Question of the day

brain2Which is better: your short term memory or your long term memory?

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13 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Sue says:

    I don’t know!!! What does that say about my memory?!

  2. nikki says:

    I’m with Sue…I don’t know either!! Neither one is very good!!!

  3. Joy says:

    I have a pretty good long term memory and my short is okay. I mean, I don’t leave anyone when I’m supposed to pick them up at least! I do forget why I’ve gone into a room and I have been known to lose my train of thought in a simple conversation but that’s “kind” of normal. RIGHT????

  4. SanityFound says:

    I have moments when I can’t remember anything now a days, normally when I am sane I have both in equal proportions… sadly that includes my long term memory, I can remember details including faces and conversations from as young as a year and a half – it scares my family for some reason *shrug*

  5. G-Ma says:

    Joy, I think I’m a lot like you in this example. I think the memory is still okay, but I’ve sure caught myself doing strange things–usually when I’m distracted. I hate to confess that one morning when leaving the house, I turned and pointed the door lock key fob for my car at the front door and pressed the button. Then looked around to make sure no one saw me do it. lol

  6. mssc54 says:


    What was the question?

  7. Joy says:

    Exactly mssc!!!!!!

  8. Amy Hunter says:

    I have unusually good long term memory, and unusually bad short term memory. Both drive me nuts at times. At work, I have to write everything down, because two seconds later, I don’t remember what someone told me. But then I’ll remember details that person has long forgotten when the topic comes up six months later, and it mystifies me that they don’t remember.

  9. woowooteacup says:

    My long-term memory is better. The older I get, the worse my short-term memory seems to get. Like Amy, I have to write things down. I’m always making to-do lists.

  10. joanharvest says:

    My short term memory is horrible but I can remember my phone number from 45 years ago.

  11. SKL says:

    It really depends more on the subject matter than how long ago something happened. If it was important to me, I remember it in detail whether it was 35 years or 5 minutes ago. If not, I may have absolutely no recall of it regardless of how long ago. I do think that as I get older, my capacity to remember new things decreases. Like the birthdays of newer members of my family – while birthdays of less significant people I knew years ago are hardwired.

  12. javajunkee says:

    what was the question?

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