The funny thing is that all of us are capable of somewhat developing a photographic memory but let us set things straight from the get go. There is no such thing as a perfect memory because the human genome structure by itself is imperfect, and having a condition which allows us to remember absolutely everything is rather impossible because of both the way we remember things and the way our brains are built.

Cell death within the cortex and the neurons is quite unavoidable and this starts at an alarmingly young age, sometimes in the mid twenties, depending on how we are build and what our D.N.A is like. When there is cell death around the neurons, the communicators in the brain, certain information flows will be affected and what we remember will definitely be compromised. Having a perfect memory is quite impossible also because of the sheer amount of information that is available in the world and also, how the brain remembers.

The brain remembers through something of an experiential and sensory mechanism, where the five (and some argue six) senses are associated with events and stored in the brain. It is like you remember a particular event and certain things about it because you saw or smelled something. It works in quite the same way as you would think, and the great thing about memory is that we actually travel back in time to remember things to the exact event in question.

This is why people are placed under hypnosis to remember things that their eyes and ears might have picked up, but they cannot form the neuron connections to remember them exactly. Now that we have understood the exact science behind this, we can then reverse engineer them and have a perfectly photographic memory. Then the three steps in question will be discussed now in some regard.

The first step is that we need to identify the sorts of things that we have the propensity to forget. Some of us forget data quite easily and some of us names. Some of us forget faces and some of us forget numbers pretty easily.

Once we figure that out, we are then able to formulate a list, which is the second step of this whole equation. We need to come out with a list of things that we forget and place them down.

The last step is called visualisation and association, using the very technology of the brain and its memory patterns for our own use. In simply terms, what we do is that we create associations based on sound, smell and visualisation (pictures) to the things we forget the most and in some cases, we need to create some sort of a story to remember these things by. We then drill this into our head on a daily basis, by finding a quite place and trying to remember using this technique.

If done right, what happens then is that our brain will be moulded to remember, with an almost photographic persuasion, and everything we need to remember will then be ingrained into the depths of our memory banks.

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