What is memory? According to Wisegeek.com, human memory consists of information patterns being stored temporarily or permanently in the interconnection patterns and synaptic weightings among neurons in the brain, also known as the gathering of information from the outside world through our senses. We all do it, although some of us remember things differently than others.
I have friends who can't tell you the name of the book they are currently reading or who wrote it. The same friends can read a book over and over again and always be surprised by the ending. I, on the other hand, remember the name of every teacher I had throughout my education. Why? I dunno. I can watch the beginning of a CSI episode and 10 minutes into it, if I've seen it once, I remember who done it. I can't reread a mystery because I always remember how it ends and yet I can walk into a room and forget why I'm there. I go to the grocery store for one specific thing and walk out without it. I think of a really kick ass storyline and by the time I get home to write it down, it's gone.
This my friends, is why my husband bought me a digital recorder. This is the coolest little gadget in the whole wide world. It records and it saves and there's no tapes. Even when it runs out of batteries, it still remembers. How cool is technology???
So how do y'all remember kick ass story lines and such? Do you write it down? What if you're driving? Inquiring minds want to know.