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post #31 of 64
I saw this show and it was pretty cool. A couple of the people they had on the show were quite, ah, um, eccentric.

I remember certain events as far back as 5 years old. Not days of the week type memory, but I can recall what people were wearing and doing. I can however remember every phone number we had since we got a phone.
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post #32 of 64
I thought it was a promotion for some company to give out memory modules for a lifetime Cool "condition" if you would call it that though.

I can remember 1 memory from when I was just born and my mom was just holding me. I'm pretty sure I was like 4 months old or to the point where I knew how rain felt on my skin.
post #33 of 64
this is amazing. Probably one of the biggiest scientific breakthroughs in centuries. Just imagine if this is something we could extract, and give to other people?

Does increased memory mean increased intelligence though?
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It depends on how you define intelligence, much of what is considered intelligence is the ability to come up with the needed information. "Retention" of learned material is definitely one criteria that sets one apart from another when we consider how smart a person is. So yes, in that line of thought, increased memory would mean increased intelligence. Doubtful it would help in problem solving, which is the other half of the intelligence puzzle, so it wouldn't turn a dimwit into a genius but it would help someone become better than they were.
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post #35 of 64
Old article, I read about this years ago.

It was a wednesday actually, 2pm. It rained that night.

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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
I trained myself to have a photographic memory, see in my years of drug addiction and alcoholism before I got sober I had to constantly pay attention to everything, create memory associations with everything, every second of the day so that I could remember things since as we know drugs/alcohol have a tendency to cloud what happened and my wife would use it against me (claiming I did something I didnt). I got pretty good at it and had one of the best memories you have ever seen on a drunk. Then I got sober and since I had taught my mind how to structure memories while intoxicated, that same learned behavior continued and now I remember conversations word for word, numbers diagrams, license plate numbers.

Its kinda freaky, now I want to start drinking again to make all this information go away
wow i was just wondering when watching the clip if it would be possible and to what extent you could train yourself to remember things better as my memories are starting to become cloudy and distant for similar reasons.
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You know, they wouldn't need to split it up over so many pages if they just didn't have so many damn ads.
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You know, they wouldn't need to split it up over so many pages if they just didn't have so many damn ads.
Or you can just watch the 2 videos
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
I trained myself to have a photographic memory
How exactly? I mean I know some techniques to help me remember/learn things. For example for my exams at university I would write out my notes over and over again and it seemed to stick, and an obvious one for physical activities is doing it over and over again (eg, driving)....

But they are techniques to learn something, not to completely memorise them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach 5 View Post
How exactly? I mean I know some techniques to help me remember/learn things. For example for my exams at university I would write out my notes over and over again and it seemed to stick, and an obvious one for physical activities is doing it over and over again (eg, driving)....

But they are techniques to learn something, not to completely memorise them.
Once you understand how memory works, you can train yourself to retain stuff better. Or so my high school psych teacher said [and considering the low standards for becoming a teacher down here, that isn't saying much].
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