I have an embarassing memory for names. Not only am I always forgetting names at social events, I lose hours noodling around trying to remember who wrote a certain article so I can reference it. However, I have got a better than average spatial memory. Drop me in a city I've not been in for 10 years and I can guess my way around.
So I found it interesting to read John Naughton can remember entire layouts of golf courses from his youth, as could Sam Beckett. John was so taken by the idea this week he even made a google map of the course he first played on:
A fun read.
-- From My iPhone