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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That would give you some insight into the world of Jill Price, the American woman with the first fully corroborated case of hyperthymestic syndrome.
In collaboration with an established writer, this Los Angeles resident relates how she has coped since adolescence with hyperthymestic syndrome (defined in the glossary), in the context of current understanding of how memory works.
She is the first person diagnosed with hyperthymestic syndrome - the continuous, automatic autobiographical recall of her life.