Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

Hyperthymesia and Marilu Henner’s Brain

How well do you remember the happenings in your life? We all tell stories about past events—funny, tragic, interesting, odd. But how much detail do you actually remember? If someone tosses a date at you, can you remember exactly what you did that day, that week? All that information is stored in your brain (your hard drive), but can you retrieve it?

Marilu Henner can. So can others who share her unusual ability called hyperthymesia, or Highly Superior Auto-Biographical Memory (H-SAM).


The brain is a very odd organ and memory and recall are two of its most mystifying functions.


Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

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