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Old 11-23-2015, 11:10 AM   #21
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It happens to me all the time. Watching an old movie I like is refreshing b/c of this reason. DW is much better at it. She remembers more of the plot, scenes, etc..

Am currently watching the original Star Trek series which I watched it many times before. There are few episodes which take me a while to remember I watched it before.

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Old 11-23-2015, 11:43 AM   #22
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I think it's a normal brain function to discard a lot of information that we don't use every day. It might be overwhelming to remember everything, like the man in the article below. His condition even has a name: hyperthymestia.

The memory man who can remember everything - Telegraph

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Here's an interesting article on how memory works.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #23
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To the OP: thank you for starting this thread!

To everyone who posted: thank you for reassuring me that I am not alone in this inability to recall entire books and/or movie plots! I guess it's not early alzheimer's after all. It's just being (almost) 60.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:35 PM   #24
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Just happened to me tonight. Told the wife I wanted to take her to the local theater pub tomorrow to see The Intern. She told me to watch the trailer. Oops we saw it about a month ago. Okay movie be the way.
While I was typing this I had to go back to my browser memory to find the name of said movie. Is that strike two?

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