• Charlie Lane

A Heroine Who Remembers It All: Photographic Memory

Updated: Sep 23, 2021


I wanted all the heroines for my Debutant Dares series to be geniuses in some ways, so I started reading up on different kinds of genius. I settled first on the idea of photographic memory, and what I discovered researching this truly surprised me--photographic memory has not actually been proven to exist! The closest we can prove is something called eidetic memory or eidetic images.


Below is a collection of links to various articles on the phenomenon:


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-such-a-thing-as/

https://slate.com/technology/2006/04/no-one-has-a-photographic-memory.html

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/how-to-get-a-photographic-memory#how-it-works


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/secrets-sherlocks-mind-palace-180949567/Still

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=1738881&page=1

At the end of the day, I decided that with so much inconclusive science, I could … do what I want. :) Always a happy time when that happens. So the heroine of Daring the Duke--Tabitha--is a mixture of various memory tricks.


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