Los Angeles Times:
Memory researchers at the University of California Irvine are developing a large collection of remarkable research subjects, who themselves maintain a remarkably large collection of memories.
They are people with “highly superior autobiographical memories,” and UC Irvine researchers so far have found at least 22 — and possibly as many as 32 subjects in this country alone — who can remember with extraordinary accuracy and in extraordinary detail the events of their lives and the days on which they occurred.
On Sunday at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, UC Irvine researcher Aurora Leport offered new insights into people with this remarkable talent, suggesting their brains are structured differently than they are in those of us who can’t remember what we ate for lunch yesterday. Those structural differences may account not only for their curious quirk of memory, but for some other quirks as well.
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