What if almost everything we think about learning is wrong? What if we could learn more with less effort? Award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey presents a compelling research-based explanation of how we learn.
On average, humans squander forty days a year compensating for things they've forgotten. But does it have to be that way? Joshua Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory and how it can be improved.
After dominating the chess world for a decade, Josh Waitzkin turned to Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately became a World Champion. How did he conquer two disciplines that seem so different? He explains: 'I've come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess. What I am best at is the art of learning.'
Based on the popular Super Learner courses, this book features reams of engaging research and tips on how to learn faster and better.
Kevin Horsley broke a world memory record in 2013, memorizing the first 10,000 digits of pi. Ten thousand! Here, in this Wall Street Journal bestseller, he explains his strategies to concentrate better, learn faster, and improve your memory.