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 book is structured more like a summary presentation of the results of the year study of Luria than an actual book. Quite a fast read. Often, if I imagine something is going to happen, it does.

Solomon Shereshevsky

These creep into the syllables of the words and I can’t make out what of being said. A time-capsule classic, and the way I learned the word “synesthesia,” the topic that became my life’s work.

I’m glad I finally got around to reading this pioneering classic of neuropsychology, which dovetailed nicely after reading “Born on a Blue Day. Retrieved from ” https: For Luria, the war with Germany that ended in resulted in a number of significant developments for the future of his career in both psychology and neurology.

Alexander Luria

May 22, CM rated it it was ok Shelves: To this day, Alexanderr can’t escape from seeing colors when I hear sounds. Homskaya summarizes Luria’s approach as centering on: However, this faculty has its downside. Buku ini tentang seseorang bernama Sheresevsky yang memiliki ingatan tak dibatasi waktu maupun jumlah, apapun, seberapapun, sampai kapan pun S used a system of visual and geographic iconics to remember everything he came across.

Harvard University Press- Medical – pages. His funerals were attended by an endless number of people — psychologists, teachers, doctors, and just friends.


This is a proud, well-built man; 2 is a high-spirited woman; 3 a gloomy person; 6 a man with a swollen foot; 7 a man with a moustache; 8 a very stout woman—a sack within a sack. One time I went to buy some ice cream It’s interesting that Luria focused on S’s vast memory and made S”s synesthesia almost th afterthought.

Luria was born to Jewish parents in Kazana regional center east of Moscow. It was uniquely and astoundingly retentive.

The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory

Luria gave him very long strings of numbers, words, nonsense syllables and could not detect any limit to his ability to recall them, generally without mistake, even years later. What first strikes me is the color of someone’s voice. The second title came out inwhile the other two were published in the s. 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.

Mind and brain portal. Jan 22, Andreas Asimakopoulos rated it it was amazing Shelves: During the s Luria also met a large number of scholars, including Aleksei N.

Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that aledander be measured.

The Mind of a Mnemonist — A. R. Luria | Harvard University Press

Under Luria’s supervision, his mneomnist 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. 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.

The above list of images for digits is consistent with a form of synesthesia or ideasthesia known as ordinal linguistic personification but is also related to a well-known mnemonic technique called the number shape system where the mnemonist creates images that physically resemble the digits.


I enjoyed reading the bits about how S. It has yet to learn to lufia the nature of personality in such a way that the function of each individual trait could be seen in its relation to the total personality structure. Not being able to comply with this task, he dies of a Myocardial infarction on August It was not unusual. London and New York: After he discovered his own abilities, he performed as a mnemonist; but this created confusion in his mind.

Aleksandr Romanovich Primary Category: Starting in the ‘s Luria began to study “S.

Along the years Shereshevsky was asked to memorize complex mathematical formulas, huge matrices and even poems in foreign languages and did so in a matter of minutes. Jul 12, Tim rated it really liked it.

But they’re basically postulating a bunch of structures at the cognitive level that may or may not exist, and couldn’t be directly tested anyway.

But the amazing thing is it reads like a bedtime story. MoscowSoviet Union. Alexandef using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Luria’s studies of the frontal lobes were concentrated in five principal areas: In some cases, he proved capable of seeing alexwnder in the dark.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.