hypermnesia


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hypermnesia

 [hi″perm-ne´zhah]
extreme retentiveness or unusual clarity of memory. adj. adj hypermnes´ic.

hy·perm·ne·si·a

(hī'pĕrm-nē'zē-ă),
1. Extreme power of memory.
2. A capacity under hypnosis for immediate registration and precise recall of many more individual items than is thought possible under ordinary circumstances. Compare: hypomnesia.
[hyper- + G. mnēmē, memory]

hypermnesia

(hī′pərm-nē′zhə)
n.
Exceptionally exact or vivid memory.

hypermnesia

(hī′pərm-nē′zhə)
n.
Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.

hy′perm·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.

hypermnesia

[hī′pərm·nē′zhə]
an extraordinarily good state of memory.

hy·perm·ne·si·a

(hī'pĕrm-nē'zē-ă)
1. Extreme power of memory.
2. A capacity under hypnosis for immediate registration and precise recall of many more individual items than is thought possible under ordinary circumstances.
Compare: hypomnesia
[hyper- + G. mnēmē, memory]

hypermnesia (hīˈ·perm·nēˑ·zhē·),

n the ability to remember past events in vivid detail, often enhanced when under hypnosis. See also hypnosis.
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at 386 ("[W]ith productivity controlled, hypnosis does not produce enhanced recall beyond nonhypnotic hypermnesia.
Watkins, Hypnotic Hypermnesia and Forensic Hypnosis: A Cross-Examination, 32 AM.
Following Erdelyi and Becker's pioneering study, a number of studies have shown that hypermnesia is a robust phenomenon (see Payne, 1987, for an extensive review of the literature).
In an effort to find hypermnesia in recognition, Otani and Hodge (1991, Experiment 1a) investigated the effect of relational and item-specific processing (Einstein & Hunt, 1980; Hunt & Einstein, 1981).
Otani and Hodge reported that three two-alternative forced choice recognition tests failed to produce hypermnesia.
Otani and Hodge (1991) concluded that hypermnesia does not occur in recognition.
Otani and Hodge (1991) also discovered that cued recall hypermnesia is influenced by relational and item-specific processing.
Hypnotic phenomena that are common automatic responses in traumatized people include amnesia, hypermnesia, dissociation (Edgette & Edgette, 1995).
As used in this study, age regression refers to re-experiencing (whereas hypermnesia refers to intense remembering).
Research as far back as Kardiner (1941) has shown that the trauma response is bimodal: hypermnesia, hyperreactivity to stimuli, and traumatic re-experiencing coexist with psychic numbing, avoidance, amnesia, and anhedonia (van der Kolk, 1991).
AGE REGRESSION: The phenomenon of age regression is partly based on the mechanisms of amnesia and hypermnesia.
When the amygdala is moderately activated there is an enhancement of the long-term potentiation of declarative memory that is mediated by the hippocampus which accounts for hypermnesias for stressful experiences (van der Kolk, 1991).