Definition of hypermnesia in English:


Line breaks: hyper¦mnesia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəmˈniːzɪə


[mass noun]
Unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis, or narcosis.
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  • By the way, a simple explanation of hypermnesia is that at the end of the first 10-minute recall period, the rate of recall is quite low, but it isn't zero.
  • Analyses for hypermnesia over the interviews found only that children still reported more corrects than errors.
  • Such hypermnesia will be considered/suggested a normal ability, such as reading and writing are today.


mid 19th century: from hyper- + Greek mnēsia 'memory'.

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