Meaning of hypermnesia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpəmˈniːzɪə/


mass noun
  • Unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis, or narcosis.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The question of hypnotic hypermnesia in therapy is still open.’
    • ‘In addition, high- and low-imagery words produced equivalent hypermnesia and emergent generation effects.’
    • ‘Under the hypermnesia explanation, the design of the present study merely promotes the increasingly accurate recall of genuinely experienced events.’
    • ‘The research so far has been focusing on visual stimuli and the depth of the processing as key factors of the development of hypermnesia.’
    • ‘The purpose of this study is to find out whether repeated recall will produce hypermnesia.’
    • ‘We would expect that an effect of hypermnesia would be demonstrated, despite Krizan and Marmolejo's 2001 conclusions to the opposite effect.’


Mid 19th century from hyper- + Greek mnēsia ‘memory’.