MORE Proof of the Adult Photographic Memory Hiding in the Shadows of Autism

Part 2 – Autism and the Adult Photographic Memory

Some time ago, I wrote an article  called “Proof of the Adult Photographic Memory Hiding in the Shadows of Autism”.  It talked about twin autistic savants (referred to as the Rain Man Twins) that could remember everything down to the finest detail, for the entirety of their lives.

That article is quite meaningful, because it points out the different lifestyle they lead in comparison to the majority of the populace.  The most outstanding difference was the lack of decision making.  They simply didn’t need to make decisions on a daily basis like most people must.  They adhered to a regimen, and if something happened that changed their routine, it had disastrous effects.

Well, I now have something else to reveal to you that has been passed on to me by one of my clients.  Another autistic savant, Stephen Wiltshire, which is referred to as the “Human Camera”.  He draws entire cityscapes from memory.  From his unique abilities, he has been encouraged to create a business by supportive family members.

A reoccurring theme that I have observed form the documented cases I have seen, at least most of the savants have some form of autism, and tend to be anti-social – they have problems when they must interact with other people.  Stephen Wiltshire expresses this problem too, as he didn’t learn to talk until the age of 5, and was not conversant until the age of 9, which is revealed in this video clip.

To see what I am referring to, please visit the link below:


As the previous article pointed out, there is plenty of proof that the adult photographic memory is alive and well and doing a lot of great things for people. The second most profound concurrence, and in my opinion is of more importance, is the more you can mentally isolate yourself from the daily trappings of the normal plethora of distractions, the easier it becomes to tap into your natural abilities such as the photographic memory.

You will also like referring to other articles I wrote on the topic:

Subliminal Advertising is Mans Greatest Invention!

Photographic Memory – Children Born Genius !

You can learn more about Stephen Wiltshire and his extensive works at:

Great Things Happen Here!

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  • Thanks for the email.

  • Hi, I’m a Brazilian student and I have one question:

    Do adults who never learn to read (illiterate) retain their photographic memories?

    • That is a great question. The answer is just as amazing. Many times that is the case, but not the rule.

      People that retain their ACTIVE photographic memory into adulthood, and if they had grown up within a formalized education structure, quite often look back and realize they were rebellious against what they were being taught (reading).

      It is well known that when you start going to school, you should be taught methods of learning that further accelerate your learning speed. Instead, you are taught a method (reading) that actually slows your down learning to a snails’ pace. Some children would rather revolt against the system than give up their access to the EIDETIC MEMORY that works so well. In turn, they never give it up, even to the point of not being able to read.

  • So in general people have this innate ability of photographic memory, but we learn to read and we lose it. How can we learn to read without losing the ability?

    • More specifically, the eidetic memory, also referred to as the photographic memory – yes.

      The easiest way to put it is that Mental Photography should be taught to children first.