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DailyDirt: What Do You Remember?

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Everybody at one time or another wishes they had a better memory. There are some techniques and memory exercises to help improve the way people memorize lists, but some things are just more memorable than others. Some research is starting to delve into why we remember some things but not others, and here are just a few interesting links that you might want to write down. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 15th, 2012 @ 5:37pm

    photographic memories?

    Do some people really have photographic memories?

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 5:43pm

    Not surprisingly, the most popular catchphrases have unusual combinations of words and often express some pearls of wisdom. "Do. Or Do not. There is no try."

    "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

     

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    Demoliri (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 6:38pm

    Re: photographic memories?

    Theres never been a true case of eidetic memory, but some people have got pretty close, like Stephen Wiltshire or Kim Peek.

     

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    scichotic (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 6:58pm

    Re: photographic memories?

    It's called Eidetic memory, and it's not limited to imagery.

    I have it to some degree, and it's strange to me to think that other people may not have the same type of memory that I do.

    I've never actually questioned anyone about how they remember things, though, and I've only become aware of the fact that I have it in the last few years, as I never really cared enough to think about it.

    I am sure I have it, though, so I have no doubt others have it.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 7:35pm

    Re:

    The Chinese translation of Revenge of the Sith... translated back into English is pretty memorable, too.

    Darth Vader's first line: "Do not want."
    http://winterson.com/2009/01/episode-iii-backstroke-of-west-redux.html

     

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    orbitalinsertion (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 8:32pm

    Re: Re:

    Now there is a pearl of wisdom. Unlike "There is no try."

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), May 15th, 2012 @ 8:41pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Sure beats Anakin's pickup lines like "your arm is totally not coarse like sand!" :D

     

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    Pixelation, May 15th, 2012 @ 10:15pm

    "All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die."

    Or

    "Fuck the bonus!"

     

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    Pixelation, May 15th, 2012 @ 10:17pm

    Almost forgot

    "Come back here, I'll bite your knee caps off!"

     

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    Richard (profile), May 16th, 2012 @ 1:29am

    Re:

    Not surprisingly, the most popular catchphrases have unusual combinations of words and often express some pearls of wisdom. "Do. Or Do not. There is no try."


    Also interesting are those lines that are traditionally misremembered - eg "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well", "the pound in your pocket" etc...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2012 @ 6:23pm

    Forgot? I must now remind you.

    Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock!

     

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