The Man With The Seven Second Memory (Amnesia Documentary) | Real Stories

Avaldati 13 aug 2016
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 caused massive damage to his brain. Against the odds, doctors managed to save his life but he was left with a memory that spans just seven seconds.

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  • Give that guy a surgery!

  • Haven't I watched this before?

  • Alot of people have leaky brain , alot of food can cross this also. Wonder if science can now see leaky brain is how virus crossed the brain.

  • Wonder if he upped gaba and lowered glutamte in brain. Or what about giving people ambien for coma and they wake up.

  • This is so sad, if he was my father I would prefer that he was dead... It should be an option for him to decide to end his life and this suffering

  • yeah, now that's a very intense kind of suffering... the eternal loop

  • He's gone floppy , HE'S GONE FLOPPY.

  • Does anyone else think that he kinda looks a little bit like David Tennant?

  • "HI I'm Tom"

  • 0:59 Sounds like he got a case of communism

  • Other than the incredible sadness of Clive's condition, I also find it terribly sad that she called a friend to pray for her and said "She was the only Christian I knew." In all of Britain a woman her age knows only ONE Christian. I am reminded of the story in the Bible "If there are fifty, if there are forty, ... and finally if there are TEN believers in the city will you spare the city?"

  • This is why we need guns. To protect one another

  • 18:07 that woman just asked an amnesiac if he _remembered_ where his diary was 😭🤌🏻💀

  • I know how uncomfortable Tinnitus can be, that is the reason I recommend Dr Madida on EEpush because he can help you, he helped me cure my Tinnitus and herpes virus.

  • Dude is ill yet is more charismatic and skillful than I'd ever be.

  • wish if there was a way to transition his neuron patterns to 1s and 0s and connect it to a ram or any form of a digital memory, i wish if this was possible :(

    • maybe in the future

  • Im just glad that he remembers his wife.

  • "What does 'being unconscious' mean?" "Semi-death." That just hit me so hard.

  • His wife is lovely though and it's so sweet that he's still aware of her

  • Seven second memory but can keep conversación more than 3 min.. Dosent make sends

  • Just a couple mins in and I genuinely like the guy!

    • She let her guard down @38:55 ..... Just a show for the cameras!

  • Imagine being able to listen to master of puppets for the first time every 7 seconds

  • I remembered Ghajini

  • This is unimaginable. Id feel so lost and frustrated. But i would also forget about those terrible feelings. But i would see that im ageing and wouldnt know how i got to that point. 😢 Im praying for them both.

  • He can watch bumper ads. 6seconds long!

  • Once a month is not enough lol

  • It's hard to believe, that this guy is now our President.😂🤣

  • 22:37 He does not look up and remembered 2-men & 1 Lady Interesting

  • I keep coming back to this like and old friend while I'm working! This really teaches you to live in the moment!

  • als je 7 seconden herinering hebt hoe weet je dan dat je drinken in een glas schenkt en niet uit de fles drinkt hoe weet je zowiezo dat er drinken in een fles zit

  • Damn i cried when he cried. Hearing about his concert in that chirch

  • What is that soundtrack 5 minutes in?

  • My brain to has the herpe virus it has made me very angry and it lays dormant every year in my right eye and causes severe pain it hasn't affected my conscience "yet" if the day comes when I realize it is I will take myself out

  • when he said how he had no thoughts--- i cant imagine especially for someone who mas making music and creating things to have no thoughts?????????

  • where that virus come from? how and why he "acquire" it?

  • I apologise, its not funny, but her saying "Hes gone floppy!" Made me giggle uncontrollably

  • I don’t know but it seems kind of sketchy to me back in 1985 there could’ve been a hidden virus that was given the gag order so nobody would ever know about it and that’s not good either what if they still have that part of the virus stored somewhere in some freezer over there and are waiting to unload it again like a chemical warfare weapon and weapon is the virus then the US would of course want that right because that’s what is going on now with us coronavirus thing

  • Groundhog day

  • Everywhere at the end of time. In Clive's case, everywhere at the end of nowhere.

  • Its like he's slowly come to a peaceful acceptance of what's happened to his mind. He knows it...yet doesn't know it.

    • He's been dead all these years so it's been completely peaceful. No dreams even. Day and night the same. Nothing to miss.

  • this guy is living in a real mind prison. he's in pain. how does someone live like this, every 7 seconds is him living in a different universe, different timeline, him waking up in strange places and he cant remember why he's there. fully forgetful of anything that happened.

  • Even with no memory he has amazing answers for all their question. Its fascinating.

  • Looks like Stephen Hawking, talks like Anthony Hopkins.

  • I love that his gift of music is instilled in him. When you think about it as a whole, he may not be able to remember every moment of everyday, but his love for music & his family, that really is everything to him & he can still retrieve those thoughts. ❤

  • Poor guy. I always had memory problems for some reason.

  • do you say amnija or amnizia , I like accents

  • Him triggering memories while he had the flu made the flu attack the triggered parts of the brain, since he was most likely concerned about the people he loved during his time with the flu

  • Something about this story is so mesmerizing

  • Knowing something and remembering something are two different worlds.

  • What would happen if he did psychedelics?

    • It's not pleasant when you've forgotten you've taken a drug. Probably an incredibly confusing experience on top of the nightmare he's already stuck in.

  • It's pretty remarkable that he manage to explain his condition even though he doesn't remember.

  • I’d rather die.

  • He’s an intelligent man, but just can’t remember. Glad that he’s in a better mood these days.

  • As utterly heart wrenching as this is, it's also fascinating. It's hard to believe that a human can live and even sort of function with no memory of anything.

  • it's so interesting how he uses the same phrases to describe what he's feeling even though, to him, he's never heard it and that was the first time he thought of it

  • Wow what a love story! His soul recognizes what moves him from within. His soul recognizes hers. Deep within he can still feel his love for her and his love for music. When he talked about the acoustics in the church you could see the recognition in his face.

  • This gives new meaning to the term living in the moment. He seems happy and obviously doesn't have much to worry about. I almost envied him

  • Not to be putting a religiously happy undertone on something so tragic and heartbreaking, but it's almost like god allowed him to live and only limited him to pure freewill as a test. A test he is passing. He is humanity in it's absolute rawest form for an adult. He can speak, eat, walk, listen, feel, smell, taste, love, hate. He can do everything. He can't remember it though. It's the ultimate universal beauty and irony. He is pure and because of this his suffering is pure. It makes me cry, but it also makes me smile. An inspiration because of loss, not gain. That's a rare gift.

  • I’m so called she found God through this I seriously am

  • He has incredibly sharp answers. The man seems like a joy to be friends with, his wit and banter are top

  • Luckily he won't remember the crew being rude by saying "luckily we're paid to be here"

  • If ghosts were real, they would probably be like this.

  • Think he is faking any part of it?

  • Sounds like a great friend. I've burned every bridge with my friends Need a friend like him

  • Ghajini in real life.

  • There is a movie MEMENTO and it's just about guy in this condition and how people use him to kill for them

  • 38:32 were on a different plane

  • I may be stupid but can we start a serious conversation of how he forgets everything about 7 seconds but knows time is passing?

  • @20:58 “DEBORAH FOR ETERNITY”

  • How does he remember how to pronounce words, or who he is, or how to make a phone call and the number to look up for her number ? It’s kinda strange to me. He keeps insisting everything is his first, but yet, he knew what it was called and the manor to which it’s used.

  • She is all he wants 😭😭😭😭😭he is happy when she is around then nothing

  • Clive Wearing: What a wonderful gift from God this man has received. While pruned of that which was soaking up all his enormous talent and energy, he was left with talent, and 7 ongoing seconds in time to maintain enough memory to make decisions and progress in the only thing that counts in heaven: Love. And what a gift for Mrs. Wearing to have God grace her directly with his presence, inherent priority, and encouragement to love her husband. It is my dear hope she realized just how much of a signal grace she received and for the sake of both of them pursued a true education in her relationship with God; the only thing that counts in our next assignment for eternity.

  • when it stated in the video as auditory hallucinations but I would like to call it his memory for music

  • Poor soul. This is heartbreaking. Also, Deborah is an absolute angel. She's put so much into a man who loves her, but is physically incapble of being able to provide her completeness. But she soldiers away because she knows that somewhere in there , the Clive that she fell in love with is still there. Thats love folks, the real thing.

  • Wonder where he got herpes from?

  • Just the guy I wanna hit up for a loan 😆 🤣 😂

  • She needed a good sausage in her oven

  • Seem like he's faking it a bit

  • This woman must be an angel from heaven, no other way to describe her.

  • Might say he always lives in the moment.

  • how dos he know wat a tv is

  • With gratitude in my heart I wanna say a very big thank you to Dr Igudia on EEpush for helping me eradicate my Type two diabetes with his herbs medication.

  • My God this has shaken me to my very core. To possess a true love of life without a consciousness of exactly why

  • What a blessing……. At least in 2021……

  • 29:56 This is the moment that really got me… you can really see how much she loves him and how much she misses him…

  • I have amnesia that isn't nearly as bad as his and my life has changed a bit because of it. Now imagine HIS

  • When my father's dementia got bad, he somehow managed to "act" normal. I would go home, he'd shake my hand and smile and say, "thanks for visiting!" But he didn't know who I was.

  • I really empathise with Clive's sister, for probably not knowing whether or not she made the right decision about his life/death at the time he was in hospital. You can see the ever-present conflict and pain in her face, as well as the reason she can’t bear visits with him. I hope she knows there’s no way she could’ve known which was worse, and she did what she felt was right at the time. Much respect and love to his sister.

  • She is beautiful

  • why do i think i have just seen my favourite movie, that is Memento, but the good one? Clive saying "First time i see a human being since i've been ill. Not diferencing day and night, not thoughts at all, not dreams at all" Amazimg

  • What was the virus that he got in the 80s? Do they ever reveal that information?. This is quite brilliant and yet quite sad 🤍, much love

  • WTH 2:17 to 3:13 that's almost 1 minute, and yet he carried on the conversation normally !

  • Please tell me this isn't real

  • Dude said when his wife comes to see him heaven has arrived and when she can’t come see him he knows no difference. Doesn’t remember she’s not there. Must kinda be bliss in a way

  • My brain 3 am : lets watch a documentary and just feel bad!

  • This is my #1 fear

  • In many ways I believe Mr Wearing to be far more conscience the the majority of people, myself included! sense just living in The Now!! ;)

  • This is so sad... Poor guy I can't imagine how terrifying that must be

  • "He was an intelectual colossus but now there's just one tiny part of him left" not gonna lie, this got me in my felings

  • I think he might not remember it where he can speak it but somehow he internalizes it when he calls her crying telling her he loves her that comes from somewhere