Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory (SDAM) is a syndrome in which healthy people report a failure to re-experience or recollect specific events from their past, although memory for factual information about themselves and the world is intact. For example, they know that they went on a trip to Norway, but they lack a richly detailed and vivid recollection of any events from that trip.
Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory (SDAM)
84 views Jul 20, 2022 Aphantasia Network 1.84K subscribers 12DislikeShareClip Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory (SDAM) is a syndrome in which healthy people report a failure to re-experience or recollect specific events from their past, although memory for factual information about themselves and the world is intact. For example, they know that they went on a trip to Norway, but they lack a richly detailed and vivid recollection of any events from that trip. In this talk, Dr. Brian Levine summarizes behavioral and brain imaging results addressing the following questions: (1) Is autobiographical recollection of past events expressed as a trait that varies across the population, with SDAM reflecting the extremes (as is the case in developmental disorders or personality)? (2) What is the relationship between autobiographical recollection and visual imagery? (3) How do people with SDAM function well in spite of their deficient autobiographical recollection? Recordings from the 2021 Extreme Imagination Confer
Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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