Hyperthymesia

I finally found the correct description of something I have. I can remember and recall so many events in life vividly all throughout life and remember people to an eerily accurate extent. I basically never forget who ive met and i can automatically recall when I met them and vividly see what we were doing that day etc.

I used to freak people out when run into someone and be like "oh yeah i know you i met you at this shop 6 years ago you sold me a bicycle seat. Lol

I generally play dumb now and pretend I dont know who they are if it was something like that though now.

Its not like a calendar recall or date based but it situation based visually.

Its too bad i cant apply it to anything productive :sweat_smile:

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That would be nice. I can’t even remember what I had for supper 2 nights ago sometimes.

:notes:I can’t remember what I had for my last meal
And you don’t know just how a woman feels :notes:

Totally innacurate words to that song, but whatever.

Wow, that’s amazing. Can you even remember people from your childhood?

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In the wiki article it outlines more extreme cases.

Id say i have a mild form of it. I had always wondered how other people couldnt remember lol.

When i met my gf, she was working at this restaurant and she was working with this guy. She mentioned he was an actor and mentioned his first name. I just immediately associated it and said oh i know him he was in an acting class i went to 9 years ago.
And yeah it turned out to be him :rofl:.

I guess I associate and piece memories together quickly or something.

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Yes i can vividly remember my childhood friends. I can revisit the situations instantly.

Like for example.

Kindergarten: im at the bike rack, i meet a new friend his name is barrett, hes wearing a patch over his eye. I have glasses, we walk to class, i can see my teacher, i can see the big blocks in class, i know what games were going to play etc.

Like theres endless memories like that i can revisit

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That redheaded woman from the show taxi supposedly had that. I remember seeing her in an interview.

Edit: Marilu Henner.

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That’s freaking awesome :metal:

Can you remeber the first dream ?

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I can remember old dreams if they were significant. From as far back as 4 years old or so

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Yeah, it would be great if this trait could make you rich and famous.

Call them up and tell them you’re number 63.

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Haha i wish hey, id like to win the lottery lol

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Maybe you could count cards in Las Vegas casinos, lol, playing blackjack.

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Lol thats the thing my short term memory is terrible :sweat_smile:

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Ok. Im not sure yours is as extreme as hers after browsing an article. It says only 100 poeple are identified with her condition worldwide. It’s probably not the same thing.

https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/actress-marilu-henner-has-a-highly-superior-autobiographical-memory-a#:~:text=Henner%20can%20recall%20past%20events,100%20people%20in%20the%20world.

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I imagine far more have something similar but it would be an odd thing for someone to seek testing for as its not like a debilitating issue.

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Yeah its definitely not extreme id say its mild for myself

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Hers was different. She could remember everything that ever happened to her and the date it happened and everything else that happened on that day. I think @LevelJ1’s is different.

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Theres people who have the classic savant style memory where they know exact dates, times etc. But thats different

I looked at that before and was like thats definitely not it because i dont know any numerical dates or months

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Can you instantly remember all the old members of this site who have ever posted and their stories?

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There is a true story of a pilot who has photographic memory
Who lands the plane with eyes closed.

There is a movie based on it called.

Runway 34

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Some people it would have to be someone i conversed with.

Malvok , talked about black metal, shared some bands, i can picture the posts on the thread. That was 2014?

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Thats prob the earliest one.

Just whoever i had some convo with

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