Like diet books, books on how to improve your memory generally fail to have a long-term effect. This is not the failure of the reader! It is because the book has signally failed to instruct the reader in what they most need to know. It is not enough to be shown effective memory ‘tricks’. To use these strategies effectively you need to understand them. Understand why they work, how they work, when they work, and when they don’t. To understand these things you need to understand how memory works. This book teaches you the basics of how memory works, and shows how these principles relate to effective memory strategies.