Photographic memory: something exceptional

At least time in the life you had to observe, how somebody is praised by the fine memory which explains ability to remember the information with photographic accuracy. There is no lack of examples of wonderful memory which story-tellers from Central America or epic poets from the Balkan countries possessed, representatives of ancient cultures where the great value was given to traditions of oral culture. People with a photographic memory possess improbable ability to recite hundred stories and histories with uncountable set of details and practically imperceptible changes which they each time bring in the stories. However the photographic memory not always grows out of knack for visual registration of the information.

Codification of the important information

Actually in most cases when speak about a photographic memory, actually is a question of well trained memory. Ability visually to detain the information is enough limited. When you are present at demonstration of its photographic memory by someone, it becomes clear, that the person remembers everything, that has tried to remember. Nevertheless, it is not capable to answer questions on those aspects to which has not paid attention. If its memory actually was photographic, it could close eyes, imagine the information and without the slightest doubts to answer set questions.

For example, having remembered a museum exposition, the person can answer the questions, set to it on pictures or sculptures, however, if it will ask about details of frames of pictures, pedestals of sculptures, he, perhaps, cannot recollect how they look as these data were not codified in its memory. Now about other case which confirms the limited ability of our memory to photographic storing. Think of a coin which is most widely used. It is assured, what it is possible to recollect its size, the colour, the image available on it, whether the country arms etc. However are recollected by you, in what party the person from the image on a coin where there is a date of stamping of a coin looks? Including even subjects of a daily life, ability of reception of the information by means of its accumulation is very limited. In our memory there is only that information which was codified as having the certain importance, emotional coloration or remembered on other reason. In our society it is enough to distinguish only the size and colour of coins to distinguish them, other details of their registration can be ignored.

Hence, the information in greater degrees should be not photographed, and simplified and codified that there was its record in memory systems. So the registrar, only having looked at book shelves, can tell about they contain what kind of the literature, what national identity their authors have, year of a writing of products provided that warehousing of books on book shelves has been made properly. Thus it is not excluded, that the registrar cannot give us the information on books which it did not catalogue or which could be stored by a colour or size principle. In a word, memory is only capable to reproduce freely those data which have undergone regular to codification and warehousing.

It is good to remember to recollect without problems

At the statement, that the person possesses exclusive or a photographic memory, the reference to knack becomes, thus is not mentioned one of the got abilities to remember. As if it was a question of library in which some very big racks for books, and thus did not become the slightest hint on presence of the registrar. However, as already it has been revealed earlier, it is important to have not only the big warehouse possibilities and conditions for information storage, but also the skilful registrar. However from the practical point of view, the size of furniture is not exposed to changes, it means, what not so simply to carry out transformations to brain structure. But not all is lost, as to improve efficiency of memory, it is possible to train well the registrar or if it is possible, to develop and strengthen skills of storing and to receive thus the best results by manufacture of memoirs.