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Just at the tip of my tongue

Tip of the tongue phenomenon (TOT) is a memory deficit where a person is certain they know the piece of information, answer, name etc. but just can't recall it at the moment. There are two main explanations for it: direct-access view and inferential view.

The former can happen when the memory of the information isn't strong enough itself, but there is still a memory signal that you have come across the information at some point. It just hasn't been actually committed to your memory. 

Another thing I forgot

Well, by some twisted turn of fate, just when I wrote about forgetting things today I managed to forgot my laptop at home. I remember checking all the things when I was heading out from home: glasses, keys, phone etc. except the laptop. Now  it's there and I'm here, wondering what to do.

Sure, in a normal day, I could just head back home and do the rest of the day from there. But today  I'm heading to Ropecon after work. So not much point in all the way back home and then coming back again.

All the things I have forgotten

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I like to read and learn new things. So much that I just can't remember all of it. And even that little which I do probably replaces something I previously used to know.

Except, as I have read,  that's not how our memory works. All the things are still mostly there. They remain in our heads indefinitely, at least almost. It's just that while the amount of information grows some of it becomes less relevant and is therefore buried beneath the more important information.

I'm pretty sure I wrote about it already

I was about to post a reply to a post today including a link to my own post had written earlier. Or so I thought.

When I tried to find that post couldn't. There is a chance it's still there somewhere among all the rest. I didn't go through all of them as there are so many. It might also be so that I used some clever title that wasn't apparent to catch the topic quickly skimming through the list of titles have written.

I should probably invest some time implementing better search for my blog and/or go back and add some tags to all those older posts.

Back on schedule

It's been only two weeks, but it seems I have already forgotten my normal schedule. At least partially.

Even after not having to wake up to the clock I haven't slept too long on most of the mornings, as usual. But I haven't woken up too early either. No 6 am jumps out of bed. Despite, today I was up five minutes before the alarm.