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writes about Solomon Shereshevsky, the mysterious subject of the neuropsychologist Alexander Luria’s “The Mind of a Mnemonist” who was. The Mind of a Mnemonist has ratings and 85 reviews. In this book, Dr. A. R. Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that. This was The Mind of a Mnemonist, and I read the first dozen pages or so The author, Alexander Luria publishing as A. R. Luria), was a.

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The opening section analyses in some detail the subject’s extraordinary capacity for recall and demonstrates the association between the persistence of iconic memory and a highly developed synaesthesia. The Mind of a Mnemonistminv Solomon Shereshevskywho had highly advanced memory; and The Man with a Shattered Worldabout a man with traumatic brain injury. Many scientists look up to the author of this book like Oliver Sacks.

This is all just coming from a hazy recollection of reading this book in my cogsci Memory class back in the day. The book is structured more like a summary presentation of the results of the year study of Luria than an actual book. Luria’s death is recorded by Homskaya in the following words: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

He became famous for his studies of low-educated populations in the south of the Soviet Union showing that they use different categorization than the educated world determined by functionality of their tools. Articles with hCards Articles containing Russian-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with Russian-language external links.


The Mind of a Mnemonist: It is less known that Luria’s main interests, before the war, were in the field of psycho-semantics, that is the research into how people attribute meaning to words and instructions.

In response to Lysenkoism ‘s purge of geneticists [13] [14]Luria decided to pursue a physician degree, which he completed with honors in the summer of It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost an afterthought.

Under Luria’s supervision, his colleague Simernitskaya began to study nonverbal visual-spatial and verbal functions, and demonstrated that damage to the left and right hemispheres provoked different types of dysfunctions in children than in adults. Review of General Psychology.

The Mind of a Mnemonist

So initially he would take walks and use the memory palace method in his mind. The Technologizing of the Word Second ed. Here he did his most pioneering research in child psychology, and was mnemonisr to permanently disassociate himself from the influence that was then still exerted in the Soviet Union by Pavlov ‘s early research.

Jun 08, Zach Benson rated it really liked it Shelves: A nerdy read and read for a nerdy reason. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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In the s, at the height of the Cold War, Luria’s career expanded significantly with the publication of several new books. A Little Book about a Vast Memory. Under the supervision of Vygotsky, Luria investigated various psychological changes including perception, problem solving, and memory mnemonidt take place as a result of cultural development of undereducated minorities.

Aug 25, Brandon Barton rated it it was amazing.

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Aleksandr Romanovich Primary Category: I imagined it to myself in detail, and she actually did give me too much–change of 20 rubles instead of Luria’s main books for investigation of these functions of the frontal lobes are titled, a The Frontal LobesProblems of Neuropsychologyand c Functions of the Frontal Lobesposthumously published. Luria’s neuropsychological theory of language and speech distinguished clearly between the phases that separate inner language within the individual consciousness and spoken language intended for communication between individuals intersubjectively.

The result is a contribution to literature as well as to science. I loved this book. Solomon Veniaminovich Shereshevsky Russian: Words suggested images and these got him lost in such things as poetry. An example of the difficulties he faced in daily life:.

We have to have some way to let go of unneeded information or else our minds would drown in a profusion of distracting details. Luria’s studies of the frontal lobes were concentrated in five principal areas: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Join Our Mailing List: It not only discusses S. Refresh and try again. Byhis father, the chief of the gastroenterological clinics at Botkin Hospital, had died of stomach cancer.

A welcome re-issue of an English translation of Alexander Luria’s famous case-history of hypermnestic man. Brain—computer interface Brain regions Clinical neuropsychology Cognitive neuroscience Human brain Misconceptions Neuroanatomy Neurophysiology Phrenology Traumatic brain injury. He remembered everything that he was told.