She has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) or hyperthymesia, and only about 80 people in the world have it.
Rebecca can recite every word she read from the Harry Potter collection!
Rebecca says her earliest memory is when she was just twelve days old. Rebecca said that her parents put her in the driver’s seat of her father’s car for a picture.
Is it possible for people to remember things that happened to them before the age of four? Do you remember anything from that time in your life?
Rebecca is writing a book called My Life is a Puzzle and has a chapter of memories that she shares that all happened before she was four.
Psychology Today reports that the first case of HSAM was diagnosed in 2006 in a patient known as “AJ.”
HSAM is, according to hyperthymesia.net, a unique neurological condition that is divided into two classifications; a person can recall their past with exceptional detail, or a person who spends a lot of time thinking about the past. You can meet Rebecca in the video below.
A memory like that would have made school a lot easier!
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