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eidetic memory

noun

the ability to recall images with vividness bordering on actual visual perception; total recall ; also called photographic memory

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Eidetic memory, to use the clinical term, is the ability to recollect an image so vividly that it appears to be real.

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  • His eidetic memory went to work, conjuring an image of a large-scale map he had once studied.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson

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