Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. She tells us what it means to remember your life in detail and what the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

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 television show "Unforgettable," in which the main character has the condition. 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 the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

Guests

Marilu Henner

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

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 at University of California, Irvine.

This is a rebroadcast. Please view the original broadcast to comment.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.