Photographic memories

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Is your memory photographic?

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Postby Creative » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:32 pm

No, i haven't got one. What happens to me is that practically every morning I have conversatios from the past going round in my head. This happens at other times of the day too. I can be in a shop, for example and suddenly I will remember a phrase someone said to me in the past. It is almost as though I am back there again. Does anyone else have this? I would be interested to know. It could just be strss related as it is worse when I am stressed, but sometimes it seems to happen for no apparent reason. I find this very annoying particularly in the morning.
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Postby parnassus » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:54 pm

Yes, I have this, but I can usually recall conversations at will. Perhaps the memory was triggered by something that was present when you had the conversation - a smell, or a glimpse of a certain colour?
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Postby GirlInTheGraniteCity » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:00 pm

If I see someone's school timetable, I can remember it pretty quickly. I also remember things from tv very well, in what characters say and how they say it. Kind of like that.

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Postby david456 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:29 pm

Not with books do I have a photographic memeory, but buildings and car number plates. I probably couldn't tell you how to get to somewhere having been there once, but I could tell you what it looked like and what it is like inside.
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Postby eDan » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:13 am

I've still to quite fathom quite what my brain remembers and what it doesn't. I do tend to recall some images and music lyrics from donkeys years ago, and I think I do have more or a pictoral memory than one for names or numbers. In any case I've taken up photography to remember what my brain misses out!
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Postby pinkparrot » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:57 pm

I still can't figure out my memory. I'll think on it.
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Postby parnassus » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:10 pm

I don't think your memory is photographic, pp, as you have said you have difficulty remembering things that happened long ago as well as events in the recent past. A photographic memory is pretty noticeable, and it's more than being above average.

I don't want to frighten you unduly, but have you ever had an MRI scan taken of your brain? It is quite unusual for a dyspraxic person to have long-term memory difficulties, and any significant problem in that area may have some other cause. I think you should get it checked out - or do you forget things (i.e. the contents of films and books) because you have trouble paying attention when you're in the midst of them?
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Postby pinkparrot » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:39 pm

I know I definitely don't have a photographic memory. I don't remember anywhere near enough of anything for that!

My memory of the recent past, I think has significantly improved as I'm doing sensory integration therapy.

I seem to be learning to read again. When I was younger I could read really well, but now I have noticed that I can have my eyes moving along the paragraphs but I wouldn't be assimilating the information. I come back to my senses and realise I haven't taken the information in, and reread it. I'm trying to slow down my reading, in order to take the information in, but as I do my mind wanders, a song/thought/random sentence floats into my head, so it makes it hard to think through that. This doesn't happen all the time and I have noticed this since I started sensory integration therapy.
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Postby Danni » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:34 pm

My long term memory is quite good, except when I'm asked about something upsetting. I seem to be actively blocking them out.

I don't think my memory is photographic, because I can't see things, but if I read things once I can normally remember most of it the next day. It not the pages that I remember though, it's the actual words. I'll remember the stuff, just not where I got it from!
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