posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 09:22 AM
My memory is weird.
I can remember pages from a book in high school page by page by closing my eyes. I remember taking tests in highschool and even college, i would just
look at the question close my eyes and turn the pages of the book and find the answer. I never really read the books, just took "screen shots of the
pages" and stored them in my memory. I could not read the pages, because i have a problem with word order with in the sentence, and sentence
structure within the paragraphs. I can still do this some what today but at less extent.
The memory portion of my mind that keeps track of location and directions is very fascinating. My freinds and I would try to get me lost. We would get
in a car, I would put a blind fold on and my freind would change the speed, direction of the car, and go out into the middle of nowhere. After about
30min drive he would stop the car, on some back road surround by corn feilds. I would then take the blind fold off and retrace the cars journey back
to where we started. This did not work 100% of the time but roughly around 80% i could do this.
The problem I have with my memory is I do not remember names. If I don't work with a person on a regular basis, or lost contact with the person, in
as little as a week I forget them. I can see their face, but have no idea why i know them, or who they are.
I only remember bits and pieces of my child hood from 10years old back. I always just say it was because of the car that hit me when I was 9. My
cousins would start talking about something we did when we were kids, I have no clue what they are talking about. I have to just have faith they are
telling the truth.
But yeah as of late, my memory has been going crazy. I been having a hard time remembering anything. My wife asks me all the time if I did some chore
or task she asked me to do, I stare at her confused, not even remembering she asked me to do it. At work if i don't write stuff down, and make notes,
I will just forget and start working on some other tasks. It does get really annoying. Personally i have had a lot of head trama, at least 5
concussions in my life. But the last one was over 15 years ago.
I think most people now are having memory issues, becasue everything is remembered for us. I use my cell to hold all my numbers, email address, home
address, facebook and outlook tells me when someones birthday is. If i need to know some information I google it. I don't have to remember anything
becasue its all electronic now.