Why so few Memory Champions tell, rather than show in their books?

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#1 21 September, 2017 - 14:38
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Why so few Memory Champions tell, rather than show in their books?


Has anyone else noticed that many of the books written by Grandmasters of Memory will simply tell you about the techniques, fill their chapters with interesting stories, anecdotes, and science garble, but not actually give many concrete examples of how to apply the systems and techniques to things like memorizing random words, vocabulary, branches and areas of knowledge? It seems to me that the best mnemonic memory training books are still by the old school Harry Lorayne. I have yet to find any other books that are as informative and exemplative as Super Memory, Super Student, By H. Lorayne.

I mean, the Memory Champs certainly are very good at using the substitute word techniques/keyword method for memorizing random words in competitions, so why is it none of their books give any examples of how to do that?

Comments and suggestions welcome.

15 October, 2017 - 05:15
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Super Memory, Super Student, By H. Lorayne

I have that book but haven't read it yet. I'll take a look. :)

15 October, 2017 - 17:25
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Definitely do Josh! Mr. Lorayne is still the best teacher when it comes to showing examples of applied mnemonics.

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