Practical Memory Training

Practical Memory Training

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the senses, the greater is the degree of perception, of course. There is a wonderful range of degree of perception manifested by different individuals. Some persons go through life perceiving very few things, and these things very imperfectly. Others perceive fairly well the things connected with their daily occupations, but very little else. Others manifest a very high degree of perception, and to such the world becomes a very different thing than it appears to be to the indifferent observer. The Indian will detect a hundred things along a path in the forest, which will be absent to the perception of the white man from the large city. The man experienced in handling certain articles of merchandise, will perceive many little distinguishing marks which are invisible to the man outside of that line of work. It is impossible for a man to know any more about a thing than he has perceived to exist in the thing--either by direct perception or by perceiving the results of the observation of others. And as he does not know these things, he cannot be expected to recall them from memoryfor they have never been placed there in the first place. The more closely a man observes a thing, the greater his perception of its characteristics, and the greater his knowledge of that thing--' and these things constitute the records and im pressions of memory. For the reasons just given, the instructor in the Art of Memory endeavors to present to his pupil the simple, elementary rules and principles which underlie the power of close and accurate observation, for by so doing he is pointing out the road to clear, distinct memory impressions upon the subconscious mind. There is no royal road to observation, and work is always required in order to more

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  • Paperback
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236822331
  • 9781236822338
  • 1,811,219