Book recommendation: Tricks of the mind

One year after I wrote this post,  I updated it significantly here.

Trick of the mind is getting on for six years old now, and despite it’s somewhat disconnected themes, I’d like to recommend it on the strenght of the memory section alone. It really is an excellent introduction to the power, and the methods, of using one’s memory properly.

Mr Brown spends some time on the major method of remembering numbers and, mildly unhelpfully doesn’t use the ‘standard’ set of translations. A little while ago I wrote a python script to translate numbers to words using the Derren Brown encoding and I thought I’d put it on the internet in case anyone else would like a go.

Numbers to letters using Derren Brown’s encoding.

The amazon link is below – feel free to follow 🙂

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