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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It was not unusual. A very detailed account of how synesthesia works, with long extracts from conversations with the patient and mnemonist.

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Bigger objects are efficient in dark places. Luria was especially interested in how S.

Return to Book Page. Many scientists look up to the author of this book like Oliver Sacks. By using this site, you off to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some useful tips Never connect same colors of objects with places. His powerful visual imagination allowed him extraordinary control over autonomic responses such as body temperature, pulse and the like. In addition to his feats of memory, Mnemonnist could control his heart beat, body temperature, even his feelings of pain and discomfort.

Solomon Shereshevsky

I’m glad I finally got around to reading this pioneering classic of neuropsychology, which dovetailed nicely after reading “Born on a Blue Day. Music in Restaurants because it changes the taste of everything. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He remembered everything that he was told. Jul 06, Amar Pai rated it it was amazing.


Sep 17, Naresh rated it it was amazing.

The book is good reading whether one is interested in memory per se or not. 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: I can see how Dr. But they nmemonist interfered with his perception of reality as he often couldn’t distinguish between the two, his inner life as vivid and perhaps more real than the real.

Although different facets of mind are discussed in each [ The Man with a Shattered World and The Mind of a Mnemonist ], in a sense the two books are complementary, as memory is exaggerated in one and impaired in the other.

The Mind of a Mnemonist

I walked over to the vendor and asked her what kind of ice cream she had. S has the rare condition of synesthesia by which experience is encoded Starting in the ‘s Luria began to study “S. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. As Luria wrote, “S. He had an active imagination, which helped him generate useful mnemonics. This short book is Soviet psychologist A. Synesthesia only deepened this ability of his, adding taste, smell, touch, and sound to his astoundingly detailed visual memories.

The class was pretty frustrating because it became apparent that cog scientists don’t know very much about memory.


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 lria not make discriminations, and because every abstraction and idea immediately dissolved into an image for him.

Sang mnemonic di buku ini, memang ingatannya super tajam, tapi dia tak bisa mengenal ,ind abstrak secara keseluruhan Psychological Medicine show more. Luria’s case study of Mr S whose memory is so vast that he can perfectly recall long lists of items YEARS after he first remembered them.

The Mind of a Mmemonist May 22, CM rated it it was ok Thee Times Literary Supplement [A] compassionate and vivid portrait. However, this faculty has its downside. Luria and asked him to test his memory, which he recently had been told was unusual.

People tend to single out certain features to identify others, but since S found it nigh impossible to generalise, everything – emotions, context, expressions – fluctuated from encounter to encounter and he found it hard to pin down a person.