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. In this book, Dr. A. R. Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that. This was The Mind of a Mnemonist, and I read the first dozen pages or so The author, Alexander Luria publishing as A. R. Luria), was a.

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He became famous for his studies of low-educated populations in the south of the Soviet Union showing that they use different categorization than the educated world determined by functionality of their tools.

If readers wish to learn every single aspect of one man’s perspective in the early 20th century, by all means, but if readers were hoping to gain insight on people with exceptional memory skills live and perceive the world around them, o Joshua Foer instead.

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

The Mind of a Mnemonistmmemonist Solomon Shereshevskywho had highly advanced memory; and The Man with a Shattered Worldabout a man with traumatic brain injury. Luria was especially interested in how S. Bagaimana rasanya Melihat Musik dan Mendengar warna? It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost an afterthought.


Alexander Luria – Wikipedia

He had an active imagination, which helped him generate useful mnemonics. Books by Alexander R.

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. This is a proud, well-built man; luuria 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. It could be worse!

The Mind of a Mnemonist

In particular, it discusses his unique mental processes, how they help him remember things, and how they hindered other aspects of his life. Jun 08, Zach Benson rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 I’m glad I finally got around to reading this pioneering classic of neuropsychology, which dovetailed nicely after reading “Born on a Blue Day.

Luria’s work continued in this field with expeditions to Central Asia. What I cannot help but wonder having finished the book is whether Solomon Shereshevsky himself felt blessed or cursed as he was. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to tge interests. Views Read Edit View history. Open Preview See a Problem?


Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

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. It was uniquely and astoundingly retentive. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Want to Read saving…. Dec 03, Annie Feng rated it it was amazing.

Luria’s studies of the frontal lobes were concentrated in five principal areas: Between Hebrew, Yiddish, ljria Russian, the translation and footnotes were very well done.

Return to Book Page. Jun 14, Amanda rated it it was ok. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However I found much of it thf very dry and did not interest me in the Stalin and the Scientists: He couldn’t complete the simplest tasks and for all intents and purposes was retarded. Retrieved from ” https: In fact, i M, the patient described in this book, has unbelievable memory.