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

hy′perm·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.
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(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]
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(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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A case study described hypermnesia in a patient with obesity treated with DBS of the fornix (40).
With these results, Szeneszi (32) concluded that the hypnosis applied in triathlon athletes during the Ironman showed characteristic behaviors of concentration, relaxation, anesthesia, and hypermnesia. Hence, it is reasonable that this method can be used to improve performance in the training of triathlon athletes or athletes of other sports.
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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.
Hypermnesia, directed by Selma Spahic with actors from the former Yugoslavia, could not have been a more apt choice.
Some other similarities between Ireneo Funes and Solomon Shereshevsky (a real mnemonist and a real patient of hypermnesia) had been considered previously by Verbene.
(80-81) Ugresic pays great attention to the pathologies of memory in such times of upheaval: amnesia, pseudomnesia, and hypermnesia. If former Eastern Bloc countries have erased many memories of their communist regimes, then the Yugoslav space stands out in the eagerness with which new mythologies and bodies of cultural memory have been shaped.
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.