posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:04 PM
I began a conversation with someone the other day about "Thinking", photographic memories and dreaming. This conversation sparked some very curious
I have always assumed that we all thought the same way, or remembered things the same way, but I have found that not everyone "see"s their
Think of the number 3 (THREE).
Did you "see" the number three, a picture of a number three, a spelling of the number three, or nothing at all?
When I think of the number 3, I see an actual number in my head as if it were on a projection screen. I can rotate this 3, while I am thinking of it,
change it's color, change it's style, etc... The same with words.
Think of the word "Garden". What did you "see", If you saw anything at all?
I can see the word printed out in my head, and again I can "see" any changes in my head. I can also imagine a picture of a garden.
The person with whom I started this conversation with, does not "see" anything in their head, at all. When asked the same questions above, they
replied, "I know what the number three looks like, I just can't see anything in my head."
As the conversation continued, they elaborated with "If I close my eyes, sometimes I can see blurry images, but if I get distracted or open my eyes,
they are gone."
I thought maybe they didn't understand what I meant by "See"ing in their head, so I tried a different technique, by using the word "imagine". I
asked them to "imagine" a sign (that we were passing) to fall over in their head, could they "imagine" that? The answer was know, they know what a
sign falling over looks like, but could not imagine it, or "see" it in their head. At this point, we realized we "thought" differently.
I have a bit of a photographic memory, and can almost always find lost objects by recalling a "memory" of what the room last looked liked.
While the person I was talking to, found lost things by guessing where the last place was, and going to check if it is there. (I believe they may use
an automated memory from the body for locating items.)
We then got on the subject of dreaming. When I dream, I "hear" the people in my dream as well as "see" them, as if I were "watching" and
"listening" to a full color, surround sound movie.
The other party agreed to being able to "see" their dreams, WHEN they dreamed. They did not dream very often and they can not recall them easily.
Their dreams are also "grayish".
I would love to read about how you "see", "think" and dream? Is it similar to the way I (or the other party) see, think and dream?
Or, do you have a different way completely?