hyperthymesia


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hyperthymesia

A condition characterised by a “photographic” autobiographical memory, wherein the person
(1) spends large blocks of time thinking about his or her past, and
(2) has an extraordinary capacity to recall specific events in that past.
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Only 33 people are known to have the condition hyperthymesia where they can perfectly recall everything since about the age of 10.
For newcomers, Wells is an ex-New York cop who has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that means she can visually remember everything she has heard or seen.