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Develop A Photographic Memory

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There has recently been an influx of discussion and questions about Eidetic Memory within the world of Psychology. According to the Encyclopedia of Psychology, Eidetic Memory is abundant and unusually vivid visual recall. This has led to people linking Eidetic Memory to photographic memory, phenomenon that scientists have say is entirely different ability that may be more myth than fact. Though Eidetic Memory has been shown to exist, it is also exceedingly rare, and usually only seen in children. Eidetic Memory is the ability to recall image, as well as sounds and other sensations associated with that image, with so much accurate detail that it is as if they are still seeing it. Ability does not require prolonged exposure to visual image, and it also does not last for prolonged period of time. Importantly, in order for memory to be considered Eidetic it cannot rely on any mnemonic devices to assist with its recall. Eidetic Memory has been positively confirmed in children, but only in about between 2 to 15% of American children under the age of 12. It is extremely rare in adults. Researchers theorize that this is a result of children having a greater tendency to rely on visual images they see, while adults have a tendency to try to encode both visual and verbal cues, thus weakening the formation of Eidetic memories. Individuals who are identified as having Eidetic Memory are referred to as eidetikers. Specific tests exist to identify whether a person is eidetiker and forms Eidetic memories. This test is know as the Picture Elicitation Method, and involves placing unfamiliar image in front of subject and providing them with a limited period of time to look at it. The picture is then remove, though easel it had been resting on remains and the individual is asked what they see when they look at it. People who have Eidetic Memory continue to see a picture as if it is still in place, and can describe different sections of it in detail, going so far as to use present tense in their description. What edetikers see is specifically not afterimage, which is characterized both by colors in the image changing and the image moving along with movements of the eye. Instead, colors that are described remain consistent and eidetikers eyes remain focused on where the image had been. Most important of all, Eidetic images eventually fade away bit by bit and only last about four minutes, and eidetikers can purposely make images go away by repeatedly blinking their eyes. After memory is go, it cannot generally be retrieve. Upon learning about Eidetic Memory, many people make logical leap to what they understand as photographic memory, ability that has largely been disproven as a myth. Though many people do have excellent memories, notion of being able to quickly view image and encode it into permanent, retrievable, perfect memory has been disproven time and again by researchers.

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Introduction: Develop a Photographic Memory

It is a diary that we all carry about with us.-Oscar Wilde's photographic memory can be a very useful thing. You can use it to memorize cue cards for speeches, grocery lists, and phone numbers. Some of the national champions of memorizing can memorize 32 decks of cards, how decks themselves are in pattern and how cards are organize, in an hour. Maybe you don't want to do these things, you just want to have better memory than 99% of the world. This instructable will show two methods used to develop this amazing talent.

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1. Method of Loci

This memory aid dates back to the Roman Empire. It was written about in detail by Cicero, who was also an enthusiast of the art of Memory. The method of Loci is also known as the Memory Palace technique. It involves assigning information to places for better memory storage. Marcos Tullio Cicero, former consul of the Roman Empire, is also one of the most influential proponents of this method. He wrote a nice anecdote, De Oratore, which tells a story about a poet named Simonides. Legend has it that when poet Simonides was attending a banquet, disaster struck while he was absent from the hall. The hall ceiling fell down on guests, killing them and making them unrecognizable. Families of victims were unwilling to risk taking the wrong body. They ask Simonides if he could identify any of the bodies. To their rescue, Simonides said he could identify all of the guests. He does it by correlating position where the guest was sitting to his position. And that is what started Method of Loci. In its essence, method of Loci has not change-it has only been complement. Also called journey Method, it is probably the most effective mnemonic filing system ever devise. It uses locations as memory aids. Basically, you will associate items to be memorized with places that are well known to you. It can be your house, neighborhood, workplace, or parts of your body.

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2. Memory peg

The Mental spot technique for photographic memory training works pretty much exactly as it sound. All you need to do is create a place in your brain, which can be a place you are familiar with or a fictitious one, as long as you going be able to recall details consistently and with ease. You going to take details and objects you distinctly recall and imprint them as firmly as you can in your memory. Really go to town with details here and do skimp on anything from the color of imaginary walls to magazines resting on metaphorical coffee table. You can move on to making mental connections once youve get solid grasp of each and every detail in your mind mind. Connections you make are going to be between objects in your spot and things you want to commit to photographic memory. There are no rules here and associations are yours to make whatever you see fit. We do suggest making the weirdest, funniest and bizarre connections as possible. These odd connections will stick around in your photographic memory banks far easier than mundane ones. They were basically telling you to take go weird or go home approach for most success. Memory Peg photographic Memory technique works a bit like Memory spot technique, which should make it easy for you to implement. The main difference between the two lies in things youre going to use to make your mental connections. Unlike Memory spot, random images are used as a starting place for your photographic connections to be make. You dont need to create a mental spot to do this at all. However, you will want to make some silly connections to help your brain hang on to what you are trying to remember. We routinely use mental images like monkey, pirate, lawn gnome, penguin and pogo stick. Sure, these are odd images to call upon when we need to use our photographic memory, but youll see why it works in just a minute. For example, you want to remember items you need to grab from the craft store rather than bring list. Let's say you need to pick up some buttons, sewing needles, thread, felt and hot glue sticks in order to complete a project for your niece. You can easily do this with your photographic Memory and Memory Peg technique. Forget trying to remember each of those items in an old, boring way. Instead, have a bit of fun with it by pegging each item with an image that will make you remember what you need to synch. Take a look at how we use Memory Peg technique for our own photographic memory training: wed likely Imagine a monkey in a top hat and monocle trying to button fancy coat. A pirate attempting to use sewing needles while repeatedly poking himself is sure to stand out in our photographic memory.

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3. Military method

The military is always doing experiments to advance their scientific knowledge. One of their discoveries involved training their operatives to have photographic memory. This method will take you at least 1 month to develop. You must also practice it every day because one missed day will set you back week. Step 1: You must be in a windowless, dark room. You need to be free from distractions with only a bright lamp in the room. Step 2: Sit in a position where you have easy access to turn your light on and off without getting up. Next, get a piece of paper and cut a rectangular hole out of it. Step 3: Now, get whatever it is that youre trying to memorize. Cover it with a piece of paper, exposing only 1 paragraph. Then, adjust your distance from the book in way that your eyes will automatically focus on words instantly upon opening. Step 4: Next, turn off the light and let your eyes adjust to the dark. Flip the light on for a split second and then off again. By doing so, you will have a visual imprint in your eyes of material that was in front of you. Step 5: When the imprint is fading, flip the light on again for a split second, while again staring at the material. Step 6: Rinse and repeat process until you can memorize every word in paragraph. You will know you do it right if you are able to see paragraph and read from imprint in your mind. For military method, you may not have success immediately-it can take a month or more. But if you commit to practicing this every day, for at least 15 minutes day, then you will see impressive improvement.

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In conclusion:

Everyone has use of eidetic memory to a degree. Eidetic memory is the ability to see an object soon after you look away. For most people, image lasts mere seconds or less than one second. To get an idea of how well your brain makes use of eidetic memory, look at an object and close your eyes, and see how long you can still see the object in your mind's eye. Eidetic memory is controlled primarily by the posterior parietal cortex of the parietal lobe of the brain. This is part of the brain through which visual stimuli are process, and images are retain. For most people, these images are only retained for a few short seconds before being discard, or information relayed to short-term memory. There is a definite difference between eidetic and photographic memory. Everyone has eidetic memory. However, this memory lasts less than one second for most people, no more than a few seconds for others. Photographic memory is the ability to recall images for much longer period. Few people have real photographic memory. Even people with photographic memory may not retain these memories for a long period. Most photographic memories only last a few months at most, as they are not relayed to long-term memory. With photographic memory, eidetic memory is transferred to short-term memory banks for storage, allowing it to be recalled much later. There has been quite a bit of debate in research and psychology circles about the existence of photographic memory. Many researchers believe that such a thing is not possible. They argue that people who remember things clearly for long periods are using more normal memory enhancements of association or chunking. They believe that people do not see image in their mind's eye long after event. In truth, there is no evidence that photographic memory is possible. However, researchers are still studying the matter, as there are people who claim to have this ability. In the end, only person who can say definitively whether or not they can see image in their mind's eye is the person in question. There has also been much debate about what might make photographic memory possible. One group of researchers studied memoirs and histories of several people, including Darwin, who claim to have photographic memories. Their studies lead to the conclusion that the ability of photographic memory is directly related to intelligence. However, another study about eidetic memory had opposite results. Researchers tested three groups of people of varying intelligence. Groups of high intelligence and groups of average intelligence do not show any ability to retain images for more than a few seconds. However, group of cognitively impaired subjects was able to remember images long after the event.

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Exercises for boosting your memory

Mnemonics use patterns of associations, letters, images, or ideas to help you remember something. A simple mnemonic system might be to rhyme the name of person you just meet with word you can easily recall. You would then remember words when you wish to call up persons name. Loci method: This memory-boosting strategy dates back to the days of the Roman Empire and is also referred to as memory palace. To try it, follow these steps: Think of thing you want to remember and create a visual image of it. Create association with things you wish to remember. For example, if you want to remember the address, visualize write address on the front door that you visualize in exquisite detail, including color, door knocker, and any other imagery. When you wish to recall the actual address, visualize the front door and address should pop into your mind. Some people find that this system works best if the imagery they conjure up is extreme, irrational, bizarre, silly, or funny. Peg system: This system correlates things you know well, such as the alphabet, with things you wish to remember. It works by creating association or reminder. To do it: Generate a mental image of a peg which is labelled with a letter or number. Then hang what you want to remember on it.

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