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The woman who canít forget (Some people can remember every single event in their life)
BBC ^ | 11/08/2017 | Sarah Keating

Posted on 11/08/2017 7:44:55 AM PST by Kid Shelleen

---SNIP--- Considering most people’s earliest memories don’t start until around the age of four, it would be easy to assume that Sharrock’s description was a nostalgic daydream, rather than a real memory. But then again, the 27-year-old from Brisbane, Australia doesn’t have a memory like most people – she has been diagnosed with a rare syndrome called ‘Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory’, or HSAM, also known as hyperthymesia. This unique neurological condition means that Sharrock can recall every single thing she did on any given date.

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TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: autism; autistic; disorders; memory; psychology
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1 posted on 11/08/2017 7:44:55 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Oh, that would suck. I can’t even forget everything I want to.


2 posted on 11/08/2017 7:46:33 AM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I thought my wife was the only one. [smack]


3 posted on 11/08/2017 7:48:38 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Kid Shelleen

Not to be confused with Hillary Clinton, who can’t recall anything.


4 posted on 11/08/2017 7:50:55 AM PST by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: Kid Shelleen

it may be a scourge to some of those who experience it.

I can attest to that, I remember almost everything I have ever seen, heard, or done. It truly is a Curse but it can be fun sometimes. The biggest problem I have is keeping my fat mouth closed when I remember all the little details about an event. It can really get you in trouble for remembering.


5 posted on 11/08/2017 7:51:54 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Had a girlfriend with that feature..


6 posted on 11/08/2017 7:52:03 AM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Does she also recall every dream the same way?


7 posted on 11/08/2017 7:53:58 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (https://youtu.be/hj3e8cKZWiY)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If you said, did, thought of, was accused of, leaned in the direction of.....

...Saying or doing something even slightly questionable.....oh let’s say 40+ years ago..... your wife WILL remind you of it.....in no uncertain terms at most inappropriate times. It’s their job, I suppose.


8 posted on 11/08/2017 7:54:14 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: servo1969

They just put in a storage place in the mind to be recalled at a later date when it is necessary to win an argument.


9 posted on 11/08/2017 7:54:58 AM PST by Parmy
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To: eyeamok

I think it’s fascinating because the rest of us all wonder whether we have recorded memories of everything but for some reason can’t access them. I do understand how it would feel like a curse to have the full blown condition though.


10 posted on 11/08/2017 7:55:53 AM PST by ichabod1 (Smoke does not mean fire when someone threw a smoke grenade.)
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To: ichabod1

Shoot, I have to look up how to do a CASE function in SQL every time I do one.


11 posted on 11/08/2017 7:57:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: AppyPappy
Don't forget the UNION ALL statement ☺
12 posted on 11/08/2017 7:59:17 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Davidson_(historian)

If you’re a race fan, you’ll know of Donald Davidson. He can recite the finishing order of every Indy 500 since his first in 1964. His memory is unbelievable. Has to be a similar condition.


13 posted on 11/08/2017 7:59:55 AM PST by IamConservative (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

somefolks even seem to remember things that never occurred!

;)

They even have names................
:(


14 posted on 11/08/2017 8:01:30 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Fido969

There is so much I’d love to forget.


15 posted on 11/08/2017 8:02:14 AM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I have memories of lying in the crib
I don’t think I was four...


16 posted on 11/08/2017 8:02:17 AM PST by sparklite2 (-)
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To: sparklite2

I remember the same thing.


17 posted on 11/08/2017 8:05:08 AM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

There is plenty in my life that I am glad to forget!

Actually, I do have rather detailed and often obsessive memory compared to most people. Friends often marvel at all the details I recall effortlessly from across the past 50+ yrs. Fortunately, I do not remember everything!


18 posted on 11/08/2017 8:06:09 AM PST by Enchante (Bill, Anthony, Harvey .... how does lesbo Hillary manage to surround herself with male predators???)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The actress Marilu Henner has this. She can be asked about Oct 2, 1982 for example, and she can give every detail; even what she was wearing. Weird.


19 posted on 11/08/2017 8:06:20 AM PST by stylecouncilor ("The future ain't what it used to be." Yogi Berra)
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To: Kid Shelleen

We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ‘em stories that don’t go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. “Give me five bees for a quarter,” you’d say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

— Abe Simpson


20 posted on 11/08/2017 8:11:45 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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