We associate diseases with something unpleasant and often dangerous, and there are reasons for this. However, there are diseases that, at first glance, can be compared with superpowers.
Bixize found rare diseases that not only make scientists think a lot but also make people look like heroes of comic strips.
5. Super memory
Hyperthymesia is a memory condition whereby a person remembers an abnormally vast number of their life experiences in detail. There are only 60 people in the world with such a diagnosis. Patients can give a detailed description of any day from their life — even from their childhood. They can recite passages from books they read many years ago as well as news from any day of any year.
People suffering from hyperthymesia cannot misrepresent their memories or sugarcoat moments they would like to forget. They remember everything.
The BBC told the story of Rebecca Sharrock, an Australian writer, who remembers how she was wrapped in a pink blanket when she was only 7 days old. Her memory is unique: look at how she recites passages from Harry Potter without forgetting a word. However, she doesn’t consider hyperthymesia a “gift,” and she complains about headaches, insomnia, and getting tired quickly.