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Medical Mystery: Woman Who Remembers Everything

Today on Oprah, Dr. Oz discussed medical mysteries and he and Oprah interviewed a woman named Jill who can remember everything that ever happened in her life. Read her off a date and she can tell you what day of the week it was, what she was doing, what she was thinking, and how she was feeling. It's a neat parlor trick, but it also kind of sounds like a living hell, because she not only remembers events, but she also remembers emotions, so she's never truly able to let anything go. The old adage "time heals all wounds" doesn't apply to her. She remembers every cruel thing her mother ever said to her about her weight as a child, and her husband died a few years ago, and on the anniversary of his death, she's inconsolable, because the feelings of loss and pain haven't faded. Still, it's pretty amazing to be able to recall the life you've lived, as most of us can't recall what we did last week. Clip above, and you can read more about her here.

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MargaretMoony
MargaretMoony

Meh. I don't know if this specific person is legit but there's a whole host of brain disorders that show up like this that are beyond strange, so why not?