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99. The Man with the 7 second Memory (2005)

The remarkable and poignant story of Clive Wearing, a man with one of the worst cases of amnesia in the world. Once a renowned conductor and musician, Clive was struck down in 1985 by a virus that damaged his brain. Doctors saved his life but he was left with a memory that spans just seven seconds. (48 minutes.)

A 2005 ITV Studios documentary. See also Oliver Sacks’s account in The New Yorker.