Washington Post
| by Lateshia Beachum

Jennifer Coane, associate professor of psychology, was quoted in the Sept. 10 Washington Post article “Did a cashier steal 1,300 credit card numbers with a ‘photographic memory?’ Experts doubt it.” Coane, who studies how memory works, told the Post that recalling the world in vivid detail would make daily functioning difficult, “You could never be able to erase anything from your mind, because everything would pile up,” she said. “Coane said it’s likely the alleged thief trained himself to learn sequences of numbers with a high degree of accuracy, given how rare photographic and eidetic memory are,” the Post reported.

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