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u/scarthearmada · 7 pointsr/scifi

Clive Wearing is also a fascinating, and more recent example of severe trauma impacting the functionality of the mind.

In Clive Wearing's case, the the biggest impact was on his inability to form new memories. He is literally unable to remember becoming conscious of the fact that he is alive, despite the fact that he documents it constantly.

From his journal:

8:31 AM: Now I am really, completely awake.

9:06 AM: Now I am perfectly, overwhelmingly awake.

9:34 AM: Now I am superlatively, actually awake.

He recognizes the handwriting as being like his own, but rejects the thought that he wrote it.

His wife's book, Forever Today is a very personal account of his story. It's very sad, but strangely heartwarming. There are good, if old, documentaries about him such as Prisoner Of Consciousness and Life Without Memory.

His case is fascinating, but also shakes me up a bit emotionally.