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ISBN:
1416561773
Author:
Bart Davis,Jill Price
Category:
Behavioral Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Free Press; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009)
Pages:
263 pages
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This book was stumbled upon quite randomly, and has been the most interesting read I've had in a very long time.

Jill Price is the subject of the most exhaustive scientific inquiry into superior memory in history. She has kept her identity anonymous until now, known by the scientific community as patient "AJ," the first patient to ever be diagnosed with what the scientists who have studied her have called hyperthymestic syndrome. She lives in Los Angeles and is currently working as an administrator at an elementary school. This book was stumbled upon quite randomly, and has been the most interesting read I've had in a very long time.

Jill Price can't forget and she can't even control recall. And a great deal of book-writing IS rote memorization. You have to know what you've already said, and make sure you only say it once

Jill Price can't forget and she can't even control recall. Her memories are thrust back at her, in vivid detail whether she wants to remember them or not. Her super memory damned her in the past. It moved me to tears. You have to know what you've already said, and make sure you only say it once. Price seems to forget, chapter by chapter, what Interestingly, I think it takes a different kind of memory from the kind that Jill Price possesses to write an engaging narrative.

Would we want to remember so much more of our lives if we could? Which memories do our minds privilege over others? .

Would we want to remember so much more of our lives if we could? Which memories do our minds privilege over others? Do we truly relive the times we remember most vividly, feeling the emotions that coursed through us then? Why do we forget so much, and in what ways do the workings of memory tailor the reality of what's actually happened to us in our lives? . He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and Stony Brook University and holds a BA in English and an MA in social work.

by Jill Price and Bart Davis. 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. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day.

The woman who can’t forget : the extraordinary story of living with the most remarkable memory known to science, Jill Price with Bart Davis. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ). 1. Price, Jill, 1965–. 2. Long-term memory-Biography.

Full Title:The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science-A Memoir. ISBN-13:978-1416561774. 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

Price, . The Woman Who Can't Forget: The . Efficient Solvent- and Catalyst-Free Syntheses of Imine Derivatives Applying the Pressure Reduction Technique: Remarkable Change of the Reaction Rate with the Phase.

Price, . The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science-A Memoir. By Mary Matsuda Gruenewald. Efficient Solvent- and Catalyst-Free Syntheses of Imine Derivatives Applying the Pressure Reduction Technique: Remarkable Change of the Reaction Rate with the Phase Transition.

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 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

Price, J. and Davis, B. 2008, The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science-A Memoir, Free Press

Price, J. 2008, The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science-A Memoir, Free Press, ISBN 1-416-5617-65. a b Marcus, Gary (March 23, 2009). Total Recall: The Woman Who Can't Forget". Retrieved September 7, 2017. The Woman Who Can't Forget. NPR stories about The Woman Who Can't Forget

by Jill Price and Bart Davis. The Extraordinary Story of Living With the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science. Jill Price and Bart Davis. NPR stories about The Woman Who Can't Forget. Blessed and Cursed by an Extraordinary Memory. May 19, 2008, Jill Price can recall every detail of the last three decades of her life - whether she wants to or not. A rare memory condition causes Price to experience continuous, automatic playback of events just like movies playing in her mind.

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. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day. Her memories are like scenes from home movies, constantly playing in her head, backward and forward, through the years; not only does she make no effort to call her memories to mind, she cannot stop them. The Woman Who Can't Forget is the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her extraordinary memory, living with a condition that no one understood, including her, until the scientific team who studied her finally charted the extraordinary terrain of her abilities. Her fascinating journey speaks volumes about the delicate dance of remembering and forgetting in all of our lives and the many mysteries about how our memories shape us. As we learn of Jill's struggles first to realize how unusual her memory is and then to contend, as she grows up, with the unique challenges of not being able to forget -- remembering both the good times and the bad, the joyous and the devastating, in such vivid and insistent detail -- the way her memory works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries about the workings of normal human memory and normal human forgetting. Intriguing light is shed on the vital role of what's called "motivated forgetting"; as well as theories about childhood amnesia, the loss of memory for the first two to three years of our lives; the emotional content of memories; and the way in which autobiographical memories are normally crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering life story. Would we want to remember so much more of our lives if we could? Which memories do our minds privilege over others? Do we truly relive the times we remember most vividly, feeling the emotions that coursed through us then? Why do we forget so much, and in what ways do the workings of memory tailor the reality of what's actually happened to us in our lives? In The Woman Who Can't Forget, Jill Price welcomes us into her remarkable life and takes us on a mind-opening voyage into what life would be like if we didn't forget -- a voyage after which no reader will think of the magical role of memory in our lives in the same way again.
  • Trex
This book was stumbled upon quite randomly, and has been the most interesting read I've had in a very long time.

The main topic of the book is Jill's insane memory, and its toll on her day to day existence... and especially the fact that there has not been many, if any,quite like her in science history study or past research, from what the book claims. Absolutely fascinating. And so scary, too. I have nothing but sympathy for the author's strife with her condition, and respect for her getting through her life nonetheless, with strength and perseverance.

Layered behind this memory thing is such a great story of her life, told so frankly and with such raw honesty, suffused with her emotions enough to paint a very deep and colorful picture. I was caught up in her life. I do not understand some previous reviews about it being written poorly. Absolute rubbish! It was written so well I thought!! Jill fills out all of her 'supporting cast characters' by her interactions with them and I felt like I was a part of her family, too. I absolutely love her parents! And felt her fears and mourned her losses. I was lost in this book and can't wait for a sequel if that should be a thing she thinks about down the line. I'm hooked on her story!!

I rarely write reviews. But I am today to give Jill the kudos well-deserved after reading previous reviews and wanting to add mine to the mix. This is such a great book. Five Stars!!
  • Xtintisha
This was a very interesting story, but the book was somewhat draggy for the first several chapters. Had to be very interested in the science and discovery to continue reading. Still, I did like it, and it was well written.
  • Whitemaster
I was intrigued by the idea of someone who could remember every detail of their life. For most of us we can only remember very small details of our lives, but Jill Price has memories as early as 18 months. As fasinating as it may seem to us she is haunted by every bad thing she ever said to anyone or wrong that was ever infliced on her. This is something most of us never have to indure, time heals most wounds for us, not Jill. This was a fascinating read, enjoyed it.
  • Nekora
Very interesting, but a bit on the long side. My wife and I both enjoyed listening while driving.
  • Vijora
Thank's a lot! Everything was perfect!
  • Spilberg
This is a great read for any adult...It is written well and very interesting...I really liked this book for my daughter.
  • Nuadador
I thought the book was good and very insightful to the workings of the human brain. The book gave you quite a perspective to someone who has such a remarkable memory.
A good book written by a normal person who has an extraordinary gift/curse. There is a lot of information and insight into the different kinds of memory, both theory and fact- not to mention this woman's unique version and experiences.