Photographic memory is the legendary ability to look at something and take a picture of it in your head, then examine that picture later and recall all of the details perfectly. But is photographic memory real? And if so, how does photographic memory work?The answers to those questions might surprise you. This list is full of things that you probably didn't know about photographic memory.
It's Not Real
It's Been Used as an Excuse for Plagiarism
Memory Works Like a Jigsaw Puzzle, Not a Camera
So-Called Photographic Memory Is Always Something Else
Eidetic Memory Is Imperfect
Eidetic Memory Is Most Common in Children