Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Persistence Of Memory

Amazing Memory Man Never Forgets

Brad Williams, 51-year-old radio anchor in La Crosse, Wisconsin has hyperthymesia, the ability to recall the most trifling dates and details about his life.

The images of your life replaying in your head like a movie, over again, in loops of infinite regress... imagine what a gift and a burden this affliction could be.


I can't usually remember where I left my car keys ;-)


At March 19, 2008 10:14 AM, Blogger BeckEye said...

So he has "the ability to recall the most trifling dates and details about his life?" Big deal! So can I! It's the important shit that I can't remember.

At March 19, 2008 10:45 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

or my car for that matter!..lmboooooooo

At March 19, 2008 12:06 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Geez, I can barely remember what I did a couple of weeks ago. (I hope I never have to provide an alibi...)

Talk about photographic memory!

At March 20, 2008 10:05 AM, Blogger cube said...

It weird how memory works. There are some things that I can't forget no matter how hard I try.

During the early days of my job at a doctor's office, there was a journal sitting on the desk with an article entitled, "Catheter induced ablation of the atrioventricular juncture to control supraventricular arrhythmia." I can't even remember the name of the journal, but those words have stuck with me for over 25 years!

Where this ability was during organic chemistry classes is beyond me ;-)

At March 21, 2008 5:07 AM, Blogger Caz said...

Definitely a burden, from what I understand. A brilliant memory is a gift, but having to relive all the trivia of your life over and over, unwillingly, and without reason, would be torture.

At March 24, 2008 10:04 AM, Blogger cube said...

I just realized I did forget something about that medical journal title. It actually read:

"Catheter induced ablation of the atrioventricular juncture to control refractory supraventricular arrhythmia."

So I guess there is hope that one day I will forget this useless piece of information.

At March 25, 2008 5:57 PM, Blogger birdwoman said...

I love Dali. I have no memory, except of every mistake I've ever made.

At March 25, 2008 7:11 PM, Blogger cube said...

bw: I think we all have a measure of remembering our mistakes. It's a good survival mechanism...

At March 25, 2008 7:12 PM, Blogger cube said...

bw: BTW I love Dali's work too.


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