The majority of people who hear of photographic memory believe it is something you have to be born with. That is not the case.
Just about anyone can have a photographic memory, you just have to know how to train your mind to recall information in the same manner that people born with photographic memory can. It does take patience and a good amount of practice. The best way to go about it is to looking into courses, which can show you how to train your memory. There are a number of different types of training methods that are available, books, video, audio, and there are seminars and other forms of personal instruction that can be of assistance. You have probably heard people talk about how the brain stores everything you see and hear. It records just like a computer. The trick to being able to access and recall all that information is being able to train your memory.
Training your mind to place information properly is the best way to attain the fast and effective recall that comes with photographic memory. Most people without these skills have to sit and sort through all the information for that one piece they are looking for.
Method 1 – Association
Association is one of the first things that you will learn when it comes to obtaining a photographic memory. This comes in useful for things like first encounters. You never have to worry about remembering a persons name because you will know how to associate their name with something that will allow you to remember who they are.
An example of this would be associating the name of a tall person named Ben with Big Ben. This is the premise behind association. Using something that will remind you of a particular word or in this case name. It may be unrelated or even nonsensical. The important thing is to make sure it is something that will allow you to recall the original information.
Method 2 – Image Association
Image association is another way to help remember people, places, and numbers. Basically, it is the use of images to invoke recall. So using the same example of a tall man named Ben. Instead of thinking of the words Big Ben for association, you would picture the Big Ben tower. This is one of the ways to enjoy the benefits of a photographic memory without having to be born with it. It makes remembering things easier.
These are just two examples of how you can train your own memory to take on the benefits of a photographic memory. There are a number of places that you can pick up more information on how you can train your memory. There are books, video and audio series to assist you and it is important to remember that practice is essential to being able to train your memory.