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Clive Wearing Video

Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:52 AM

Many of you have written in about our piece on Clive Wearing, the man who all of a sudden lost his ability to make new memories. His life--what it's actually like to live a day to day existence without being able to remember anything for more than a few seconds--is difficult to envision... and it raises infinite questions for us about how memory really works.

Here's a video documentary about Clive, called Life Without Memory: The Case of Clive Wearing, which may provide a few more answers (or may just raise more questions). It gives a glimpse into Deborah and Clive's relationship, and has some truly stark footage of Clive's daily life. There are sometimes images to which radio can do no justice. And one of them is Clive's journal. Take a look and let us know what you think.


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Comments [4]


Brilliant stuff. Just amazing. Also, don't miss the followup BBC film of the couple some 20 years after the first.

Keep up the great work. Radiolab is my lifeblood right now!

Feb. 20 2008 10:37 AM

Great comments everyone. Very insightful.

Feb. 19 2008 02:23 PM
GF is "Join Robert and me" not "join Robert and I." This sounds illiterate of you to have the wrong grammar. Doesn't anyone check for mistakes?

Feb. 19 2008 11:03 AM
Joan Cox

Please change you promo from "join Robert and I" to "join Robert and me". It is inappropriate and grating to hear bad English on public radio. Otherwise - the show is great.

Feb. 18 2008 07:57 AM

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