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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:37 pm 
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Why is it that I can't remember what I did at work a few days ago, or what Mrs Muz told me earlier maybe.
But when I put on some music I haven't heard for years,maybe decades, I know the words , and sing along happily? :?

Anyone else?

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:43 pm 
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Perfectly normal, same here! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:44 pm 
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Often we forget what we're not that interested in - such as work and possibly even what you're wife has said to you( we're you listening?!)
Music / smells etc can stick in your head a lot longer because you've heard the song more than once , smelt things a few times and associate. Them with other things including emotions.
Memory will often be crap if you haven't had enough sleep, your'e under stress etc...
My other half is a clin psychologist and I'm an occupational therapist and my mum recently passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's so memory is on my mind a lot these days!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:52 pm 
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oldmuthariley wrote:
Often we forget what we're not that interested in - such as work and possibly even what you're wife has said to you( we're you listening?!)
Music / smells etc can stick in your head a lot longer because you've heard the song more than once , smelt things a few times and associate. Them with other things including emotions.
Memory will often be crap if you haven't had enough sleep, your'e under stress etc...
My other half is a clin psychologist and I'm an occupational therapist and my mum recently passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's so memory is on my mind a lot these days!



My sincere condolences to you :(

Thanks for the insight, from the inside, so to speak.

I don't get enough sleep I suppose. Although I did nod off after a hot bike ride today!

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:59 pm 
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Misty water coloured memories..........

I have to remember I'm not invincible any more.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:02 pm 
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Thanks - sorry didn't mean to derail the thread!
Power naps and snoozes are one of the best things ever in my books 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Isn't setting words to music a good way to remember things, I mean isn't it the rhythm or something? So it makes sense that we remember songs, plus as said above, you'll have heard a favourite several times over, so bound to know it off by heart....

And short term/long term memory, we filter out what we don't need, surely? And we wouldn't want to forget the words to a decent tune... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:08 pm 
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That's ok , it is relevent to this subject too.

I often have a nap during my lorry tacho break

The History Man wrote:
Misty water coloured memories..........

I have to remember I'm not invincible any more.


I'm constantly reminded of that, big fella

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:26 am 
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Why is it that I can't remember what I did at work a few days ago, or what Mrs Muz told me earlier maybe.
But when I put on some music I haven't heard for years,maybe decades, I know the words , and sing along happily? :?

Anyone else?

Mike


Yip, same here :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:16 am 
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What was the question again?

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Oh, yeah, me too.

A good tip is to remember things as if it were a story, somehow your brain can relate bits of information if they have a common connection, I guess music if a bit like storytelling.


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