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A photographic memory is...well.. when your memory takes a picture of all dates so you can remember them. If you read a page of a book, can you then see it and copy it out? Photographic memories are very good for remembering dates in history, or facts in science, as you could read every page of your textbook and the index and in theory see it in the exam! It isn't that commen although people do have it, sometimes in stages. You can use it to your advantage by reember all dates and facts needed for work, or if you are part of that spooks show,you can become a secret agent and steel money!!! seriuosly though, it is very very useful and you should feel lucky.
I assume everybody can see the pages of their revision guides in exam? Sometimes, have I only been through it once the writing is blurred, but after I've read it a few times, the writing is clear. I can see some of the pages now, even!

Oooh, I guess it is very positive, I shall read more on it. Thanks .
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Me too!!! Oh my gosh that is so freaky, i'm not the only one! It happened about 15 minutes ago!
Oooh, what sorts of stuff can you remember?
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Burgers, green beans and chips. I remember this because last Wednesday I went to a resturant for my meal and had a Caesar rap with potato wedges with a drink of cranberry juice.
I remember that on Wednesday I went to eat out with my parents and had beef steak, pork ribs and new potatoes and carrot slices, in a lovely BBQ sauce.

Only because it was my birthday and it was extra-nice that I can remember it.

(Original post by Do Chickens Fly)
We need to filter and forget things in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed with information, as found with some autistic people.
I recently finished reading "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" which is written from the point of view of an autistic person (though not actually written by one). It's very interesting to see how this (fictional) guy remembers everything and copes with information overload.
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You can't prove that but it sound impressive, and i'll believe you because well...why would you lie?
I could lie, but I wont.

I can also tell you what I ate in London, two years ago and even what I ate in London 4 years ago! I can also remember what I ate when I was 2.5 in like a villege I haven't been back too.
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Oooh, what sorts of stuff can you remember?
ok listen i was talking to a girl on the phone and i had to write a number down, my dad looked at it and said " that's an ipswich number " then i said.... " what..... " then i said the numbner and he was like " yeah " then i looked at it and it was the same NUMBER

so WEIRDDDDDDDD
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Oooh, what sorts of stuff can you remember?
I don't have a photographic memory but I think I'm really good at remembering e-mail and web addresses :rolleyes:.

I'm just sad, lol.
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ok listen i was talking to a girl on the phone and i had to write a number down, my dad looked at it and said " that's an ipswich number " then i said.... " what..... " then i said the numbner and he was like " yeah " then i looked at it and it was the same NUMBER

so WEIRDDDDDDDD
this is the first time i have seen you make a serious post
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I can also tell you what I ate in London, two years ago and even what I ate in London 4 years ago! I can also remember what I ate when I was 2.5 in like a villege I haven't been back too.
Wow, at least if you owed somebody rep you'd actually rememberto give it to them, unlike everybody else.
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I could lie, but I wont.

I can also tell you what I ate in London, two years ago and even what I ate in London 4 years ago! I can also remember what I ate when I was 2.5 in like a villege I haven't been back too.
The thing is that things like that stand out because you were on holiday, I can remember just about some of the meals I've had on holiday in the past, or at least I can remember the setting but not so much the actual meal...

What about ordinary stuff?
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Wow, at least if you owed somebody rep you'd actually rememberto give it to them, unlike everybody else.
ha ha, I do actually have a big list in my signature!
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The thing is that things like that stand out because you were on holiday, I can remember just about some of the meals I've had on holiday in the past, or at least I can remember the setting but not so much the actual meal...

What about ordinary stuff?
That's very true, although lots of the things we remember we do so because they are important or have some kind of effect on us? I guess, that possible destroys the point of photographic memory as we should then remember everything.

However with prompting like what did you have 2 wednesdays ago, I can do?
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ha ha, I do actually have a big list in my signature!
That would make so much more sense if you had a sig.
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That would make so much more sense if you had a sig.
Definitely! Although I did used too.
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That's very true, although lots of the things we remember we do so because they are important or have some kind of effect on us? I guess, that possible destroys the point of photographic memory as we should then remember everything.

However with prompting like what did you have 2 wednesdays ago, I can do?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmm........

Well what did you have 4 Wednesdays ago?
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this is the first time i have seen you make a serious post
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I don't think a truly "photographic memory" exists. It would be rather frightening if it did actually, because you'd be able to remember embarrassing moments in excruciating detail. I think the technical term for remembering images well is eidetic memory. Look it up though, it's an interesting subject.

Pornographic memories are much more common...
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Pornographic memories are much more common...
I second that.
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die.
sorry can't have to work tomorrow
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmm........

Well what did you have 4 Wednesdays ago?
4 Wednesdays ago would've been exam time, but I had no exam and I had exactly the same as I had 2 Wednesdays ago - my Mum was about to go to work, so yep that's what I had.

Lol, how interesting!
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sorry can't have to work tomorrow
Shame.....
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