Monday, May 5, 2014

Memory Wizards

Memory Wizards

Imagine being able to remember virtually every day of your life. As Lesley Stahl reports, it’s a kind of memory that is brand new to science
Clockwise from far left: Bob Petrella, Rick Baron, Brad Williams, Marilu Henner and Louise Owen
Clockwise from left: Joey DeGrandis, Tracy Fersan, Jerrard Heard and Bill Brown

"We are pretending that we are Sherlock Holmes. We've arrived on the scene of a crime of something that's unusual. All of a sudden, we have a new phenomenon of memory, and we’re trying to figure out how it is that this happened."

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Joey DeGrandis, 1995

Jake Hausler
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Tyler Hickenbottom, left, and twin, Chad

"It's not just a question of numbers, dates and times. It's emotion. And so, you know, when we wake up on that certain day of the year, it's kind of like how everybody wakes up feeling on 9/11."

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Clockwise from left: Jake Hausler, Lesley Stahl, Louise Owen, Marilu Henner and Bob Petrella

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