Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer

 

 Provides an overview of the history of memorisation techniques, highlighting the reasons why having a good memory was vital to our ancestors

 Details the current level of scientific understanding of memory, including a ton of awesome scientific case studies (Rain Man etc)

 Is presented as a story, tracking the author’s journey from a memorisation novice to an expert. This is a great source of inspiration – you can see what he managed to achieve without too huge a time commitment