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Why do stairs confuse my cat?

My cat went down the apartment stairs but thought she was still on our floor. Why did she think that? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Apr 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Lost Deep Space Nine Commercial or Fabricated Memory?

I have a memory of Captain Picard announcing personnel transfers to Deep Space Nine at what might've been a press conference. Was it a commercial? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Memorize ALL THE THINGS

I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 16, 2012 - 32 answers

Phone to access memory card

Can I connect an external memory stick or memory card to my phone? (with an adapter) [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

I video our kids on their birthday while I ask them random questions. I am looking for more questions to ask them and record (on paper or video). Questions like "will you get married?", "What do you want to be when you grow up?", "what was the best day of your life so far?". [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Mar 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Memory loss as side effect of emotional abuse?

Is it common to forget specifics of emotional abuse? (potential triggers inside) [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Mar 22, 2012 - 19 answers

How can an adult improve memory?

I have a terrible memory. I did join luminosity to try to "regain my brain" lol. I think there might be other ways. I do read a ton but I find I sometimes even forget the characters. I have spoken to a doc and they say it isn't medical so I'm hoping to get a few suggestions? I find it is a detriment to my everyday life.
posted by femmme on Mar 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Forgotten remembrances

Help me locate an article on divorce and memory loss. [more inside]
posted by TheRoach on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I stop losing my keys and phone?

How can I stop losing my keys and phone? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 21, 2012 - 42 answers

Odyssey of Pain? Does this photo exist?

At univerisity in the 90s there was a book in the library which featured (as far as I recall) a man in a darkened room with electricity being passed through him sentried on either side by men in white coats (not an electric chair). The caption was "Odyssey of Pain". I have a feeling it was from a LIFE Magazine collection -- it suited their style -- but I was hoping someone might be able to confirm I've not been imagining it all these years.
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Getting a Macbook Air in a couple weeks and need advice on moving to the smaller hard drive, specifically relating to iTunes and iOS devices.

Getting a Macbook Air in a couple weeks and need advice on moving to the smaller hard drive, specifically relating to iTunes and iOS devices. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jan 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Memory Palace of Doom?

Memory Palace of Doom? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jan 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Mental Fitness

How do I get myself in shape mentally? If I spent my life on the couch eating junk food, you might recommend running, weight lifting, a healthy diet, or yoga to get me in shape. Well, I have spent my life drinking beers, smoking weed, and watching mind numbing television. How can I get myself in shape mentally? [more inside]
posted by kaizen on Dec 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Tests good. Works bad.

I have some RAM that is (apparently) bad. However, it passes a memory test just fine. Why? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Dec 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Wanting catharsis

When I was a a teenager, my mom would stand with her face six inches away from mine and say things to me that struck me as being absolutely dreadful. [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Dec 8, 2011 - 31 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

How did your parents make Santa real for you?

How did your parents make Santa Claus real for you? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 21, 2011 - 53 answers

How to prevent confused elder from dismantling technology components.

An elderly relative, once technically savvy, now goes into fugue states where, in his confusion, he dismantles computer and A/V setups, with no one in the household to reconnect them properly. I'm looking for a way of securing A/V and computer connections while leaving the function of the devices still accessible. The alternative so far is spending endless hours with the cable company to get them to send someone to help, or paying someone else to come by. Phone instructions are no good, and there is no one in the household who can help.
posted by oneironaut on Nov 21, 2011 - 20 answers

NEED NAME OF A BOOK

Need name of a book of fiction reviewed several months ago (NYT, WSJ or LA Times) about memory loss. A woman in her 30's wakes up (next to her husband she does not recognize) and remembers nothing about her current life.
posted by TRAVIS'MOM on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

How do you retain information from scholarly - history of facts, ideology, and economics largely - articles?

How do you retain information from scholarly - history of facts, ideology, and economics largely - articles? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Sep 5, 2011 - 18 answers

7 year old girl keeps flashing back to accident

Is there anything I can do about after effects of a (relatively non-horrendous) car accident in my 7 year old daughter. [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Sep 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Alternative to Newegg to buy 16GB RAM?

I am looking for an alternative store to Newegg that sells 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR2-800 RAM. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Stupidity or self esteem?

He says it's poor memory and stupidity. I say it's low self esteem and insecurity. How to tell? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Brain, I swear you're okay. I promise.

Why do I feel like everything that happens needs to be remembered? This is causing me a lot of anxiety and I'd very much like to stop it xD [more inside]
posted by CZMR on Aug 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Other madeleiene moments?

Do you know any examples of evocative food writing that is focused on how specific foods awaken the writer's memory or otherwise serve to connect time and history with what we eat? Think Proust's famous madeleine, or Nigel Slater's Toast: the Story of a Boy's Hunger. I am especially interested in accounts from non-white, non-American or non-European, and female authors.
posted by liketitanic on Aug 11, 2011 - 25 answers

Not Your Average Android Low Space Story?

My Nexus One keeps hitting a low space wall lately and doing everything the Internet suggests isn't helping :\ [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Aug 7, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I monitor Firefox resource use (CPU, memory) on a per-tab basis?

Can I monitor Firefox resource use (CPU, memory) on a per-tab basis? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Aug 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Sci-Fi movie title memory-fu failure

Help me remember a dimly remembered childhood sci-fi flick from the '50's or 60's... [more inside]
posted by royboy on Jul 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Don't Wanna Be a YouTube Idiot

How do these YouTubers do it? Please help me upload videos that won't take forever. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 26, 2011 - 26 answers

Why is the maximum storage on an iPad only 64GB?

OK, Batman, riddle me this: If an iPad the size of a writing tablet can hold up to 64GB of stuff and my iPod Classic that fits in the palm of my hand can hold up to 160GB of stuff, why can't an iPad hold up to 160GB or more of stuff? [more inside]
posted by skitchen on Jun 13, 2011 - 19 answers

But you just said it!

Why do I seem to forget information as soon as I use it? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jun 13, 2011 - 5 answers

What is the best tool to use as an aid to recalling and organizing memories?

According to the answers to this AskMe, there are a lot of us geezers who get fuzzy on our pasts as our pasts get longer. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on May 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Do you have a sense of structure to your memories?

I seem to be losing the time structure of my memories. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName on May 9, 2011 - 31 answers

Computer memory

Please melp me identify these computer memory chips. I have about 500 sticks, my question is are they worth anything. What kind of computer are they made for. http://www.flickr.com/photos/19083462@N03/5677672839 http://www.flickr.com/photos/19083462@N03/5677672437 Thanks
posted by Noodles on May 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Why is entropy necessary for there to be memory?

In the From Eternity to Here episode of the Science Talk podcast, Sean Carroll says that without entropy there could be no memory. Could you provide an explanation of why that is to somebody who's very much a layperson when it comes to thermodynamics? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Why is my memory failing me at such a young age?

Why is my memory failing me at such a young age? [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Apr 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Psychologists who research GLBTQ families?

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]
posted by besonders on Apr 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Can't think of the word like 'idiot'.

Historical meaning of synonym for 'idiot', which I can't remember? [more inside]
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Apr 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Thank you for making my MBP faster

What's an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who will be upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Apr 3, 2011 - 18 answers

How long does Flash Data last (if drive is only used once)

How long will data stored on a USB Flash drive last, if the drive is put away in storage? [more inside]
posted by bagadonuts on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Learning to use the Memory Palace technique

Can mefites please recommend a good book or other resource on the Memory Palace technique? Older is fine--if there is some seminal tome about this particular memory technique, I'd love to know about it!
posted by maize on Mar 20, 2011 - 7 answers

I appreciate the irony of not being able to remember an article about memory...

I'm trying to find an article that I remember skimming but never fully read - it was about studying techniques, and in particular I remember that it recommended studying in different physical locations, since your brain tended to treat the information as "new" when you read it again from a different place. [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Mar 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How to fix memory management bluescreens.

How do I identify exactly what my memory error bluescreen in Win Vista is. [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Mar 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Is a bigger xbox really necessary?

Thinking about getting an xBox 360 with Kinect. Is the larger size really worth $100? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Mar 3, 2011 - 13 answers

How to REALLY read a book?

I am about to embark on a massive technical book reading escapade. Please share your information retention methods. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

I saw someone famous from the 70's when I looked at my friend's photo.

What actress or famous person from the 60's/70's does my friend resemble? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Feb 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you make my brain my screenshot?

I'm diagramming the history of visual arts in my city. I need a "database" -- I use the term loosely -- to help me keep the connections straight. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Feb 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Do you know this song?

Song lyrics filter: help me remember this song from my childhood! "The sun is up, the sun is shining bright, it fades away the moon and the stars of night." Then something about birds and butterflies? Google failed me. Can you tell me how the song goes on?
posted by phisbe on Feb 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Why would one of my RAM bays be okay with a 512MB stick but not a 2GB?

I got some new RAM for my Macbook, but it's causing some really weird freezing issues. [more inside]
posted by jenmess on Feb 11, 2011 - 10 answers

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