Harry Lorayne

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Harry Lorayne AKA "The Yoda of Memory Training"

America 1926 - present

Comments: mnemonic Memory techniques; stage magician;

Teachers; Euclid; Haridatta, 683 CE; Cicero, who describers the poet Simonides' Loci memory system; Pierre Hérigone; Quinctilian; Johann Winkelmann; Johann Zahn ; Florian Cajori ; William Oughtred;Gregor von Feinaigle; Francis Fauvel Gouraud ; Walter Gibson; Harry Houdini; Harry Blackstone, Sr.; Joseph Dunninger ; Hermann Ebbinghaus;

Students: Prof. Peter M. Vishton; Chuck Furnace; Jerry Lucas; Tony Buzan; Akira Haraguchi; Joshua Foer ; Dominic O'Brien; Ken Higbee; James Heisig; Johnny Carson; Darwin Ortiz; Shakuntala Devi, the human math genius;

Friends: Victor Jory;


Author: How To Develop a Super Power Memory (1958); Secrets of Mind Power, 1958 revised as " Harry Lorayne's Secrets of Mind Power (1961); The Memory Book ; Lorayne: The Classic Collection for magicians, 2005; Ageless Memory, 2007;Close-Up Card Magic - 1962; Personal Secrets - 1964; Page-A-Minute Memory Book; The Harry Lorayne Memory Isometrics Course; My Favorite Card Tricks - 1965; Dingle's Deceptions - 1966; Best of Bill-fooled; Deck-Sterity - 1967; Miracle Math - 1968; Reputation-Makers - 1971;Rim Shots - 1973; Afterthoughts - 1975; The Magic Book - 1977; Quantum Leaps - 1980; The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel; The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play ( 1986); Miracle Math' - 1992; Super Memory, Super Student: How to Raise Your Grades in 30 Days, 1990; How to get Rich Using the power of your mind, 2003; Remembering People (The Key To Success) (2008); columns in Apocalypse Magazine - 1978-1997;

Resources: http://www.harrylorayne.com/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Lorayne; http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/human-computer-honored-google-doodle/story?id=20779152 ;