“They cannot re-experience the past with a vivid sense of personal reliving. It's as if their past was experienced in the third person,” says researcher
Imagine living a healthy, normal life without the ability to remember personal events from your past. You have heard about them from family and friends, but you can't see or imagine yourself in any of them.
Cognitive scientists from the University of Toronto had a rare opportunity to examine three middle-aged adults (two from the U.S., the other from the U.K.) who live their lives in the "third person" because of a condition known as lifelong severely deficient autobiographical memory (SDAM).