Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Memory Improvement Self-Help. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life
An instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. JIM KWIK, the world’s #1 brain coach, has written the owner’s manual for mental expansion and brain fitness. Limitless gives people the ability to accomplish more--more productivity, more transformation, more personal success and business achievement--by changing their Mindset, Motivation, and Methods. These “3 M’s” live in the pages of Limitless along with practical techniques that unlock the superpowers of your brain and change your habits. For over 25 years, Jim Kwik has worked closely with successful men and women who are at the top in their fields as actors, athletes, CEOs, and business leaders from all walks of life to unlock their true potential. In this groundbreaking book, he reveals the science-based practices and field-tested tips to accelerate self learning, communication, memory, focus, recall, and speed reading, to create fast, hard results. Learn how to: FLIP YOUR MINDSET Your brain is like a supercomputer and your thoughts program it to run. That’s why the Kwik Brain process starts with unmasking assumptions, habits, and procrastinations that stifle you, redrawing the borders and boundaries of what you think is possible. It teaches you how to identify what you want in every aspect of your life, so you can move from negative thinking to positive possibilities. IGNITE YOUR MOTIVATION Uncovering what motivates you is the key that opens up limitless mental capacity. This is where Passion + Purpose + Energy meet to move you closer to your goals, while staying focused and clear. Your personal excitement will be sustainable with self-renewing inspirations. Your mind starts strong, stays strong, and drives further exponentially faster. MASTER THE METHOD We’ve applied the latest neuroscience for accelerated learning. Our process, programs, podcasts, and products unleash your brain’s own superpowers. Finish a book 3x faster through speed reading (and remember every part of it), learn a new language in record time, and master new skills with ease. These are just a few of the life-changing self-help benefits. With Kwik Brain, you’ll get brain-fit and level-up your mental performance. With the best Mindset, Motivation and Method, your powers become truly limitless.
- Author: Jim Kwik
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
- ISBN: 978-1401958237
- Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.13 x 9.31 inches
2. Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age
Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down—and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer’s, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides you with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. Keep Sharp is the only owner’s manual you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!
- Author: Sanjay Gupta M.D.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 5, 2021)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
- ISBN: 978-1501166730
- Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
3. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
In The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Joseph Murphy gives you the tools you will need to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. You can improve your relationships, your finances, your physical well-being. Once you learn how to use this unbelievably powerful force there is nothing you will not be able to accomplish. Join the millions of people who have already unlocked the power of their subconscious minds. I urge you to study this book and apply the techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle-working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind.- Dr. Joseph Murphy
- Author: Joseph Murphy
- Publisher: Wilder Publications; 0 edition (November 24, 2008)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1604592016
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches
4. The Easy and Relaxing Memory Activity Book for Adults: Includes Relaxing Memory Activities, Easy Puzzles, Brain Games and More
Are you looking for a fun and relaxing way to exercise your memory? This adult activity book provides hours of easy memory activities for adults. There is an excellent variety of activities in this book including: Short-term memory: Enjoy many fun and easy short-term memory activities including Delightful Details, Particular Pictures, Silly Sentences, Backwards and Terrific Lists. Long-term memory: Give your long-term recall a gentle workout with a variety activities including Lovely Memories, Cool Categories, Starts With, and Complete It. Classic Easy Puzzles & Brain Games: Have fun and exercise your brain with several classic puzzles such as Word Search, Spot the Odd the One Out, Find the Differences, Well Made Words and Two of a Kind. All together, there is a wonderful variety of memory actives and puzzles in this book! Would you like a more detailed overview? Then read on… This memory book is written by J.D. Kinnest, the author of the popular memory book The Fun and Easy Memory Activity Book for Adults , as well as several other puzzle books. To create fun and intriguing memory activities and puzzles, the book has seven sections each one of which that has a specific theme such as: Around the House Arts & Crafts Our Beautiful Earth Love of Animals In each section, there are short-term memory activities, long-term recall activities and classic puzzles that are based around the theme. Other fun and useful features in this book include large-print and clear images, as well as easy-to-use solutions. Enjoy hours of fun and mental exercise with this delightful memory book.
- Author: J. D. Kinnest
- Publisher: Lomic Books; Large type / Large print edition (February 14, 2020)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
- ISBN: 978-1988923185
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.35 x 9.25 inches
5. Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice. “Using her expertise as a neuroscientist and her gifts as a storyteller, Lisa Genova explains the nuances of human memory”—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of How the Mind Works Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember , neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing.
- Author: Lisa Genova
- Publisher: Harmony (March 23, 2021)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
- ISBN: 978-0593137956
- Dimensions: 5.71 x 0.96 x 8.51 inches
6. Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive
Kevin Horsley broke a world memory record in 2013.... And you're about to learn how to use his memory strategies to learn faster, be more productive, and achieve more success. Most people never tap in to 10 percent of their potential for memory. In this book you will learn how the world's top memory experts concentrate and remember any information at will and how you can, too Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed, or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress, and mistakes at work. In this book you'll find all the tools, strategies, and techniques you need to improve your memory.
- Author: Kevin Horsley
- Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers, Guides
7. A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn" Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. In A Mind for Numbers , Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think.
- Author: Barbara Oakley PhD
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2014)
- Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
- ISBN: 978-0399165245
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.87 x 8.9 inches
8. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander 40 days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. Moonwalking with Einstein draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top "mental athletes", he learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, Foer discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories. Immersing himself obsessively in a quirky subculture of competitive memorizers, Foer learns to apply techniques that call on imagination as much as determination - showing that memorization can be anything but rote. From the PAO system, which converts numbers into lurid images, to the memory palace, in which memories are stored in the rooms of imaginary structures, Foer's experience shows that the World Memory Championships are less a test of memory than of perseverance and creativity. At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer's bid to resurrect the forgotten art of remembering becomes an urgent quest. Moonwalking with Einstein brings Joshua Foer to the apex of the U.S. Memory Championship and readers to a profound appreciation of a gift we all possess but that too often slips our minds.
- Author: Joshua Foer
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology
9. I Remember That!: Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors
Okay boomer, are you ready to get out of your chair, challenge your mind, and have some fun in the process? If so, then open up the pages of I Remember That! - Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors , and embark on this epic trivia challenge that was written specifically for your generation. You’ll take an engaging stroll down memory lane to test just how much you remember from the biggest moments in history, pop culture, and science from the first four decades after World War II. But if you’re not a boomer, don’t worry, you’ll also have fun playing along. There’s really no right or wrong way to read I Remember That! , but just remember to have fun! In this book you will find out the answers to some of these questions: How did the internet go from a military project to the universities in the 1980s? When did Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show? What ever happened to 8-track tapes? Who was Lewis Urry and what did he have to do with flashlights and portable radios? How and when did the Berlin Wall go up? I Remember That! is divided into four chapters for each decade, with each chapter divided into subsections of history, pop culture, and science. At the end of each subsection is a ten-question quiz that you can play with your friends and family. There is also a “Did You Know?” page at the end of each subsection that adds a few more interesting tidbits to the subject. So, what are you waiting for? Open the book up and see what you remember about the world you grew up in! This book is printed in a larger font size.
- Author: Bill O'Neill
- Publisher: LAK Publishing; Large type / Large print edition (June 14, 2021)
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1648450785
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches
10. Brain Games #1: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day (Volume 1)
This is the first book in the popular Brain Games Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day series, which was developed to help people increase their memory, sharpen their reasoning, and expand their creative thinking. Working the puzzles in this book can provide a vigorous mental workout for virtually everyone from teenagers to senior citizens. The book is divided into five sections of puzzles, each progressively more difficult . Self-assessment questionnaires help you gauge your progress . Solutions to all the puzzles are provided in the final section of the book. Like physical exercise, mental exercise needs to be varied for optimal results, and Brain Games #1 challenges you with puzzles of every type: * Anagrams * Crosswords * Cryptograms * Drawing Exercises * Language Puzzles * Logic Puzzles * Math Puzzles * Mazes * Memory * Observation and Perspective Puzzles * Sequencing * Visual Logic Puzzles * Word Searches *
- Author: Publications International Ltd.
- Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.; Spi edition (December 15, 2007)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
- ISBN: 978-1412714501
- Dimensions: 7.81 x 0.69 x 9.13 inches