Happy Monday, everyone. Hope no one got injured or psychologically scarred from all the snowfall recently!
Maybe you'll all remember all the days of this week, down to each weather forecast, school closing, and item of clothing you wore. Probably not, unless you have hyperthymesia.
Hyperthymesia is a very rare condition in which a person has uncanny autobiographical memories. Ask a person with hyperthymesia what they were doing on February 7th, 10 years ago and they'll remember what day of the week it was, how much sugar they put in their coffee, their grocery list, the fact that there was more than average traffic getting to work...
Only about eight known cases exist in the world. Marilu Henner is one of them (remember her from the show Taxi?) and can recall every day details of her life from age 11 on.
Hyperthymestic people also tend to dwell somewhat obsessively about their past. (Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.)
It put the whole phrase "put your past behind you" into an untouchable realm, doesn't it?