Defragment Your Brain? Not Quite…

The Power of Forgetting: Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You by Mike Byster is the latest self-help book designed to improve your memory. Have you ever found it hard to retain information? Do you sometimes remember meaningless information while forgetting what is important? Similar to computers, the human brain needs to be ‘defragmented’ every once in awhile. In our professional and personal lives we learn a lot of information. Some of the information that we learn, such as the names of coworkers and friends, is important to retain. Meanwhile, other information is disposable.

I will start by saying that this book unfortunately fell short for me on its promise in the title to clear out brain clutter. Byster includes a staggering number of math exercises and brain games in his book that have little practical application. If you do not like math, this book will most likely not be for you. Furthermore, you can do some of the same exercises on Lumosity or other brain game websites for half the price. In addition to including too many exercises, the author makes claims that he does not back up with solid evidence.

As a result of the information above. I am giving this book 1 piece of chalk out of 5 due to making promises but ultimately failing to fulfill them. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.


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