in a TV-show about all kinds of crazy world records I saw dominique o’brien memorising 50 objects that were placed on some kind of running track. When he was doing this, his eyes moved from side to side in a very fast pace.
This reminded me of an incredibly smart IT-guy (I felt like Forrest Gump in comparison) that came to our warehouse to implement a new computer system. If he was asked a very difficult question he would look up in the air and his eyes would behave precisely like those of dominique.
I suspect this eye movement may be related to rem (rapid eye movement) sleep. During this fase of sleep you live an entire day in only a couple of minutes of “real” time (like in the movie Inception).
The question this brings about is, is it possible to use these rem sleep capabilities while being awake.
Let me finish this post with a very uneducated guess regarding this question. When I am about to sneeze I get a weird feeling at the same time I close my eyes. I get the same feeling when I am navigating in my memory palace at high speed.
Anyway, I would appreciate any input regarding this matter.