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

hy′perm·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.


(Medicine) med characterized by an unusually poignant and accurate memory of the past
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Hypermnesic recall across repeated tests using mental images and socratic riddles
Everything that happens to me, including the narrative that I will attempt to make of it, already has been predicted and pre-narrated in its dated singularity, prescribed in a sequence of knowledge and narration, within it, by a hypermnesic machine capable of storing in an immense epic work, along with the memory of the West and virtually all the languages in the world up to and including traces of the future.
Hypnosis can be used to produce hypermnesic to uncover repressed traumatic events, and it may be primary in producing amnesia of the traumatic events of abuse-thus, enhancing the ego's capacity to resolve the conflict.