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- n. someone able to perform feats of memory, especially by utilizing mnemonic techniques
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One versed in the science of mnemonics; one who practises the art of memory.
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- n. an expert in the use of mnemonics; someone able to perform unusual feats of memory
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What is wrong with your Tom Meltzer that he can't remember even the first verse of the Ancient Mariner without taking lessons from a professional mnemonist Memories are made of this, G2, 14 April.
The evening ended with another piece dominated by a video component, Yannis Kyriakides mnemonist S for a small ensemble which involved the musicians repeating a sequence of tones laid out in a prerecorded sample not unlike a memory game.
The Russian mnemonist S.V. Shereshevskii associated the number 87 with a visual image of a fat woman and a man twirling his mustache.
Just like the synesthetes mentioned in the documentary, this mnemonist had no idea that his condition can we call it a condition without it implying anything terrible about it? was in any way extraordinary.
The reason I mention this on this post is that, as the book progresses, the mnemonist explains a little more about how he manages to remember things, and apparently he does it through very strong synesthesia.