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Total Recall: The Woman Who Can’t Forget

Wired has an incredibly interesting article on a woman with a perfect memory. Its interesting that she’s otherwise a very normal person and not any sort of savant.

So when I hear about Price’s feats, my mind boggles. From the perspective of evolution, finding a human being with memory that works with the precision of a computer would be like finding someone with bones made of steel. The type of memory system we have—in technical terms, context-dependent rather than location-addressable—has been around for several hundred million years. The existence of a human brain that works completely differently is astronomically unlikely. via Total Recall: The Woman Who Can’t Forget.