What really happens in Derren Brown's "Photographic Memory/PhotoReading" ExperimentI recently put together a page on PhotoReading videos on my other website, but I also wanted to write here.
Just few years back, Derren Brown did a very popular TV-show in the UK, which spread out the world both on television and the internet like wild-fire. In one episode he also demonstrated his skills in PhotoReading.
Watch the video here and read the background story I just wrote below it.
Actually, Derren has developed his PhotoReading skills (or skills of using his mind to the fullest) so far that it is already Photographic Memory. Actually, he may have taken them further than a regular PhotoReader every has use for! :)
There is a difference between PhotoReading and Photographic memory, which I want you to know, as you watch this video.
Photographic memory is having the image representation in your mind of something real (something that appears in the real world in physical form). Some one with photographic memory can access this image in his/her mind and describe it to detail. With books, they might see the page with the eyes of their mind and just find relevant chapters.
Some people have photographic memory from birth and I have not heard of reliable ways of developing photographic memory through some program. (I admit that I haven't really searched for these, so there might be some).
PhotoReading, on the other hand, is a technique, that can learned by anyone to use their whole mind for reading and speed up their reading 3 to 10 times from what they were capable of before. And literally anyone can get results with PhotoReading - 98 % of the people who complete the PhotoReading course have success with the techniques. (The 2 % that are not included comes from people who just want the refund, which is provided if asked for)
Actually, in the olden days we PhotoReading Instructors used to have "The Dictionary Game" as a part of the seminar - and it is still included in the PhotoReading self-study program. This sort of borders to photographic memory.
In the dictionary game you PhotoRead a dictionary and ask a friend to pull out words so you can tell where they appear. This is a game which helps you to understand how your other-than-conscious mind tells you about the information you have PhotoRead.
In the beginning you might only get 1 right out of ten. With practice your "rate" gets better. The best I heard of was a PhotoReader who could know 96 % ot the words his friend pulled out of the dictionary.
But this I want to make clear: there is no need for you to develop Photographic memory to get there results with PhotoReading. Even a beginning PhotoReader can expect to read a book in one third of the time - without any signs of photographic memory. This comes from the fact that with PhotoReading you learn to use your mind better.
Derren Brown here has done a lot with his mind and learned several different techniques. It might be that he was gifted with Photographic memory from birth or he might have developed it through practicing PhotoReading, accelerated learning, NLP, hypnosis, meditation, and other mind sciences.
You might consider Derren's example as something that you also can learn with diligent practice of PhotoReading and other techniques.
On the other hand you might just have a laugh with the video and newer bother to work your skill to that level. What ever you decide is fine with me :)
And again, if you are new to PhotoReading, yo might consider taking the live PhotoReading seminar or ordering the PhotoReading self-study (regular / deluxe). If you can afford it, I recommend the deluxe version of the self-study.
If you want to learn PhotoReading exclusively with me, please contact me through PhotoReading training website.