Strange: Australian woman recalls memory from womb

Her earliest dated memory is not when she was just 12 days old but much earlier than that

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Strange: Australian woman recalls memory from womb
The condition is so rare that among 62 people, one has it. — Reuters

People usually remember their childhood memories and also recall some other moments, however, a woman with a certain medical condition claims something that feels unreal.

According to a Metro UK report, an Australian woman, Rebecca Sharrock, claimed that she remembered when she was inside her mother’s womb.

The 34-year-old woman is suffering from a rare condition in which people can recall the most details of their life events. It is called highly superior autobiographical (H-SAM).

The condition is so rare that among 62 people, one has it.

According to her, the earliest dated memory is not when she was just 12 days old, but it "is possibly from when she was a foetus in the womb".

She said: "The interesting thing is I don’t have to have any personal significance attached to a memory. They don’t need to mean much for some reason. At the moment, I’d say I can remember 95% of everything that’s happened to me in my life."

With the rarity of the condition, she also said that she could not “let go of rubbish from the past".

Rebecca was diagnosed with the neurological condition at the age of 21. She’s from Brisbane.

She said: "I always put my flashbacks down to OCD. When I’d have a flashback my emotions would remember too. I don’t just remember the past — I get all the sensory information that I had in that moment. When I’d relive a moment from my childhood, I’d feel immature emotions."