The Singhals ask this question to every parent out there, who want their kid to be a memory Champion. And to help the parents do that, they have come out with a book, tilted How to Memorize Anything: The Ultimate Handbook to Explore and Improve Your Memory .
Who are these Singhals ?
Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal. The authors of the book on the techniques to memorize anything quickly..
Aditi Singhal is an international memory trainer, author, motivational speaker, counsellor and Vedic Math expert. She has to her credit the Guinness World Record for conducting the largest maths class and three national records for memory and fastest calculation awarded by the Limca Book of Records. She has also been given The Best Memory Trainer award by the India Book of Records. She is particularly keen on making mathematical calculations simple, and that resulted in the bestselling book How to Become a Human Calculator?
Sudhir Singhal has similar distinctions., plus over fifteen year’s experience in different fields like technology, programming, management and education.
Can we really memorize anything? Or Do we really need to memorize anything, using what are called mnemonic techniques?
The book authors answer the first question in a Yes. And their approach is to use scientific yet simple techniques to memorize anything one wants to, in a blink of an eye. Their find memorizing stuff as utilizing the immense power of one’s memory.
The Answer to the second question, Do we really need to memorize anything, using what are called mnemonic techniques? has not been answered in the pitch for the book. And that will be known only after reading the book. As far as I’m concerned, the conscious effort to enhance one’s memory, often leads to using one part of the brain at the expense of other parts. I’ve found people too keen on learning mnemonic techniques for razor sharp memory somewhat robot-like and always in a haste. It’s just my view.
Regarding remembering concepts and memorizing things using memory maps or other techniques, I do subscribe to some. In addition, I do subscribe to memory techniques for those who are preparing for some competitive examinations such a Civil Services or Banking. As they can use the techniques shared in the book, crack the exam and then forget about any conscious effort to enhance their memory. You see, such memory enhancement will be short term objective based.
The book teaches the reader memory techniques and their application in real life.
The possible real life uses include memorizing appointments, presentations, names and faces etc. Yes, the book is not for Kids only. An adult or any professional who is keen on memorizing important aspects of his/her daily life can also buy the book.
The book is also aimed at Students who have to memorize long answers, spellings, formulae, vocabulary, foreign languages, History and general information.
We will be publishing the Review of How to Memorize Anything in the 20 days.