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  • People unable to forget. Hyperthymestic syndrome (also known as hyperthymesia) is a condition where the individual is affected with a superior, autobiographical memory. The two defining characteristics of hyperthymestic syndrome are: 1) the person spends significantly large amounts of time thinking about their personal past. 2) The person has an extraordinary capacity to recall specific events from his or her personal past.

    June 17, 2015

  • "It means 'overdeveloped memory,' but of a very particular kind."

    --Jerry Adler, "Unable to Forget," Newsweek, May 19, 2008

    May 16, 2008