I basically remember important things and small details too, I can remember things that happened when I was 5, like me getting a NES and still remember what games I had for it, Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.
I typically only remember the grand scheme of things. For instance, I can walk into a room, spend, say, a minute or so looking around, and remember everything that was in the room along with their colors. What I can't remember is their location in that particular room. For this reason, I am terrible with directions; if I need to remember where a place is, I need a map. Eventually, repetition will do its thing and I'll be able to find my way there from memory.
As for people and names and whatnot, it varies. For some people, I can remember their face but not their names, and for some it's the other way around. What I can remember one-hundred percent of the time, though, is the sound of their voice. I'm able to memorize sounds (mainly speech, though other sounds can be memorized as well) very easily. This most likely stems from playing music and from being an auditory learner. If I hear it, I've got it.
I have not changed my signature in going on two years now.
I cannot remember names to save my life. If I were to be put in front of the class of any of my classes and told to name everyone, I would only get a few of them. Some of them its purely because I have been in the same class for years. But yeah, names I can't do.
Faces, I can remember them. I may not beable to call you by your name, but I will remember your face.
Time is another thing that easily slips my memory easily. I can tell you what I did last week, but not what day. Hell I might be hard pressed to tell you if it happened during day or night. Time just seems to blend for me and blurr.
This was a huge problem during the summer a couple years ago. I would stay up well until dawn, go to bed, and wake up at 3 PM. Days just disapeared.
I can remember faces and places very well, but attaching names to either of these? I find that difficult. Once I do make the association though, I won't forget it. I could probably name almost everybody from my second primary school if I saw their faces now, but only those who were in the same year level as me. I can remember almost everywhere I've been, as long as I've been there at least twice. (And unlike Puck, I'll remember colors pretty easily too.)
Oh, and something a bit random (and yet still related to my brain): I'm right-handed, and yet occasionally have a better sense of balance when holding things in my left hand.
i have a pretty limited memory. i forget very easily and almost always forget names. and event can occur and i'll only be able to sum it up, unlike my wife who can remember every detail.
i'm typically a concrete thinker. my brain is great at logic, give it a problem and it can solve it, but give it something abstract and it fizzles. for example in english class in highschool, i wrote excellent essays, but when we had to interpret poetry, i sucked horribly at it.
I have a fantastic memory for numbers, but not names. For instance, the speed of light in a vacuum is 2.99792458 x 10^8 metres per second (and no, I did not look that up), but the name of someone I met just last week? No idea.
My memory is truy pathetic. On several occasions i've forgotten where something was, only to find it in my ahnd But i can remember significant things, or thing sfrom a few years ago, but i have Goldfish memory :/ I remmber faces and names fairly well, but occasionaly get them confused. The ay my mind works in puzzles and suchlike is logically. Whilst playing OOT, my borther si looking around trying to solve a difficult puzzle, see he thinkks everything is always going to be complicated, so i point out something obvious, but i just think it's logic. It almost always works
Originally Posted by Buu
Also it's nice to be able to enter my bathroom without the toilet looking like; "FEED ME, HUMAN. "
Originally Posted by José Carioca
So are we in the downfall timeline of ZU now? like a "what-if" scenario for if things went differently after november 2012?
I think my memory is better than most people. I usually remember random things the happen in my life that other people don't remember. I'm also very good with names and last names . I remember faces too, but not as good.
Well, as Brokenjoker said in her first post, some people suffer having memory like a goldfish. Thats me aswell.
My brain also tries to rationalize and understand everything. From something such as my wii remote, to my new HD tv. (I gutted both of them, but i learned alot about how they function.) This is most likely why i am so good at math, and very bad at somthing such as english.
My short term memeory isn't the greatsets(I alwlays have a hard time memorizing the numbers on Brain Age 2) However, my long term memory is really good. I can remeber things I did when I was three years old and sometimes I remeber many events and things which are insignifigant.
If I want to commit something to memory I'll memorize it. Likewise, I can't forget things that I want to forget (most likely because it will come into my mind too much). Once, I think, someone told something to me on the phone. I tried to convince myself it was a dream, and, surprisingly, I can't remember whether it really happened.
I will also remember small details about people. I'll remember their favorite food and birthday, but not their last name. I remember things that happened when I was paying attention to nothing else at the time, or that I want to remember. I can remember when the 2nd trombones havehe 3rd of the chord in part C of Dona Nobis Pacem, but I can't remember where I put my copy of the music. Sometimes my brain just grabs onto random facts and details, but if I'm doing something that I don't have a particular interest in, I won't remember it.
Originally Posted by Khao
it's especially annoying when it ends up making one of the fingers on my feet bleed,
Originally Posted by Party Rock
I'm not particularly sure about the disadvantages of "causing fertility" in anything.
I'm constantly thinking, and my mind is quick to find faults/weaknesses in objects and people, but also quick to recognize strong points and the like. Constantly linking things together, getting from the original thought of my mattress or something to a good book I read years ago. I guess from doing Speech & Debate for a while now, my mind is trained to question and automatically come up with an antithesis or argument for whatever statement someone proposes. And I can memorize things with ease (18 and a half minute speeches, quotes, statistics, etc.). But for things such as math tests I'll be second-guessing myself when it comes to formulas and postulates ("It's x1 minues x2, no... it's plus, wait I think it's minus...").
I have a pretty good memory, I remember conversations and scenes from first grade and preschool and I never need to write down the homework. But that doesn't mean that I don't plead ignorance when I purposefully neglect something for my own reasons.
Like most people, my thoughts are constantly plagued with "what ifs", and sometimes when I recall some of the ifs, I'm a bit disgusted with myself. But no person is a hero in their own mind.