Everyone knows of movies or books similar to Ground Hog Day where one person has to relive the same day over and over again. Some of us may have even fantasized about this occurrence happening to ourselves, but then soon after dismissing it, because it could never happen in real life. How could it? Well I'm here to tell you that it is possible though highly, highly improbable. Our readings from this week were about memory and one sickness that stems from memory loss is amnesia. Amnesia comes in two forms, retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the form used by Hollywood the most; it's when a person loses some or all of their memories of the past. Anterograde amnesia is when we lose the capacity to form new memories, and this is the form of amnesia that could produce our ability to relive a day over and over again. Now for this to happen it would take a world plague of some sort that attacks all or most of people's hippocampuses so that they suffer from anterograde amnesia. Though for some reason, the virus doesn't work on you. Now everyone, everyday is thinking it's the same day that the plague occurred, let's pretend it was ground hog day, except for you, your able to form new memories still and so know that it is not still ground hog day. This could very well be the cause of being able to live the same day over and over again. Truthfully, have you ever even considered this being able to happen in the real world? Well now you know it could happen, though the chances of it ever happening are astronomical.
Ground Hog Day (The Movie) I've figured it out!
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