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 Mind of a Mnemonist

It not only discusses S. As Luria wrote, “S.

Sacks got his inspiration from this type of approach, combining descriptions of not only the quality of the mind but also the personality, behavior, and inner world of the patient deduced I’m glad I finally got around to reading this pioneering classic of neuropsychology, which dovetailed nicely after reading “Born on a Blue Day. In The Man with the Shattered World he documented the recovery under his treatment of the soldier L.

On the basis of his studies, Luria diagnosed in Shereshevsky an extremely strong version of synaesthesiafivefold synaesthesia, in which the stimulation of one of his senses produced a reaction in every other. The mind of a mnemonist: Psychopathology of the Frontal Lobesco-edited with Karl Pribram, was published in 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.

May 03, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Luria-Nebraska is a standardized test based on Luria’s theories regarding neuropsychological functioning.


He could remember random strings of numbers, characters, syllables, etc. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Stalin and alexandfr Scientists: Luria’s studies of the frontal lobes were concentrated in five principal areas: He met Luria after an anecdotal event in which he was told off for not taking any notes while attending a work meeting in the mids [1].

In some cases, he proved capable of seeing better in the dark. Retrieved from ” https: This book has been on my to-read list since and I’ve FINALLY managed to find a copy earlier this year seriously, uoft robarts didnt have it, i checked.

The book also discusses his personality and problem-solving abilities at length. In this book Luria summarized his principal concerns in this field through three succinct points summarized by Homskaya as: Synesthetia, memang bukan kondisi normal. As its organizer, Luria introduced the section on neuropsychology. Luria writes about S, a man with a limitless memory, or at least one that couldn’t be measured. The s were significant to Luria because his studies of indigenous people opened the field of multiculturalism to his general interests.

In addition to his feats of memory, S could control his heart beat, body temperature, even his feelings of pain and discomfort. Apart from his work with Vygotsky, he is widely known for his later work with two extraordinary psychological case studies, his study of a man with a highly advanc Alexander Romanovich Luria Russian: To this day, I can’t escape from seeing colors when I hear sounds.

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Sep 17, Naresh rated it it was amazing. First of all, props to the translator for a wonderful job sticking to all the complex wordplay, synonyms, entendres, poetry, and phonetic explanations.


The result is a contribution to literature as well as to science. Starting in the ‘s Luria began to study “S.

In the s, ghe the height of the Cold War, Luria’s career expanded significantly with mneemonist publication of several new books. Even with alexandr, it’s hard to imagine how someone can function without being capable of higher level abstract thinking. What really emerges from the text is the very humane and personal relationship Luria had with his object of study, Shereshevsky.

In this volume, Luria summarized his three-part global theory of the working brain as being composed of three constantly co-active processes, which he described as the; 1 Attentional sensory-processing system, 2 Mnestic-programming system, and 3 Energetic maintenance system that had two levels: Luria is introduced to S.

However I found much of it was very dry and did not interest me in the I can see how Dr.

Solomon Shereshevsky – Wikipedia

The visual images he forms are extremely vivid and particular and he memorizes lists by encoding each item into images which he stores on the fly. I walked over to the vendor and asked her what kind of ice cream she had. People tend to single out certain features to identify others, but since S found it nigh impossible to generalise, everything – emotions, context, expressions – fluctuated from encounter to encounter and he found it hard to pin down a person.

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