Rational Memory Training; A Series of Articles on Memory, Its Practical Value, Its Phenomenal Powers, Its Physiological Basis, the Laws Which Govern It ... Etc., Etc. with Hints and Helps in Memorizing Figures, Lists of Words, Prose and

Rational Memory Training; A Series of Articles on Memory, Its Practical Value, Its Phenomenal Powers, Its Physiological Basis, the Laws Which Govern It ... Etc., Etc. with Hints and Helps in Memorizing Figures, Lists of Words, Prose and

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...'It may be thought that these facts bear more directly on the subject of easy apprehension and ready recall of particular ideas than upon the subject of the general development of memory. Yet it will be admitted on reflection, that they have much to do also with the improvement of the memory faculty because the habits of careful observation, thorough comprehension and methodical arrangement of ideas having been once formed, the reproductive power of the mind will doubtless be increasingly exercised and the whole faculty strengthened. The Proper Kind of Memory Exercises. The student should next select for daily practice in memorizing and reviewing such exercises as may be adapted to his needs and the special objects he has in view. Two or three qualities may be pointed out which should always characterize these memory tasks. In the first place they should be brief and easy rather than long and difficult. The minddevelops strength, not so much by occasional and severe efiorts as by easy and regular exercise. Not many years since it was considered essential in physical training to use the heaviest dumb-bells and weights, and violent straining of the muscles was supposed to largely increase the strength. Today heavy weights are generally discarded, and reliance is placed rather on natural and unrestrained movements of the various parts of the body, pursued with regularity and under right conditions. So in training any mental faculty, it is not the severity of the effort so much as its suitability and regularity that promotes 'intellectual vigor. ' Another quality of these memory tasks should be simplicity. Every selection of prose or poetry should be one capable of easy and thorough comprehension. As we have seen, a subject...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788400
  • 9781236788405