Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science

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Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day. Her memories are like scenes from home movies, constantly playing in her head, backward and forward, through the years; not only does she make no effort to call her memories to mind, she cannot stop them. The Woman Who Can't Forget is the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her extraordinary memory, living with a condition that no one understood, including her, until the scientific team who studied her finally charted the extraordinary terrain of her abilities. As we learn of Jill's struggles first to realize how unusual her memory is and then to contend, as she grows up, with the unique challenges of not being able to forget -- remembering both the good times and the bad, the joyous and the devastating, in such vivid and insistent detail -- the way her memory works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries about the workings of normal human memory and normal human forgetting. Intriguing light is shed on the vital role of what's called "motivated forgetting"; as well as theories about childhood amnesia, the loss of memory for the first two to three years of our lives; the emotional content of memories; and the way in which autobiographical memories are normally crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering life story.

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Jill Rosenberg-Price is the subject of the most exhaustive scientific inquiry into superior memory in history. She has kept her identity anonymous until now, known by the scientific community as patient "AJ," the first patient to ever be diagnosed with what the scientists who have studied her have called hyperthymestic syndrome.

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Price, Jill
Verlag: New York; London : Free Press, (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416561765 ISBN 13: 9781416561767
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Buchbeschreibung New York; London : Free Press, 2008. 263 Seiten, wirkt ungelesen, Buch ist in sehr gutem Zustand! acts unread book is in very good condition! (Die Frau, die nichts vergessen kann: Leben mit einem einzigartigen Gedächtnis) ISBN 9781416561767 ***Sofortversand - Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. liegt bei!*** Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 410 gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband, 23 x 15 cm, Artikel-Nr. 103261

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