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originally posted by: Gryphon66
Here's another resource for anyone experiencing these kinds of things that wants to find a logical basis for the occurrences:
Forgetfulness — 7 types of normal memory problems - Harvard Medical Publications, Harvard Medical School
This is the tendency to forget facts or events over time. You are most likely to forget information soon after you learn it.
This type of forgetting occurs when you don’t pay close enough attention. You forget where you just put your pen because you didn’t focus on where you put it in the first place. You were thinking of something else (or, perhaps, nothing in particular), so your brain didn’t encode the information securely.
Someone asks you a question and the answer is right on the tip of your tongue — you know that you know it, but you just can’t think of it. This is perhaps the most familiar example of blocking, the temporary inability to retrieve a memory. In many cases, the barrier is a memory similar to the one you’re looking for, and you retrieve the wrong one.
Misattribution occurs when you remember something accurately in part, but misattribute some detail, like the time, place, or person involved. Another kind of misattribution occurs when you believe a thought you had was totally original when, in fact, it came from something you had previously read or heard but had forgotten about.
Suggestibility is the vulnerability of your memory to the power of suggestion — information that you learn about an occurrence after the fact becomes incorporated into your memory of the incident, even though you did not experience these details.
Even the sharpest memory isn’t a flawless snapshot of reality. In your memory, your perceptions are filtered by your personal biases — experiences, beliefs, prior knowledge, and even your mood at the moment. Your biases affect your perceptions and experiences when they’re being encoded in your brain. And when you retrieve a memory, your mood and other biases at that moment can influence what information you actually recall.
Most people worry about forgetting things. But in some cases people are tormented by memories they wish they could forget, but can’t. The persistence of memories of traumatic events, negative feelings, and ongoing fears is another form of memory problem. Some of these memories accurately reflect horrifying events, while others may be negative distortions of reality. People suffering from depression are particularly prone to having persistent, disturbing memories. So are people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can result from many different forms of traumatic exposure — for example, sexual abuse or wartime experiences. Flashbacks, which are persistent, intrusive memories of the traumatic event, are a core feature of PTSD.
All of these are normal, all of us experience them, and none of them should make anyone feel alone, or isolated.
We're all just human, after all.
originally posted by: tigertatzen
originally posted by: IQPREREQUISITE
originally posted by: carewemust
What is the most recent wide-spread "Mandela Effect" event? It seems that most of those cited in this thread occurred in the last century...before 2000. I haven't read all 60 pages pf this thread though.
I would have to agree...haven't heard any "recent" ME phenomenon.
Yes you have. I myself cited both the Prince lyrics and Andrew Zimmerman. Both of those were recent. And the Depends changed recently too. A few weeks ago, in fact.
I actually made a joke about it, that they must have thought taking the 'S' off would make the name look classier. My husband was there. We were at Walmart, a rare occurrence, buying blankets for rescue dogs. We were also buying mattress pads and they were right next to the adult diapers.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: IQPREREQUISITE
imjack was sharing their understanding of how actual time travel works.
On one element, it reminded me of the writings of Aleister Crowley.
originally posted by: OveRcuRrEnteD
While sitting up here on the fence I decided to climb down for a little while, stretch my legs and look into how current science may be able to explain this without it being a memory issue. Please keep in mind that I am speculating here..a little wildly i suppose but whatever...
The time travel aspect to me seems like the most likely, but that could be my own bias due to too many science fiction novels in my younger days. The theoretical science is there such as traveling through black holes or riding the gravity of cosmic strings but alas...not one shred of evidence that any of those ideas would work and of course there's the whole problem of building spaceships and such and I sure don't remember that happening..umm...it didn't, right? So, unless there is some sort of secret technology that could do it here on earth, I guess I'll move on.
Next I started looking for parallel universes and it seems that science has been looking for them too...
The Case for Parallel Universes ..and may have found proof that they exist. Granted, it's not 100 percent proof but it is still well within the realm of being possible. Considering that Quantum weirdness passes the atomic walk test and there are no more loopholes in Bell's Inequailty Test, the idea that data may move not only at a "spooky distance" but also between universes is not really that far-fetched. Is it? Or maybe instead of data it's consciousness that gets juxtaposed when universes bump and our counterparts in the other universe are just as confused as some here are. or maybe they just chalk it up to bad memory and move on. How would we even know the difference except for those errant memories?
Ok, going back up on the fence where I feel safe