Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The woman who can't forget

Here's an amazing woman who has the ability to remember everything, even minor details about virtually every day of her life. From ABC News:
McGaugh's journey through an intellectual purgatory began six years ago when a woman now known only as AJ wrote him a letter detailing her astonishing ability to remember with remarkable clarity even trivial events that happened decades ago.

Give her any date, she said, and she could recall the day of the week, usually what the weather was like on that day, personal details of her life at that time, and major news events that occurred on that date.

Like any good scientist, McGaugh was initially skeptical. But not anymore.

"This is real," he says.
Being the forgetful person that I am, I would love to have her brain.

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