Moonwalking with Einstein Names, car keys, birthdays, what we were just doing: These are a few of the things we all, science journalist Foer included, forget on a… Moonwalking with Einstein Names, car keys, birthdays, what we were just doing: These are a few of the things we all, science journalist Foer included, forget on a… 2011-03-03 Nonfiction Science and Technology Penguin
Book Review

Moonwalking With Einstein (2011)

Joshua Foer
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 03, 2011; Writer: Joshua Foer; Genres: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Publisher: Penguin

Names, car keys, birthdays, what we were just doing: These are a few of the things we all, science journalist Foer included, forget on a regular basis. After covering the 2005 USA Memory Championship, Foer (brother of author Jonathan Safran, for what it's worth) decided to train for the competition, using shuffled cards and thousand-digit integers as his weights and treadmills. But that's just the skeleton on which Foer hangs a fascinating scientific analysis of mnemonic mysteries. What we remember, he says, defines who we are. B+
Originally posted Feb 23, 2011 Published in issue #1144 Mar 04, 2011 Order article reprints
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