The three areas of the brain involved in this super memory are much larger than other people’s, but are about the same size as those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Because these two brains share the same architecture, there are questions about how this super memory could trigger obsessive-compulsiveness in some people.
It seems that being able to organize memories by dates helps to relieve anxiety in some, but the constant “running total” of life deteriorates into obsessiveness in others.
If your child has “super memory”, it’s not their fault; it’s the way they’re wired. Know the risks and help them to develop coping strategies.
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