Mind

People who are gifted with super memory

Gift or a curse? Let’s see stories of people with a super memory.

Do you remember the magazine you read last month? if yes, then would you remember it for the rest of your life? Before you start questioning the sanity of the writer of this article, you should know that there are people across the world with a super memory. With super memory, we mean that some people’s mind is like a computer hard drive which stores everything, telephone numbers, dates, car number plates and whatnot. It is believed that there are only sixty confirmed cases of people with a super memory. Here are some of the people gifted with a super memory.

Bob Petrella

Bob Petrella, a TV producer and standup comedian turned writer is one such case. He is known to remember every single telephone number on his cell phone. But he is known for his memory for any sporting event. Don’t believe us? Well, give him any date; let’s say 30th March 1981. He will not only tell you that President Reagan was shot on the said date but also that North Carolina was defeated by Indiana in the NCAA Championship that day. He also remembers every minute detailabout his birthday since he was five years old.

Jill Price

Out of all the people diagnosed with super memory, Jill Price is definitely the most famous, thanks to her memoirs “The Woman Who Can’t Forget”. She feels her condition is extremely exhausting, nonstop and uncontrollable, which makes it more of a curse than a gift. Price says that she remembers every small detail of her life since she was fourteen years old. According to her, it is like walking with a camera as you name the date, and she would pull out the video of the said date. Her memory remembers the tiniest memory of that day. She feels that apart from the happy memories, her mind can’t let her forget all the sad memories, which is exhausting.

Brad Williams

Well, if Jill is a pessimist about her situation,then Brad is a ball of sunshine. He loves being who he is and embraces his “gift” enthusiastically. He has an excellent memory for pop-culture trivia and could name every Academy Award winner to this day. A feature-length documentary named “Unforgettable” was made on his life.

So, what do you think? Is this condition a boon or a bane?

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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