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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Place Published New York. We have to have some way to let go of unneeded information or else our minds would drown in a profusion of distracting details.

To ask other readers questions about The Mind of a Mnemonistplease sign up. He constructed elaborate, complex scenarios in lluria mind corresponding to the sequences, and by replaying the scenario in his head later, he would be able to recall the sequence.

Solomon Shereshevsky

It could always be worse! Views Read Edit View history. S has the rare condition of synesthesia by which experience is encoded in multiple sensory pathways.

Was a follow-up to the Oliver Sacks memoir; he wrote of Luria frequently, and I thought I should read one of Luria’s cases Bruner by Alexander R. But they’re basically postulating a bunch of structures at tye cognitive level that may or may not exist, and couldn’t be directly tested anyway.

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

I can see how Dr. In fact, i M, the patient described in this book, has unbelievable memory. The Mind of a Mnemonist: He also occasionally had problems reading, because the written words evoked distracting sensations.


S finds metaphor and abstract concepts extremely challenging. Refresh and try again. He had trouble remembering a word if its sound did not fit its meaning. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Dec 04, Colle Owino rated it really liked it. A time-capsule classic, and the way I learned the word “synesthesia,” the topic that became my life’s work.

His secret is synaesthesia: It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost lurla afterthought. In order to efficiently process your environment, you have to mund able to drop all the irrelevant stuff and focus clearly.

Dia juga punya kesulitan mengenali wajah orang, malah bisa dibilang tak bisa mengingat wajah orang!

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The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory

Luria obviously cared for Shereshevsky and felt a mix of admiration, mneminist and sadness for the man. And the last chapter – about how sensory and psychological excesses or deficiencies affect personality development and interaction – is the most interesting, and unfortunately, the shortest: This is a proud, well-built minc 2 is a high-spirited woman; 3 a gloomy person; 6 a man with a swollen foot; 7 a man with a moustache; 8 a very stout woman—a sack within a sack.

Music in Restaurants because it changes the taste of everything. What really emerges from the text is the very humane and personal relationship Luria had with his object of study, Shereshevsky.

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. Jun 08, Zach Benson rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is structured mo What a fascinating read! In some cases, he mneomnist capable of seeing better in the dark.


The Mind of a Mnemonist

This short book is Soviet psychologist A. Between Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian, the translation and footnotes were very well done. I honestly felt sorry for the guy, the end was quite sad as well. First of all, props to the translator for a wonderful job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations. Want to Read saving…. Aleksandr Romanovich Primary Category: Be the first to ask a question about The Mind of a Mnemonist.

Miscellaneous Translated from the Russian by Lynn Solotaroff. Oct 10, Alberto rated it liked it. Luria worked with S through the 20’s and 30’s to unlock the secrets of his remarkable ability, and also to understand the impact this talent had on his perception and understanding of the world and his personality and self-control.

View all 4 comments. His World People and Things Words 5. The New YorkerAugust 12, 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.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Jul 12, Tim rated it really liked it. Karena yang dia ingat ketika melihat wajah orang adalah ekspresinya, padahal ekspresi sendiri berubah setiap waktu. Take the number 1.