Some people are born with the ability to remember a great deal very easily. Scientists still don't know exactly what makes some people remember things more easily than others. There are ways to develop your memory. A great book about developing your memory is "Moonwalking with Einstein."
Not sure about born with but it can be cultivated. I surprised my professors at college when I could tell them the positions of particular words on a page or pictures in the textbook.
I have always had a mind that picked up trivia, so popular on school and other quiz teams, before going blind.
But even now I find I can remember things very well.
I think some people are just naturally able to pick stuff up. But I do think us regular plp can train our mind to process and store information also
Some absolutely are. Especially those who have had developmental problems that hinder the brain from functioning normally, often dulling certain parts of the brain and strengthening others. This is especially true with autism. I know we all know about rain man, but consider Stephen Wiltshire instead. He is an autistic artist who drew the entire NYC skyline from memory down to the EXACT number of windows of every building, place in their appropriate rows and columns, the shape of each building, the count, the cars, everything after only a 20 minute helicopter ride around the perimeter of Manhattan. He did the same thing with London on a 20-something-foot panoramic paper after a 40 minute helicopter ride. That is most definitely a gift (and unfortunately is accompanied by a difficult disease to manage) that he was born with. I'm sure there are average people who can do similar feats of memory. All I know is I wish I had the ability to absorb and remember everything with a photographic memory.
I do believe it is more of a trained mind rather than born with photographic memory.
There are many schools teaching this method of remembering things.
I don't have scientific facts to back me up, but I believe they are. My sister has had photographic memory since she was born, but we only gradually realized it as she got older and it was discovered that she was born with a...let's call it a "mental specialty"...that made her that way. So, yes, based on personal experience, I believe people can be born with photographic memory.
I guess I have a photographic memory but if I was born with it, I am not sure. I can remember after reading a book tell where a sentence was positioned in a book, page and which part of a page. But then, I mostly remember things I read but have problems with remembering stuff I hear.
I think it is a combination of nature and learning. I do remember everything very vividly and it helped me a great deal through school and college. But as I grew older I began to remember more through an understanding, application and connectedness.
I find I am not just able to remember but able to teach my students to remember better through use of narratives, examples and memorable quotes. I try to use metaphors, analogies, connect with whatever the students are interested in to make them see the link to what I am trying to teach and anchor that memory. The feedback from students has been very good!
by Audrey Selig 7 years ago
If you have a photographic memory, what do you do to forget the bad memories?
by Audrey Selig 6 years ago
Does anyone on Hubpages have a photographic memory? I am doing a hub on it and info will help.Please talk about your memory.Were you born with it and what is your memory like? Do you remember what you hear and see?
by Sp Greaney 6 years ago
Why does your brain remember things?Why is it always more easy to recall useless facts that you know, compared to more important facts and figures that you really need to know.
by MysteryPlanet 5 years ago
At what age do you have your earliest memory of? I recall a couple events hen I was only 2 years old. I have been told by some that it is not possible to remember things from such an early age. I have also had people tell me that they recalled things from an even earlier age.
by Nate Ahern 6 years ago
Would you rather have a photographic memory or a Smart Phone?
by Christin Sander 2 years ago
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