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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Luria discovers that the man had some interesting characteristics to his memory. Jul 06, Amar Pai rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. A nerdy read and read for a nerdy reason. Articles with hCards Articles containing Mnemonst text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with Russian-language external links. He is confused by the clash and confusion vivid, unrelated images that arise when words are used with double meaning.

Gradually this strip narrowed and seemed to recede; then it was converted into an object luriia glistened like steel. He had a marvelous visual memory and saw everything in images. The visual images he forms are extremely vivid and particular and he memorizes lists by encoding each item into images which he stores on the fly.

M, the patient described in this book, has unbelievable memory. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? 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 number shape system where the mnemonist creates images that physically resemble the digits.

Interestingly, words can have smells, tastes, etc. A fantastic read for those interested in memory, as well as in synesthesia. I mnmeonist felt sorry for the guy, the end was quite sad as well. Buku ,nemonist tentang seseorang bernama Sheresevsky yang memiliki ingatan tak dibatasi waktu maupun jumlah, apapun, seberapapun, sampai kapan pun Bigger objects are efficient in dark places.


Apart from his work with Vygotsky, he is widely known for his later work with two extraordinary psychological case studies, his study of te man with a highly advanced memory liria as The Mind of a Mnemonistand the study of a man with traumatic brain injury published in The Man with a Shattered World. I can understand and feel the same.

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He had an active imagination, which helped him generate useful mnemonics. Often, if I mid something is going to happen, it does. It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost an mnekonist.

Once he became a mnemonist, he needed a better way to recall things, so he started to make a visual shorthand. This approach both enabled him to rapidly solve problems that might stump a verbally-dependent mind, but also interfered with his comprehension of abstract ideas and poetry. In this book, Dr. Such an interesting case study! To ask other readers questions about The Mind of a Mnemonistplease sign up. A time-capsule classic, and the way I learned the word “synesthesia,” the topic that became my life’s work.

His Personality show more. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun lurix, Abeer Hoque rated it really liked it Shelves: These creep into This short book is Soviet psychologist A.

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

Sang mnemonic di buku ini, memang ingatannya super tajam, tapi dia tak bisa mengenal konsep abstrak secara keseluruhan But they’re basically postulating a bunch of structures at the cognitive level that may or may not exist, and couldn’t be directly tested anyway. From the neuro end things look more promising. 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 wonderful job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations.

Karena yang dia ingat ketika melihat wajah orang adalah ekspresinya, padahal ekspresi sendiri berubah setiap waktu.


Jan 22, Andreas Asimakopoulos rated it it was amazing Shelves: He remembered everything that he was told. Feb 20, Siska Nurohmah rated it liked it. What a fascinating read! But the amazing thing is it reads like a bedtime story.

It not only discusses S. Alexander Romanovich Luria Russian: An example of the difficulties he faced in daily life:. It is all fascinating and delightful.

Ibaratnya dia berusaha mengenali laut dengan riak-riak ombaknya, padahal riak itu tak pernah sama dari waktu ke waktu 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. A lot of the information was redundant since I’ve read a lot about synesthetic savants over the years, but it’s always good to trace it back to the source.

When he heard or read a word it was converted right away into a visual image that corresponded with the object the word signified for him. 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 an act of will, that he solved problems in 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.

Jun 19, Mari rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Luria wrote, “S. Starting in the ‘s Luria began to study “S.

Jul 12, Tim rated it really liked it. Mnemonisf Mind of a Mnemonist anticipates the later work of Oliver Sacks and is a short, rewarding book. Open Preview See a Problem?