Clive Wearing is a man stuck in the present for the last 24 years of his life. His condition was the result of a brain infection (Herpes simplex encephalitis). The virus left him with retrograde as well as anterograde amnesia; unable to form new memories and remember his past, his memory span lasts only a few seconds . His case is the most sever form of amnesia ever recorded…
You can watch the other parts of the documentary here.
The Abyss Music and amnesia. by Oliver Sacks
Clive – Radiolab
The Observer – Article
The Man With Only 7 Second Memory – Video
Categories: neuroscience, psychology
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