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Memory: A Self-Teaching Guide

ISBN: 978-0-471-39364-1
192 pages
November 2002
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* Master the 3 keys of memory
* Boost memory power with self-tests
* Remember everything better, from names and faces to articles and speeches

Master key concepts. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.

How does memory work? What kind of drugs can impair memory? How does the brain change with age? What are the tricks to improving everyday memory? With Memory: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Carol Turkington provides memory-boosting activities related to study skills, foreign languages, names and faces, numbers, speeches, and age-related memory loss. The techniques presented will enable anyone to boost memory power and, by using Turkington's essential memory keys, cultivate tools for remembering that will last a lifetime. The step-by-step, clearly structured format of Memory makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview.

Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Memory allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her memory.
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Table of Contents


1 What Is Memory and What Can It Do for You?

2 The Keys to a Better Memory.

3 Improving Everyday Memory.

4 Improving Your Study Methods.

5 Learning and Remembering Foreign Languages.

6 Remembering Names and Faces.

7 Remembering Numbers.

8 Remembering Speeches.

9 Maintaining Memory as You Age.

Final Exam.


Appendix 1: Associations Dealing with Memory Problems.

Appendix 2: Helpful Web Sites.

Appendix 3: Read More about It.


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Author Information

CAROL TURKINGTON is a health and psychology writer. Among her more than twenty-five books are 12 Steps to a Better Memory, The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, and The Brain Encyclopedia. A former newspaper writer and editor, she spent three years as a medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center and five years as senior writer in clinical psychology for the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.
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