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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Jill Price was the first person to be diagnosed with what scientists have termed hyperthymestic syndrome. Her autobiographical memory is so strong that she remembers virtually every event in her life from the age of fourteen.
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.
That would give you some insight into the world of Jill Price, the American woman with the first fully corroborated case of hyperthymestic syndrome. Only an average student, Price had the same difficulty memorizing school assignments as many of her classmates.