Book Reviews of Memory Power 101

At Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Power-101-Comprehensive-Businesspeople/dp/1616086122

Excellent and Practical Review of How to Improve Memory Function, October 25, 2013  5 Stars

By Anonymous – See all my reviews

This review is from: Memory Power 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Better Learning for Students, Businesspeople, and Seniors (Paperback)

I’m a neuroscience physician and scientist. I read this book to learn techniques to improve my learning and memory. Although I have a very academic background, I’ve actually always struggled on standardized tests and learning large quantities of information quickly in school. That is why I picked up this book.

This is a practical read. For someone like me who has knowledge of neuroscience it provides a concise and practical review of important memory concepts and this is adequately simplified for the reader with no neuroscience background. The neuroscience described in this text has immediate real-world application and is practical.

The memory techniques described have a range of applications from someone who is looking forward to taking their boards again (me) to younger students and the elderly who feel their memory is declining. The book dispels many common myths, which is helpful. There are outlines at the end of each chapter that make concepts easy to review.

For me, this book had more applications than I anticipated. I use it not only to study, but to remember things about patients, my family, and friends.

 


 

 

At Amazon, 4.5 Stars

http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Power-101-Comprehensive-Businesspeople/dp/1616086122

 

Today, younger and older people alike are worried about their memories. Billions of dollars are spent each year on herbs, vitamins, and drugs that can supposedly help you build a better memory or protect the skills you have. With over 200 well-researched tips and 300 scholarly references, Memory Power 101 can do what no pill can—help students get better grades, aid professionals in essential confidence building, and give seniors a means of taking control of senility.

Dr. Klemm explains the different kinds of memories and how they are stored and accessed in everyday situations. He offers advice on learning how to focus and pay attention so that key pieces of information are more easily used. He talks about the importance of cues and stimuli both when learning and in recall, discusses repressed memories, Freudian slips, the roles of both exercise and sleep in building a better memory, and more. With his advice, you’re bound to improve your memory of names and faces, as well as read and heard information. Keep better track of numbers and places, and even remember where you left your house keys and where you parked your car! Memory Power 101 is a unique book that can help almost anyone be more successful and happier.


 

 

Constable and Robinson

http://www.constablerobinson.com/?section=books&book=memory_power_101_9781616086121_paperback

 

Relying on his years of expertise in the field, neuroscientist and ‘Memory Medic’ Dr. W.R. Klemm offers hundreds of tips and techniques for improving your memory. Neuroscience professor Dr. W.R. Klemm, a memory expert, explains in detail how memory works and offers hundreds of tips, techniques, and suggestions to keep your brain in top form. With hundreds of practical, scientifically-proven techniques for remembering any kind of information – from dates and phone numbers to where you parked your car – this is one book you’ll never forget!


 

 

Book Review Comments

from Dr. Jerry Gilbert, in Educational Technology and Society. 7 (4): 224-225.

(This book) is rather unusual in being much more than the average airport- bestseller which comprises merely memory tips for the lay reader hoping to improve themselves with very little outlay. The author attempts to find a middle way between the handy-hints reader and the tome reporting on research findings aimed at other scientists. As such it fills an important gap in the market using both long established research findings and more recent studies to explain the functioning of the brain and justify the advice offered….But it is an easy book to dip into and read out of sequence. The main point made by the book is that our brains can store and recall a great deal providing we understand how to use the brain effectively and apply appropriate techniques.

He states that the intended audience includes students, workers, senior citizens and anyone who wants to look smart. I felt that the book was also suitable for teachers of all age groups who wish to provide some guidance to their students on how to learn and when and how to memorize. Not only does the author provide a practical guide for teachers but also a valuable resource for any reader’s own learning.

He suggests that we all have brains which are capable of being used to much better effect and it is the job of the mind to harness the brain and put it to good use.

The book is sometimes gripping and mostly accessible. It is full of simple examples that we can all relate to and some fascinating research findings are presented. The basis for the memory tricks that we see on television is explained.

This book aims to be different and to go beyond, mere tricks and gimmicks to probe the scientific basis for good memory. I think it succeeds and is suitable for anyone who really wants to improve their memory by understanding more clearly how it works. In an era where rapid change is the norm and societies have an aging demographic profile, the challenge to us all is to continue to learn. This book reassures us that it is possible even for those among us who are aging.


 

Midwest Book Review

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Memory Power 101, W. R. Klemm

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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www.skyhorsepublishing.com

9781616086121, $14.95, 298pp, www.amazon.com

 

Synopsis: With over 200 well-researched tips and 300 scholarly references, Memory Power 101 is specifically written to help students get better grades, aid professionals in essential confidence building, and give seniors a means of taking control of senility. In “Memory Power 101” Dr. Klemm explains the different kinds of memories and how they are stored and accessed in everyday situations. He offers advice on learning how to focus and pay attention so that key pieces of information are more easily used. He talks about the importance of cues and stimuli both when learning and in recall, discusses repressed memories, Freudian slips, the roles of both exercise and sleep in building a better memory, and more. With his advice, you’re bound to improve your memory of names and faces, as well as read and heard information. Keep better track of numbers and places, and even remember where you left your house keys and where you parked your car! Memory Power 101 is a unique book that can help almost anyone be more successful and happier.

Critique: A professor of neuroscience at Texas A&M University, William R. Klemm is also a gifted author able to layout a thoroughly “reader friendly” text that meets high standards of scholarship while being easily accessible for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in improving their memory at any stage of their life. Informed and informative, insightful and practical, “Memory Power 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Better Learning for Students, Businesspeople, and Seniors” will prove to be an exceptional addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library collections.

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