Originally published in 1902, this title was discovered as a manuscript after the author’s death and was published 4 years later. David Kay published articles on various subjects and was one of the sub-editors on the eighth edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. After writing an article on mnemonics he became very interested in the subject of memory. He had already published a title in 1888, Memory: What It Is, and How to Improve It, and this volume was intended to build on that discussion. A great opportunity to read one of the early discussions on human memory.
Table of Contents
1. The Memory: What It Is 2. The Seat of the Memory: The Senses 3. The First Great Principle of Memory (Retention) Depending upon Attention and Repetition 4. The Second Great Principle of Memory (Recollection) Depending on Association of Ideas 5. How the Memory is to be Trained: Mnemonics (Defects of); The True System