Me and My Memory

oanas_face.jpgAs part of the BBC Memory Season, BBC Radio 4 are running a series of programmes on people with unique memories – either because of disorder or because of remarkable talents.

The series is called Me and My Memory and started last Wednesday.

All the programmes are archived online, and the first was on prosopagnosia – the condition where people are unable to recognise others by their faces.

In this case, the programme talks to a woman who developed prosopagnosia after viral encephalitis, a brain infection that damaged parts of the brain involved in face recognition.

Future programmes will be on developmental amnesia, a memory champion, confabulation and mild cognitive impairment.

Link to homepage for Me and My Memory series.

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