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Wouldn't it be miserable to relive the same experiences over and over again?
Popular movies like Groundhog Day have explored this memory phenomenon, but in a new case report, this was the reality for one man.
Researchers found that he had a rare condition that caused him to think he was experiencing the same shows, movies, and books repeatedly.
The unnamed man, who was in his 80s, believed that his eBook reader was malfunctioning and giving him the same pages to read over and over again.
When he contacted the manufacturer, he was assured that everything was working normally, according to the report in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
A retired man in his 80s thought his Kindle was malfunctioning and giving him the same pages to read over and over again. He was actually suffering from déjà vécu, the persistent false feeling that events are happening repeatedly
MRI scans of the patient's brain showed signs of Alzheimer's disease
He also asked a technician to fix his television because he thought it was playing the same news repeatedly.
'Every day is a repeat of the day before...Every [television] session is identical,' the patient said.