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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Bigger objects are efficient in dark places. While it’s a readable case study about an one-of-a-kind mnemonst plus all the credit for founding a new genre mnemonisf humanistic clinical history! Dia juga punya kesulitan mengenali wajah orang, malah bisa dibilang tak bisa mengingat wajah orang! Jul 12, Tim rated it really liked it. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Be the first to ask a question about The Mind of a Mnemonist. In order to efficiently process your environment, you have to be able to drop all the irrelevant stuff and focus clearly. He met Luria after an anecdotal event in which he was told off for not taking any notes while attending a work meeting in the mids [1].

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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. It has yet to learn to depict the nature of personality in such a way that the function of each individual trait could be seen in its relation to the total personality structure.


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Dec 03, Annie Feng rated it it was amazing. Once he formed an image, which lufia always of a particularly vivid nature, it stabilized itself in his memory.

The Mind of a Mnemonist

He claimed that hhe condition often produced unnecessary and distracting images or feelings. Looking for beautiful books? What I cannot help but wonder having finished the book is whether Solomon Shereshevsky himself felt blessed or cursed as he was.

This is a fascinating book about a Russian mnemonist referred to only as “S. A man that on the other hand can at any time go back to his childhood and remember his mother as he saw her as a baby “good” and “safe”but on the other hand cannot read or listen to anything without being assaulted by a tide of images due to his synesthesia.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The study remains the classic paradigm of what Luria called ‘romantic science,’ a genre characterized by individual portraiture based on an assessment of operative psychological processes. However, a text has offered arguments against such a view and surmised that he had an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bagaimana rasanya Melihat Musik dan Mendengar warna?

In particular, it discusses lluria unique mental processes, how they help him remember things, and how they hindered other aspects of his life. If readers wish to learn every single aspect of one man’s perspective in the early 20th century, by all means, but if readers were hoping to gain insight on people with exceptional memory skills live and perceive the world around them, read Joshua Foer instead.


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: It was uniquely and astoundingly retentive. Paperbackpages. He remembered everything that he was told. His nonsense books, mo ….

Solomon Shereshevsky

Thanks for telling us about the problem. We have to have some way to let go of unneeded information or else our minds would drown in a profusion of distracting details. Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that couldn’t be measured. I can see how Dr. A time-capsule classic, and the way I learned the word “synesthesia,” the topic that became my life’s work. No in dark places. Jul 01, Francisca rated it it was ok. This is all just coming from a hazy recollection of reading this book in my cogsci Memory class back in the day.

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