Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a...

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a consultant to the CBS tv show "Unforgettable," in which the main character has HSAM. Diane also speaks to Dr. James McGaugh who diagnosed this ability and studies people who have it. A discussion with Marilu Henner on what it means to remember your life in detail and what HSAM tells us about the brain.

Guests

Marilu Henner

actress, consultant for the CBS show “Unforgettable,” one of a dozen documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world.

Dr. James McGaugh

Research Professor at the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Research Professor at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine

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