Perfect historic recall (8)

1 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-03-19 03:31 ID:Heaven

Researchers Elizabeth Parker, Larry Cahill and James L. McGaugh spent more than five years studying the case of "AJ," a 40-year-old woman with incredibly strong memories of her personal past. Given a date, AJ can recall with astonishing accuracy what she was doing on that date and what day of the week it fell on. Because her case is the first one of its kind, the researchers have proposed a name for her syndrome – hyperthymestic syndrome, based on the Greek word thymesis for “remembering” and hyper, meaning "more than normal."

2 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-03-20 13:39 ID:Heaven

I've heard of something like this before, but it was a guy (who names a woman AJ anyways?). I saw some documentary on TV.. all I can remember is that his corpus callosum was cut. They showed him being able to recall similar things such as what he ate on a day years ago, the stats of a baseball player on a random year and such. He could supposedly not forget anything.

3 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-03-21 02:38 ID:eqtYz/yW


>Who names woman AJ anyways?

Oh, I dunno, it could be her initials, maybe? rolls eyes

Also, good to see my school getting mentioned internet-wide. Go UCI! Go Eaters!

4 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-03-28 23:52 ID:Heaven

>He could supposedly not forget anything.

I hope he dosen't use the internet...

5 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-04-05 06:55 ID:qtEewpXI


lol, I second that ^^

the moment he would visit /b/: OVERLOAD ERROR

6 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg : 2006-04-06 23:11 ID:Heaven


OTOH, most normal people remember shock sites all too well..

7 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-04-07 17:00 ID:OVevDFpU


My mother's brother (I guess that would make him my uncle) has before given me a monthly breakdown for rainfall in the years 1953-1956 or something like that. He's like a walking, scarier almanac.

8 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-04-26 02:04 ID:NmhHHc5r

reminds me of studies into photographic memory. Some part of the brain that filters out worthless information is broken. I forget the name of the part. Hypothalamus??? The people are miserable; they DO NOT WANT that information.

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