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Dominic O’Brien: Eight Time World Memory Champion

20 Sep

Here is a video of Dominic O’Brien memorizing a deck of cards and talking a bit about his career.

Of the popular memory improvement books, I think O’Brien’s are among the best.

A review of my memory improvement book!

16 Aug

I just came across this review of my book. Many thanks to The Art of Memory.

There is also a lengthy summary in the comments.

Comedian Shane Mauss and I discuss memory

15 Dec

Some months ago I received an email from comedian Shane Mauss, asking if I would like to be interviewed for a new podcast project he was working on. Mauss is creating a series of podcast interviews with scientists titled Here We Are.



Shane is a first class guy and the process of being interviewed was a lot of fun. You can read the program notes here, and find the mp3 here or download it from itunes.



“Remembering Willie Nelson” now available on Kindle

5 Dec

My book is now available on Kindle.


My book on memory improvement

3 Dec

Now on sale at Amazon, my book on memory improvement: Remembering Willie Nelson: The Science of Peak Memory .

Here is an excerpt form the  jacket description:

“WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A MEMORY LIKE GOOGLE? Have you tried the tricks other memory books teach and given up? Can you actually improve your memory? What does science say? Memory researcher Jeremy Genovese knows there’s good news – science offers real help. A growing body of research has given us tools and techniques for REAL memory improvement. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the science of peak memory. Dr. Genovese’s book bridges that gap. Remembering Willie Nelson: The Science of Peak Memory introduces a number of ideas accepted by memory scientists, but largely unknown outside the laboratory. In easy-to-understand language, Dr. Genovese explains how you can harness these ideas to dramatically improve your memory. What would a better memory mean for you? Better grades? A better income? Not forgetting someone’s name? Remembering where you parked?”



Memory expert: Harry Lorayne

14 Mar

One of the first memory books I ever read was The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. Recently, I found this wonderful podcast interview with Lorayne. Michael Senoff does a good job of asking interesting questions while Lorayne tells about his background in memory, magic, publishing, and show business.

In the interview, Lorayne mentions that he had not yet found a publisher for his autobiography. Apparently, it was finally published in 2013 under the title Before I Forget, I’ll have to track down a copy.


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My memory improvement book

4 Mar

Exciting news! Over the weekend I signed a contract with a publisher to write a book on memory improvement. The working title is Remembering Willie Nelson: The Science of Memory Training. The publisher is Moonshine Cove Publishing, an independent house.

The book will be grounded in psychology and brain science. I will describe important experiments and findings that bear on our understanding of memory. It will also explain why memory remains central to education and modern life.

My book will also include my plan for daily memory practice that will help readers with the range of important memory tasks; including remembering names, learning foreign language vocabulary, studying for exams, and recalling computer passwords.

I deliver my final manuscript to the publisher in late November. I will keep you updated on my progress.

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