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Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.

hy′perm·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.


(Psychology) psychol an unusually good ability to remember, found in some mental disorders and possibly in hypnosis
[C20: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia]


(ˌhaɪ pərmˈni ʒə)
the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.
[1880–90; hyper- + (a)mnesia]
hy`perm•ne′sic (-ˈni sɪk, -zɪk) adj.
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This hypermnesia was a poisoned gift and a real life handicap.
Total recall has always been a reality for the 25-year-old, who has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, meaning she can dredge up the trivial details most people forget Rebecca is one of just 80 people worldwide who have been identified as having HSAM, also known as hypermnesia.
The increase of energy, the absence of fatigue despite little sleep and increased effort, hypervigilance and hypermnesia, good sociability and reduced reticence, fast decisions by intuiting the whole, these are all psychological aspects that render the hypomanic state, of course up to a certain intensity, desirable and cultivated in every domain of activity, inclusively in exams.
Recognition hypermnesia through the construction of mental images: an interpretation based on embodied cognition perspective Un tema contemporaneo de investigacion sobre la memoria humana es la capacidad que muestran las personas para aprender en una sola ocasion una determinada informacion, y en intentos sucesivos de recuerdo incrementar de manera significativa el numero de detalles recordados de esa informacion.
Hypermnesia, directed by Selma Spahic with actors from the former Yugoslavia, could not have been a more apt choice.
Through this periodization, I identified four phases in the memory of Vichy until the beginning of the 1990s: the "unfinished mourning" phase (le deuil inacheve) from the Liberation to the mid-1950s; the "repressions" phase (le refoulement) of the 1960s; the "Broken Mirror phase" (le retour du refoule) in the early 1970s; and, finally, the "obsessions" phase (la phase obsessionnelle), characterized by the hypermnesia of memory, beginning in the 1980s.
Ugresic pays great attention to the pathologies of memory in such times of upheaval: amnesia, pseudomnesia, and hypermnesia.
He was housed there because of a history of unpredictable violence, some thought to be related to delusional thinking, some to obsessive, even ritualistic questioning; there was other ritualism, hypermnesia, preoccupation with smelling things and obsessive drawing.
The hypermnesia literature reports studies examining how recall from memory increases across multiple tests (e.
See generally George Mandler, Hypermnesia, Incubation, and
Hypermnesia is a psychological effect, which explains the fact that pictures tend to be remembered better over time whereas words are more easily forgotten.
Can one pardon this hypermnesia which a priori indebts you, and in advance inscribes you in the book you are reading?