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People with hyperthymesia can recall details relating to past experiences with extreme accuracy throughout their lifetime.
Studies suggests that the ability is limited to autobiographical memory. This limitation means that people can only recall information about themselves and their past personal experiences.
Information can be retained either as short-term or long-term memories. They process short-term memories in a similar way to most other people. However they have good long term memory.
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Certain 'cue' words have the ability to make us remember the first time we did something, which is more often than not in our growing years, or as a young adult.
Example: the word 'Driving Licence' can stir up memories of our young age, but the word 'dog' or 'lamp' may not.
Our consciousness is deeply connected to our thinking and memory, and self-remembrance is an automatic feature of our brain.
People who have survived accidents or illness which limit their brain functioning, making them unable to form any new memory, question the presumption ...
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