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Williams is one of only three people in the world identified with this off-the-charts autobiographical memory, according to researchers at the University of California-Irvine who gave the condition its name: hyperthymestic syndrome, from the Greek words for excessive (hyper) and remembering (thymesis).
Unlike most people whose memories fade with time, much of Williams' life is etched indelibly in his mind.
Originally posted by Rapacity
From a subjective viewpoint, memory and recall are very much related to the senses: if your body is positioned closely to the position posed during occurrence and the mind is in a similar state (emotional etc..) then recall seems to be easier. Try to recall how to drive a car or ride a bicycle (run through the physical actions mentally) whilst stood then try it whilst positioned as you would perform the physical action. Which did you find easier?