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The art and science of memory: a journey towards remembering everything

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Moonwalking with Einstein: the art and science of remembering everything by Joshua Foer

This book explains the scientific findings in an easy to understand way. It is partly based on memory psychologist K. Anders Ericsson-edited The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance. Using the sound mnemonics, the author Joshua Foer trained himself to be a “mental athletes” and won the United States Memory Championship.

The seven sins of memory: how the mind forgets and remembers by Harvard psychologist Daniel L. Schacter

This book introduces the basic characteristic of memory: decay or forgetting and bias. It’s full of research examples.

In search of memory: the emergence of a new science of mind by Eric R. Kandel

Kandel won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory. In this book, Kandel explores the scientific history of memory research.