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Robert Cooper

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Are there people who don't forget?
« on: 21/05/2010 08:30:02 »
Robert Cooper  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello Naked Scientists!

I am a devout listener of your podcasts, which means my question is coming a little late.

You recently did an interesting bit on watching the hippocampus with MRI while people are encoding and then remembering memories, with the goal of understanding the structure of memory. 

Could you tell us more about what is understood about memory?  I am really curious to know why we forget.  As well, I've noticed that you all clearly have excellent memories and that Dr. Chris seems to have a particularly impressive amount of information at his finger-tips.  Are there people who don't forget and, if so, why don't they?

Thanks for the great show,

Rob

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« Reply #1 on: 04/04/2011 00:37:27 »
Yes there are people that have been known to have never forgotten anything.

http://dreamhawk.com/interesting-people/the-man-who-remembered-everything-superminds-2/
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/04/2011 11:51:45 »
I can't remember !  ;D
 

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