It's called eidetic memory
s_bentz at hamlet.uncg.edu
Mon Feb 26 12:38:14 EST 1996
On 25 Feb 1996, Matthew Taylor wrote:
> geoff miller <gmm at lamar.colostate.edu> wrote:
> >has anyone seen or heard of research being done on the structure of the
> >brains of people who have photographic memory?
> I'm not sure if photographic memory as such is actually recognised
> as a phenomenon, if by that you mean actual ability to preserve visual
> images in memory accurately and easily.
Well, the phenomenon is called eidetic memory; there's a great book by
some guy, last name of LURIA. It's called _The Mind of a Mnemonist_ or
something like that... As far as neuroanatomy is concerned, I don't know
of any specific research being done; I doubt, however, that there is a
profound dearth of research on the topic.
s. c. bentz
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Greensboro, NC 27413-1051
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