Understanding the gift of endless memory

CBS News (60 Minutes):

Enter Dr. James McGaugh, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California Irvine, and a renowned expert on memory. Dr. McGaugh is the first to discover and study superior autobiographical memory, and he is quizzing Owen – his fifth subject – to find out.

“Let’s move back in time now to 1990. It rained on several days in January and February, can you name the dates on which it rained?” McGaugh asked.

Believe it or not, she could.

“Let’s see. It was slightly rainy and cloudy on January 14th, 15th. It was very hot the weekend of the 27th, 28th, no rain,” she replied.

Read more: CBS News (60 Minutes)

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