Eidetic Memory

By Gillian Fournier

Abundant and unusually vivid visual recall. Also known as photographic memory or total recall. There is no specific proof that photographic memory exists, though there are a lot of products and books that claim to increase that type of memory.

Example: “I keep seeing the accident, like it’s happening all over again. I see every detail with depth and color. It’s like a movie scene!”

Here’s an interesting link about eidetic memory: http://www.eideticmemory.org/

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Aug 2010