Great Big Story had a chat with Rebecca Sharrock, who has a condition called highly superior autobiographical memory (H.S.A.M.). Only about 60 other people on earth share her condition, which allows them to remember, in great detail, almost everything they experience.
The "Mandela Effect" is a term used to describe the phenomenon (read: conspiracy theory) wherein groups of people collectively mis-remember things, but continue to insist that their (incorrect) memories are in fact true, which may or may not be an indication that someone is messing with our reality (check out my not-yet published novel How… READ THE REST
In this video, Columbia University neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy explains the science of memory to a kid, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert. Along the way, she describes how her research is reshaping our understanding of what we remember, how, and where. From the transcript at Wired: We're interested in the… READ THE REST
There's an exceedingly rare superpower that some human's possess called Hsam (highly superior autobiographical memory). The University of California, Irvine's Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is the only place that verifies Hsam. According to the Center, Hsam is the "superior ability to recall specific details of autobiographical events" and those who have… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST