our memory could fill the Albert Hall, proclaimed the Observer on 21 March 1971, explaining that ‘a computer to perform even the simpler functions of the human brain would need to be at least as big as the Albert Hall. Now we outsource much of our memory to devices that slip in our back pockets, what can an exploration of extraordinary ‘memory athletes still tell us about how we remember? ‘Clare a pseudonym discovered her abilities were exceptional while eavesdropping on a Harvard researcher

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