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Just put on Imagination Avenue on iTunes...and came in on the middle of a song. I listened to a few bars and thought, "Wow, that looks familiar...what IS that?" It took about 10 seconds (which really is a long time) for me to realize it was the Superman soundtrack.

Keep in mind I know the entire score forwards and backwards and forwards again...so for me to even take more than an INSTANT to identify it is shocking. Why is it that our brains cramp up with things that we KNOW...people's names...dates...songs? It's so WEIRD.

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alexfiles
Jan. 13th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
You have inadvertently accessed the cognitive psych-trained portion of my brain, so I must inflict it on you now ;-)

The best analogy I've come up with is to think of the associations and connections in your brain as being similar to the internet; if you're doing something or thinking something that's more than a link or two away from the page holding the relevant data (in this case, the Superman score) your brain "cramps". Too many required clicks with too few direct associations makes the data virtually inaccessible. This is my hypothesis for how repressed memories work; they're there, they're just separated by a lot of clicks that make accessing them unlikely.
rohantc
Jan. 13th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
You are gettng old.


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