Kid With Photographic Memory Talks Backwards (video)

    March 2, 2012

It’s an odd sort of skill, but impressive none-the-less. 14-year-old Alyssa Kramer can instantly say any word you give her, backwards.

“Whenever I learned how to read, I just started doing it. I have a photographic memory, and whenever someone tells me a word, I can see it in my head. And if I want to spell it backwards then, it can flip and I’ll read it that way,” Alyssa said in an interview with CBS Phillly

“I’m sure it’s quite uncommon,” said Dr. William Schetman with Lankenau Medical Center, “Different areas of your brain serve different purposes, and in this very distinct area that’s taking in language, that she has this ability again to sort of interpret language on a two way street.”