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Hmmmmm I remember some savants do exhibit this photographic memory like you said, I also know its been linked with Aspergers/other autistic spectrum disorders. ( we need the Beaver for that) I'm not convinced that just glancing at something would enable someone to memorise everything, although I could be wrong. I know savants have a different way of processing the information enabling them to encode and store it more effeciently than we do.
Eidetic memory, or 'photographic memory' does seem to be a real phenomenon and while it has been linked with autistic spectrum disorders it doesn't seem to be exclusively so.Have a look at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidetic_memory
If you work hard enough, I think it can be learned.Have a try with this: http://ababasoft.com/mnemonic/mnemonic_game01.htmlIt's darn hard!
Eidetic memory is innate in chimpanzees.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khe9bXT-OHEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTgeLEWr614In the test chimps are taught to recognize the order of the numerals from 0 to 9.They touch the numbers on the screen in ascending order. The real test is when they start the numbers are obscured and the chimps are still able to correctly mark all the numbers in order and with perfect accuracy with only seeing them displayed for a second or two.
Whoa really? 30 objects! That's real good stuff!
So where did ewe learn it from?
Quote from: Chemistry4me on 08/08/2009 11:07:41Whoa really? 30 objects! That's real good stuff!Yep..it's like way kewl.I get people to write down thirty objects and then after a minute I can recall each one in any order. It's a simple when you've learned it...but impressive.
Quote from: Chemistry4me on 07/08/2009 10:46:08If you work hard enough, I think it can be learned.Have a try with this: http://ababasoft.com/mnemonic/mnemonic_game01.htmlIt's darn hard!Thanks Chemistry4me. I have in fact learned to recall 30 objects in a similar way that has been described via that link. It's good at impressing the nieces and nephews.It's not going to help me photographically recall the 87th page of a book I might be reading though. *le sulk*Thanks chum.
I have in fact learned to recall 30 objects in a similar way that has been described via that link.