On the other hand, a story this sensational is subject to distortion, so I don't take it too seriously. As a scientist, that is. As a human being, I wonder if I should be exercising my short-term memory. Actually, I'm tempted to write myself a "memory flashcard" program from the description in the experiment and run it on myself for a while.
"The presentation or 'gift' of the Holy Ghost simply confers upon a man the right to receive at any time, when he is worthy of it and desires it, the power and light of truth of the Holy Ghost, although he may often be left to his own spirit and judgment." --Joseph F. Smith (manual, p. 69)
Be pretty if you are,
Be witty if you can,
But be cheerful if it kills you.