For those soldiers that are going to the Psyop or Civil Affairs (CA) Assessment and Selection, this book will help you learn new memory techniques that will help you out even under pressure. Some techniques are for specific situations and you can skip around in this book to find what you think is important. You are not allowed to take any helpful information with you to POAS or CAAS in the form of notes or books but you can take as much information as you can in your head.
If you read one book before you go to Selection I think you should look into starting this book. There are many helpful techniques that will help you in other aspects of life and military as well.
Joshua Foer, wrote this book in a very easy to understand manner while still being a great source.
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory
An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author’s own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.
Here is a video from the author on a simple memory technique for memorizing numbers. Give it a chance, it is proven to work if you give it a chance. Let us know if this works for you.