The Mind of a Mnemonist (Paperback)
A Little Book about a Vast Memory, with a New Foreword by Jerome S. Bruner
Harvard University Press, 9780674576223, 192pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 1987
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This study explores the inner world of a rare human phenomenon--a man who was endowed with virtually limitless powers of memory. From his intimate knowledge of S., the mnemonist, gained from conversations and testing over a period of almost thirty years, A. R. Luria is able to reveal in rich detail not only the obvious strengths of S.'s astonishing memory but also his surprising weaknesses: his crippling inability to forget, his pattern of reacting passively to life, and his uniquely handicapped personality.