Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Question: What can you do that others can’t if you have hyperthymesia?

Answer: You can remember everything that ever happened to you since you were a teenager, in excruciating detail. It’s also called “highly superior autobiographical memory,” and it means that even after decades, you never forget any details as long as they happened directly to you. For outside events, your memory is normal. It’s very rare, and those who have it say it can be a nightmare to never be able to forget anything.