I just recently finished reading a book by Joshua Foer about memory. The book, “Moonwalking with Einstein” takes you on a ride that stimulates your mind and makes one want to learn the ancient techniques of memorization.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes learning about how the brain works; I am moved by Joshua’s intensity to understand how our brain can both hold immense memory or lose it with brain damage.
Also, this book is interesting in the perspective of the actor. We need to memorize, and the techniques the ancients use as well as memory champions ( yes, there is a Championship for memorizing) are very similar to marrying the emotions an actor has to the lines we must recite.
Check the book out at your local library or buy it on your kindle etc. I’d love to hear how people respond to this wonderful book.