Eidetic memory, or more popularly known as photographic memory, is one of those cognitive abilities that is nearly a superpower, except that people can actually have it. In the common definition of eidetic memory, all information taken in is retained effortlessly, without need of memorizing tricks. However, there is some controversy over whether or not it truly exists. I searched the literature and could not even find any peer-reviewed journal articles on the topic (although, it is hard to study when you can’t find anyone with it). In lieu of a peer-reviewed journal article, read this brief article about eidetic memory (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2006/04/kaavya_syndrome.html) and give your opinion on whether or not humans, in general, can even have it. Also state if you can see any drawbacks to having eidetic memory. Or to, put it another way, can the ability to forget be a strength?