Friday Fun: Memory
Friday, January 27, 2017 63 Comments
I know we’ve met many times,
but what was your name again?
Let’s laugh the whole thing off
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series
Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies
What we can and cannot recall at any particular time depends on a lot of factors . . .
Unfortunately, the mechanics of human memory still remain a mystery to the science crowd.
They now know a great many more things, however, for example:
* THAT memories are not stored in one part of the brain alone – nouns, names & faces are stored in different areas (and some brains have trouble with ALL of them)
* THAT bits of memories are distributed — each time they are recalled they are reconsolidated anew
* THAT how we feel and think when we recall them changes memory’s bits and bytes — which is why eye-witness testimony is not reliable
* THAT more recent memories become tougher to recall as we age, even when we can vividly remember what happened much earlier in great detail, and
* THAT attention and focus (and sleep) are essential for effective long-term storage. If we are paying attention elsewhere, storage for recall is iffy (and when we don’t sleep, brain filing is a crapshoot) — even our own promises to our significant others
But that is ALL little consolation when they can’t help us with CRS:
that disabling “disorder” when we Can’t Remember Stuff.
Related Comic — Winter Food Storage
All is not lost
Fortunately, there are quite a few brain-based explanations and work-arounds for memory’s glitches.
Today, however, we’re going to temper our frustrations with a quick bit of humor.
How many of the situations below have you experienced in YOUR life?
Oh, and after today, Funnies post only occasionally
Reminding you of what I disclosed in last Friday’s introduction to this series, Funnies about Perspective: unlike the ongoing Sunday Smiles and Monday Funnies you’ll find on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, my Friday Funnies will show up only occasionally, usually clustered around a theme.
If I get the feeling that things have gotten a tad serious here in the world – or on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com – get ready for another hit of humor, most likely another Friday Funny.
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AND NOW for some more humor . . .
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This Friday’s theme: Memory
WTF . . .
PFC Shutdown in Response to Stress
Cognitive decline as we age?
Dangers of forgetting what DAY it is
How the brain works
NO explanation needed
Th-th-th-at’s all folks!
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Other supports for this article – on ADDandSoMuchMore.com
A Few LinkLists by Category (to articles here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com)
- The Optimal Functioning (Challenges) Series of articles
(about the Inventory & articles from each category)
- The Memory LinkList
- The Executive Functioning LinkList
Related Articles & Funnies ’round the net
- Mark Stivers on Memory
- Memory Funnies
- TONS of funnies from John Atkinson on Wrong Hands
- New Year’s Funnies from Christopher
- Memory Loss is Not Funny . . . Usually
- Memory Quotes
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