A long time ago, I figured out how to commit memories to long term memory intentionally. It’s largely visualization. I know exactly what this means:
One. To blue one of two. Right. Top. Me.
Looks like insane gibberish. It’s not gibberish, at least. The above example makes sense if you understand the shorthand.
“One” is my phone. I only have one of them. Its one way to get in touch with me. So, “one.”
“To blue one of two” is the app icons for Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is the first of two blue icons.
Go to the “right” and to the “top.”
Pick the photo that is “me.”
“One. To blue one of two. Right. Top. Me.”
↑↑↑ This is an example of what the visual address of my Facebook profile in my head might look like. It’s not words. It’s the visualization of those words compacted into a basement-like series of hallways in my mind.
I can store whatever I want. If I need to recall something, sometimes it takes me a minute. I have to “find” it. There is an incredibly complicated filing system. It amounts to giving the memory it’s own address of sorts. It has to do with what made it unique or different. I might have had breakfast in the evening. Or I had breakfast in the morning, but I slept really well the night before.
I can’t get rid of a memory. I can wear it out by replaying it over and over. I can just not-save it in the first place, too. The process is far from perfect. Emotions play a part. Instinct plays a part. Being tired.
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