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  1. My prefect, also Masha, has a photographic memory. It really (!) remembers all the text information of the meeting, remembers the location of letters, words, sentences, passages. The whole group of us were very jealous of her at first, and then she told us that of course she can rewrite half of the history textbook from memory, but she doesn't remember the meaning. That is, in order for her to prepare for, say, an exam, she still reads all the notes, and does not just look through them and mentally “take pictures”. So now you will understand whether there are any advantages in this or not (probably, there are still some, but it does not tell us).

  2. There is a disease called “Hyperthymesia Syndrome”, when a person affected by it remembers absolutely everything to a single detail, even after 25 years. The first and, so far, the last case officially registered is Jill Price, an American.

    Since your question suggests surprise, given that, in your opinion, a person can not remember so well, so I referred to this disease. It's such a perfect photographic memory.

  3. I'm sure I have the most developed photographic memory. I won't say that it's just whole books, but some bright moments are definitely remembered down to the smallest detail: I know the page number of a cool moment, or whatever the ink is smeared. That is, I remember exactly the appearance from where I remembered it. I even had to adapt it to the way I studied the material in preparation for exams.

  4. I can say with confidence that I have a photographic memory. As for the question of whether I remember a book in its entirety , there are many additional factors.�

    1. First, it is the length of the product. In my opinion, even a fool can understand that Solzhenitsyn's story “Matryona's Yard” is easier to read than Tolstoy's “War and Peace”.
    2. Secondly, it also depends on the degree of understanding of the text. I don't know much about chemistry, for example. So Lomonosov's works on chemistry will be more difficult for me to understand than his own works on literature.
    3. And one last thing. Photographic memory often has one small disadvantage: if I don't need the information I've received, I'll forget about it after the right amount of time.
      Well, yes, it's convenient. Everyone around you is busy learning something, and you sit quietly and mentally scroll through the textbook. Well, I also don't use this kind of thing with good books – I don't like it. It's an art form, and you should still enjoy it.

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