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The Perfect Memory

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Jill Price has a memory like few others in the world. She's 42 years old, and she remembers everything.

Every instant of her life, and the life around her, since she was fourteen. Down to the smallest detail. Like a movie that never stops running. Whether she likes it or not. And not just what happened, but the date and time and place.

Jill Price's memory is so unusual that scientists couldn't believe it. They had to make up a name for it.

Now she's talking, in the hope that her powers may help explain your memory.

This hour, On Point: Jill Price — the woman who can't forget.Guests:

Jill Price, co-author with Bart Davis of the memoir "The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science."

Larry Cahill, associate professor of neurology and behavior at UC Irvine and co-author of the 2006 paper that defined Jill's condition.

John Gabrieli, professor of cognitive neuroscience at MIT.

This program aired on May 20, 2008.


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