Remember the movie Memento? Where the protagonist wakes up each morning with his memory wiped clean? Apparently such things can actually happen — a woman has not formed a new long-term memory since 1994.
The article itself is a bit … poor in quality. It claims the woman has no functioning short term memory, when her problem is clearly adding things to her long term memory. And it compares her condition to the movie Groundhog Day, which has nothing to do with memory loss at all.
But, hey. Neat story.
(Paper Art by Elod Beregszaszi.)
Stanford Magazine offers up an interesting look at the study of how language can influence the way we think.