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To answer this question, let’s go back more than 80 years to Russia, where a stranger had just appeared, unannounced, at the laboratory of the famous psychologist Dr. Alexander Luria. The man’s name was S. V. Shereshevskii, and he wanted the doctor to test his memory. Dr. Luria noted the man’s ordinary appearance and somewhat puzzled expression. Little did he realize that this would be one of the most remarkable people he would meet in his long career of studying the mind.