How to Develop A SUPER-POWER MEMORY
by Harry Lorayne
A. THOMAS & CO. PRESTON
Contents Foreword How Keen Is Your Observation?
Does what you see register in your mind? Which light is on top of the traffic light? Is the number six on your watch dial, the Arabic #6 or is it the Roman #VI? Other observation questions. The importance of observation in memory.
Habit Is Memory
There is no such thing as a poor memory, only a trained or untrained one. There is no limit to the capacity of the memory. Lucius Scipio was able to remember the names of all the people of Rome; Seneca could memorize and repeat two thousand words after hearing them once.
Test Your Memory
If you can remember any one thing by association, you can do it with anything else. A series of tests for you to take now to indicate how limited your untrained memory is.
Interest in Memory
The first step is to be interested in remembering names, faces, dates, figures, facts—anything, and that you have confidence in your ability to retrain them.
Link Method of Memory
What the Link Method is. Use this method of associating ridiculous mental images with items you want to remember. Start to remember as you've never remembered before.
Contents Peg System of Memory
The Peg System helps you associate and remember numbers. You can learn to remember 52 items by number, in and out of order.
Uses of the Peg and Link Systems
Start with remembering a Shopping List and Daily Errands. From this you will go on to more difficult feats.
How to Train Your Observation
Test yourself (and your friends) on a "trick" sign. How to sharpen and develop your observation abilities.
It Pays to Remember Speeches, Articles, Scripts and Anecdotes 72
How to retain the contents of a speech or script JOT delivery or use when wanted. How to memorize the complete contents of a magazine!
It Pays to Remember Playing Cards
How to remember the lay...