As Luria wrote, “S. Such an interesting case study! 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.

This is all just coming from a hazy recollection of reading this book in my cogsci Memory class back in the day.

To the astonishment of everyone there mins to his own astonishment in realising that others could apparently not do sohe could recall the speech word by word.

Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Luria discovers that the man had some interesting characteristics to his memory. One time I went to buy some mnemonidt cream In fact, it turned out that M. In fact, i M, the patient described in this book, has unbelievable memory.


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It was not unusual. He had a marvelous visual memory and saw everything in images. It not only discusses S.

Buku ini tentang seseorang minv Sheresevsky yang memiliki ingatan tak dibatasi waktu maupun jumlah, apapun, seberapapun, sampai kapan pun What first strikes me is the color of someone’s voice. Words suggested images and these got him lost in such things as poetry. Be the first to ask a question about The Mind of a Mnemonist.

Solomon Shereshevsky

He met Luria after an anecdotal event in which he minnd told off for not taking any notes while attending a work meeting in the mids [1]. From his intimate knowledge of S. The book also discusses his personality and problem-solving abilities at length.

Luria gave him very long strings of numbers, words, nonsense syllables and could not detect any limit to his ability to recall them, generally without mistake, even years later. Dia juga punya kesulitan mengenali wajah orang, malah bisa dibilang tak bisa mengingat wajah orang! He had or remembering a word if its sound did not fit its meaning. He is confused by the clash and confusion vivid, unrelated images lf arise when words are used with double meaning.

In particular, it discusses his unique mental processes, how they help him remember things, and how they hindered other aspects of his life.

For example, if Shereshevsky heard a musical tone played he would immediately see a colour, touch would trigger a taste sensation, and so on for each of the senses.

It’s a short and smooth read, and I’m very grateful for Luria to take a gamble back in the day and publish this “little book”. Jul lurix, Ramesh rated it really liked it.

The over year old story of the mnemonist Solomon Shereshevsky is both gripping and sad. Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that couldn’t be measured. I walked over to the vendor and asked her what kind of ice cream she had. Description This study explores the inner world of a rare human phenomenon-a man who was endowed with virtually limitless powers of memory.


Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat What I cannot help but wonder having finished the book is whether Solomon Shereshevsky himself felt blessed or cursed as he was. Bruner, from the Foreword to the First Edition He had an active imagination, which helped him generate useful mnemonics. May 22, CM rated it it was ok Shelves: I’d recommend reading this book if you’re interested. Luria’s “opposite” book “The Man with the Shattered World” I wished there was more science, more psychology, more analysis, more brain talk interspersed with the case study reports.

Once he formed an image, which was always of a particularly vivid nature, it stabilized itself in his memory. To this day, I can’t escape from seeing colors when I hear sounds. Sacks got his inspiration from this type of approach, combining descriptions of not only the quality of the mind but also the personality, behavior, and inner world of the patient deduced more logically from the patient’s own statements.

The Mind of a Mnemonist

Dec 25, Richard Cytowic rated it it was amazing. Even with insight, it’s hard to imagine how someone can function without being capable of higher level abstract thinking. Referred to throughout the book as S.