Is this “photographic” memory training technique legitimate?
I understand this technique is not for developing a true photographic(eidetic) memory.
I have been unable to find much information regarding the validity of this technique and I am curious about it. I did manage to find one article about it and it claims to have been at least semi-successful. http://wondergressive.com/news/3368/experiment-in-photographic-memory/
"You’ll literally be able to see into the past through peripheral images burned into your retina… You will have a visual imprint in your eyes of the material that was in front of you. When this imprint fades, flip the light on again for a split second, again staring at the material.
You’ll be able to see everything, as though the lights were still on. It’s a dizzying experience (can be scary and mind-blowing)."
"Two weeks into my first attempt, my mind made a leap. I was spinning in revelry at the notion that soon I’d have this super power and I wanted to test it, so I went to the shelf with all the movies and tried it out. I wasn’t really sure what to do or how to “take a picture” so I looked at a shelf with 200 or so videos and just thought “click,” looking at the shelf for only a second or so, being careful not to consciously read the titles. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine, not remember, the shelf. ‘Imagine’ isn’t quite right either; maybe see is the best word. Once you experiment yourself you’ll understand what I mean. The experience is like perfectly looking into the past with a camera with resolution as detailed as your eyesight and clipping out a perfect 3 dimensional frame of reality. you can go back and look at these images the same way you look at a photo album except… it’s more like if time suddenly stopped, but you can’t perceive beyond whatever you’re focused on this exact moment. I imagined the shelf and could see every bit of it, even details I’d never noticed before, like little cracks in the wood or tiny things that would normally elude or not interest me."