What is the technical term for this type of recall? A student (possibly with ADD) plays a puzzle game while listening to a class (there's no relationship between the puzzle game and the content of the class). Later, while relaxing at home, he plays the game again and by doing that recalls the content of the class.
He says it's poor memory and stupidity. I say it's low self esteem and insecurity. How to tell? [more inside]
I'm a history student, tossing around a project about the construction of collective memories in the GLBTQ community. I am wondering what psychologists might have to say about this topic. [more inside]
What is it called when you remember forever where/whatever you were doing when you first heard of a world-changing event?
What's the term for a never-to-be-forgotten memory of an important event (e.g., when the space shuttle Challenger exploded), when you remember when/where/what you were doing when you heard of the event? [more inside]
My mother remembers events incorrectly, but is convinced this was how it happened. Is there a term for this? What can it be a symptom of? Is it common? Is it psychological, neurological, sth-else-ical? [more inside]
What do you call co-opting other people's memories, accounts, and stories for your own memories in a deja vu-like moment? [more inside]
What's wrong with my temporary memory? How can I fix it? [more inside]
For some research I'm doing (in order to help actors), I'd like to know what science exists about moving data from (human) temporary memory to (human) permanent memory. [more inside]