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Memory and Autism

Autistic artist, Robyn Steward

Memory is the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognising previous experiences

Some people on the autism spectrum are reported to have remarkably good memories for certain things.

For example, some individuals can recite entire train timetables or bus routes from memory.

However, some people on the autism spectrum have very poor memories for certain things.

For example, some autistic individuals find it very difficult to remember names or faces.

Or, more confusingly, some autistic people may have very poor short term memories but very good long term memories.


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Updated
18 Jun 2018