Memory is a really complex part of human functioning. We have different types of memory such as: sensory, short-term and long-term. What I learnt from Clive Wearing’s case is that, if one of them is damaged, the other ones are still working. Clive is suffering from amnesia but there are an opposite disorder too –
hypermnesia hyperthymesia. Jill has an amazing episodic memory but it is as hard to cope with as with amnesia. To sum up I could say that any deviation, when it comes to memory, is a traumatic experience. As much for person who suffers from it as for her family.
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