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Reminiscing

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Reminiscing

It’s not what it used to be.

 

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Re: Reminiscing

We have selective memories......we remember the good times of years ago.....but often forget the bad times....unless you are one of the very few who have never had a bad period in your life in the past.

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There are of course some people who have excellent memories.......they remember things that never happened

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That's the Mandela Effect.

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I have an exceptional memory, I remember anything and everything I've ever said or done in my life, I just have difficulty in recalling it. Tongue

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Re: Reminiscing

Assuming @Mav that it's not a figment of your imagination.

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Ignore this post, I forget what I was going to say....

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I was going to remove the above post but keep forgetting to do soCheesy

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Re: Reminiscing

A distant memory event will suddenly pop into my head leaving me wondering 'where the devil did that come from'.

I occasionally wonder what do we really store in our brains....everything maybe, but we only know about what we can recall.

Come the day when science can tap into our memory store and download it all.

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Perhaps some things may be better left unrecalledLips_are_sealed

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Well as I say in post 5 above, I genuinely do have an exceptional memory, and I suspect most people do. If you and a friend did something say 30 years ago, and you can’t ‘remember’ it until prompted by your friend does that not mean it was in there all along so your issue was the recalling of the memory, not its 'storage'.

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Maybe your 'storage device' has bad sectors?

Long-term memory remains intact while the ability to lay down new memory diminishes.  I can remember in great detail something that happened decades ago, but if I think I must get something from the bedroom on my way back from the bathroom, I forget until I'm back in the living room and have sat down.

It has been said that remembering isn't the brain's greatest feat, computers can do that very efficiently.  Where the brain is superior to computers is in deciding what can safely be forgotten.

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@Mav 

The Mandela Effect is actually real, or rather an alternative reality.

“I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.”

Cheshire cat Alice in Wonderland of course. Smiley


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