I also have this problem to an extent but that person is not someone whom I consider as a friend, and I don't find them important to me. They can be hanging around me every day, but their name always slips my mind. Do you feel bad when this happens? Like how they remember your name, but you don't remember theirs? However, I remember all the details about people who are important to me even if they only mentioned something once.For instance, I'm horrible with names and could hang out with you every day for a year and still refer to you as what's his face while considering you one of my best friends. I just don't often find it important to identify people with their name's in my mind and this includes my own.
What do you mean by this? Can you provide an example?But long term it depends on how interesting/relevant the information is, and then it ranges from deadly accurate to non-existent. A lot of it for me is related to my Si, so to sensory information, that are not necessarily related, in the eyes of other people.
By recreating the mood, do you mean you use your emotions in the moment in attempts to access your memories?I don't usually make a conscious effort to remember things, but when I do, I try to recreate the mood in my head, and stuff like that. Kind of like reenacting the scenes.
I'm assuming by "this" you refer to the sensory information part. Here's an example.What do you mean by this? Can you provide an example?
Not the emotions, but the sensory information. If I lose something, or forget what I wanted to say, for example, I try to recreate what I was doing/what I was thinking about, up until the moment I lost that something/forgot that thought. I go back to where I was sitting/standing, and recreate a mental picture of what happened.By recreating the mood, do you mean you use your emotions in the moment in attempts to access your memories?
That is all very interesting. I don't seem to relying on sensory information to remember things, at least not to the point of using all 5 senses, so thank you for explaining it to me.I'm assuming by "this" you refer to the sensory information part. Here's an example.
Are you referring to a specific episode of Sherlock Holmes, where he used that technique?I wish I could kick myself so I would try and build a mind palace to improve my short term memory because it really sucks.
Yeah, I think my memory process is very similar to yours. :happy: I still can't figure out why it decides to remember certain parts and why it doesn't for some other parts, though.I haven't examined why, but my memory varies depending on the situation. My mother had an incredible memory, but my dad's is horrible, or at least very selective.
My short term memory is fairly good, though as I age, I can sometimes forget to take something with me when I leave the apartment. If I'm writing and get distracted by another idea, I can forget another sentence I wanted to add just minutes before.
Long term memory:
I can usually remember the names and faces of people I've met in person, even if it's only once years ago.
I can remember people's food preferences, allergies etc., especially friends and relatives, but even if it's someone removed a couple of degrees from me. This usually surprises people. For instance my best friend was recounting a story about a kid's birthday party and started talking about a family feud over how his step-sister-in-law made peanut-butter treats for the kids. I immediately said "that's stupid, what about Meaghan?" (who has a peanut allergy). She's the daughter of another of his in-laws. I've only met the kid once. He said "Exactly! Hell if you can remember that, why couldn't she?" (talking about the step-sister).
I can recall facts and trivia from long ago, when they fit the context of a conversation, like details of a client's product line or exact quotes from Seinfeld. I can vividly recall some parts of my childhood, like the layout and details of an old house of a relative I visited. When I'm doing certain tasks, it will trigger memories of what people said to me when I was performing that task before, even years later.
However, if I'm talking to someone, or writing something and have to mention a name of a famous person like an actor or musician, my mind goes blank, and the more I try to remember the further it gets away. I try to remember the name of the movie or song or another actor that played with them, but then that goes "poof" as well and I have to resort to a "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" sort of thing or recount trivial details related to the plot or the lyric to try and build my way back.
I can remember things in my possession, or that were once in my possession that I can swear I still have. I can see it and I'm pretty confident of where it is as I'm quite organized, but unlike the alarm clock and payment card example above, I can start tearing the place apart looking for it, not realizing I probably got rid of it years ago.
And as far as theories and ideas, I often find myself rehashing ideas as if they're new revelations, only to later find that I'd written journal entries about it long ago.
Me completely.It depends a lot on how interesting/relevant it is. My short term memory is usually really freaking bad, this could be due to attention problems.
But long term it depends on how interesting/relevant the information is, and then it ranges from deadly accurate to non-existent. A lot of it for me is related to my Si, so to sensory information, that are not necessarily related, in the eyes of other people.
I don't usually make a conscious effort to remember things, but when I do, I try to recreate the mood in my head, and stuff like that. Kind of like reenacting the scenes.