So I got to thinking this morning, which is both dangerous and frightening, but hear me out.
How do you guys/gals remember things? I am talking everything, like where you put stuff, people's faces, phone numbers, important dates, etcetera.
For me, I find that each of these has their own sense tied to how I remember them.
For instance, if I watch myself set my car keys down somewhere, I know exactly where they are the next time I need to find them, even if it is a week later. As long as I have that visual picture in my mind, I can remember. I am screwed if I don't though.
Also, I have a photographic memory when it comes to phone numbers, as long as I can see them writtin down. I don't have to do the writing, but I have to see it written, and then POOF, stuck there forever.
Lastly, I can remember most people by smell. Not necessarily a perfume type smell, but just something that comes off them when I meet them for longer than 2 minutes. The smell somehow translates in my head to a visual of the face it belongs to.
Do you have any strange or interesting ways that you process memory this way?