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Life Without Memory: The Case of Clive Wearing

01/09/2009 2 comments

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.

Further Readings

The Abyss Music and amnesia. by Oliver Sacks
Clive – Radiolab
The Observer – Article
The Man With Only 7 Second Memory – Video

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