I am very new to these forums and very curious in reading about/discussing people that have (or allegedly have) great memories/mental abilities. So for this topic, let’s do a layout like this (I’ll demonstrate with a famous name):
-Daniel Tammet: Supposed autistic savant with demonstrated skills in calculation, language learning, number memorization, and synesthesia. However these alleged talents have been somewhat conclusively proven to be learned skills by memory expert Joshua Foer in his book Moonwalking with Einstein.
This can be read about here:
I did Tammet first so we don’t waste time on him later, and because he is by far the most famous person for his memory, yet few know he is a fraud.
Anyways, please show how great your memory is by naming as many people with these real or alleged mental abilities! Please keep them concise and provide many links for further reading/sources! Include little-known facts too that might give us a picture of the person beyond what a simple wikipedia page would give!
I’m so excited to read what you all have, and hopefully some relatively little-known (as well as well-known) people get a mention! Hopefully this will be a resource for new people to the forums! Try to keep ‘clutter’ to a minimum!
Once again try to organize the info that you share as well as possible to make for easy reading! would format my entry better if I weren’t on mobile. Thanks!