Thursday, June 28, 2012
AJ and HSAM
AJ (Jill Price) is reportedly the first documented case of hyperthymesia or HSAM (Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory). She had an exceptional ability to recall autobiographical information along with events she had read about or personally seen on the news. Interestingly, she apparently was not very good at memorizing arbitrary information. HSAMers or hyperthymestic (former label) individuals sometimes appear to have poorer than average memory for arbitrary information.