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There was a kid in my high school class who was like this but he had the issues they mentioned like tieing shoes etc. He knew every and I mean every kid at schools birthday, mother and fathers name by memory. He always remembered the day of the week it was too.

The farthest back I can remember is preschool because I had a friend who was a girl who I liked and another kid named Barney (lol i know) tried to kiss her. I already didn't like him because he cut me in line for the water fountain before which made me angry. Long story, short I still remember pushing him down and punching him when he kissed her. Hell I was probably like 4 or 5 years old. Then my parents getting called in. 1st time I got in real trouble.

I do believe the adrenaline part thing to be true about memory. Very interesting stuff.
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..if I had that, studying would take 5 minutes
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..if I had that, studying would take 5 minutes
You wouldn't need to study. Just glance at the pages and recall them while sitting it front of the test.

For you, every test would be open book. Talk about an unfair advantage.
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I have this to an extent.

Mainly holidays, important meetings, vocabulary, and phone numbers,
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I am in awe of there memory. That is incredible, I guess we are still evolving?
Evolution never stops.

I wish I had a memory like this, I cant remember half of last week, but I guess cannabis has something to do with that, im not quite sure, I cant remember...
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There was a kid in my high school class who was like this but he had the issues they mentioned like tieing shoes etc. He knew every and I mean every kid at schools birthday, mother and fathers name by memory. He always remembered the day of the week it was too.

The farthest back I can remember is preschool because I had a friend who was a girl who I liked and another kid named Barney (lol i know) tried to kiss her. I already didn't like him because he cut me in line for the water fountain before which made me angry. Long story, short I still remember pushing him down and punching him when he kissed her. Hell I was probably like 4 or 5 years old. Then my parents getting called in. 1st time I got in real trouble.

I do believe the adrenaline part thing to be true about memory. Very interesting stuff.
Yea I have one distinct memory from when i was in kindergarten this kid went to tell me a secret but ended up just spitting in my ear, so i hit him. haha sounds odd but if I think about it probably one of the few times i actually had a rush of adrenaline causing me to remember the moment more vividly.
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..if I had that, studying would take 5 minutes
That's not how it works. A majority of the people are only able to recall what they have experienced. A completely different part of the brain deals with this type of memorization.
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Anything I've forgotten is my own fault for being blind drunk and I think I'd rather not know
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Pretty interesting article... My sister is autistic and she has this "superior autobiographical memory". She can memorize a whole phonebook if she wants to.
    
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I trained myself to have a photographic memory, see in my years of drug addiction and alcoholism before I got sober I had to constantly pay attention to everything, create memory associations with everything, every second of the day so that I could remember things since as we know drugs/alcohol have a tendency to cloud what happened and my wife would use it against me (claiming I did something I didnt). I got pretty good at it and had one of the best memories you have ever seen on a drunk. Then I got sober and since I had taught my mind how to structure memories while intoxicated, that same learned behavior continued and now I remember conversations word for word, numbers diagrams, license plate numbers.

Its kinda freaky, now I want to start drinking again to make all this information go away
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