hyperthymesia /HIY-pər-thiy-MEE-zhə/. noun. The condition of possessing an extremely detailed autobiographical memory, sort of a photographic memory for life experiences. From Greek hyper(excessive) + thymesis (remembering).
“In one study, even people with the disorder hyperthymesia, which causes them to remember every event in their lives in painstaking detail, were susceptible to false memories at roughly the same rate as the rest of us.” (Erik Vance)
“The technical term psychologists nowadays apply to super-memory is ‘hyperthymesia’, or ‘Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM)’. The condition was first clinically described by psychologists in 2006. Super memorisers were, however, anticipated years before in Borges’ story, the wonderfully titled ‘Funes the Memorious’.” (John Sutherland)
“Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called ”hyperthymestic syndrome“ — the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen.” (Jill Price)