What is superior autobiographical memory
Ability to remember what happened on any given day
Superior Autobiographical Memory is the ability to remember facts related to dates. In essence, you can give someone any date in their life (or in part of their lives where this skill first started manifesting) and they can tell you the major points of that day. They may not have photographic memory for that day, but remember important things or even the weather on that date. In a 60 minutes story, people were also able to remember specific ranges of dates, their favorite Sunday, or compare certain days to each other. The ability to understand superior autobiographical memory may help people with memory problems or brain injuries, or at least help scientists understand how knowledge is classified.
Notes and Special Information
Special note: Research shows that people with this condition are usually unmarried or divorced, which may contribute to a certain amount of cynicism given that people with SAM never forget anything, and can spot a lot of lies because they remember details extemely well.