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In the scientific literature, the term ‘eidetic memory’ comes closest to what is popularly called ‘photographic memory’, i.e. the uncanny knack for remembering life moments with absolute clarity.
But just how accurate are the images formed by such eidetic memories, and what does neuroscience say about them?
In this BBC Reel video, Professor Maria Wimber from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging explains how a memory is formed, and the types of memories we can accumulate.
Learn more about how the brain captures, stores and recalls images, here.
View the original video here.
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