an academic title. Tesla was an autodidact. He started to read many works, memorizing whole books. Specialists supposed that T. had a photographic memory. In his autobiography he tells that many times he experienced detailed moments of inspiration. Since his childhood, T. was stricked by halucinations accompanied frequently by blinding flashes of light. Much of the effects of this peculiar affliction were related to a word or an idea; the simple hearing of the name of an item was able to induce its detailed envisioning in Tesla's mind. Most of his inventions would have been apriori visualized in detail in his mind.(picture thinking). This perfect photographic memory was perhaps a hereditary inheritance from his mother, possessing, as said, a natural gift in remembering entire epic poems- who knows
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