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How old were you when your oldest memories were created?
3 yrs old or younger
76%
 76%  [ 103 ]
4 yrs old
14%
 14%  [ 19 ]
5 yrs old
5%
 5%  [ 7 ]
6 yrs old
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
7 yrs old
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
8 yrs old
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
9 yrs old
2%
 2%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 135

krex
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why? What are "normal" people like ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krex wrote:
Why? What are "normal" people like ?

I think she said most normal people can't remember before 6
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually remember a lot of things. I remember going to my Aunt Ethel's up in San Fransisco, and I remember that it was foggy, wet, and rainy that day. I also remember the house; it was small, looking over a hill. I also remember going to mass with her, and then we went for breakfast after that- all this happend when I was 3.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: % Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 yo
I remember when my mother was pregnant, waiting for my sister, that is very clear in my memories. Our talks about the upcoming baby and everything. When my sister was born (may) I had 3 yo (march).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be able to remember 2 seconds ago. And that is just a maybe. Who am I again? What just happened? I don't remember much of my childhood at all. The earliest memory is maybe when I was 12 or 13. I am 25 now, how ancient. My short term is so bad a fish could remember better than me and they could only remember something like 3 seconds or so.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can actually remember before my mom and dad divorced in 1993 (it was before my 4th birthday, so I was three when they divorced) of this dachshund named Brandy that we had and also of the mall that we had by our house that was demolished to make way for a mini mall, and the day that Rhode Island finally got VH1 (it was like 1993/1994 I think).

So it's like really random things.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyMoose wrote:
krex wrote:
Why? What are "normal" people like ?

I think she said most normal people can't remember before 6


Childhood amnesia. There are several theories about why most adults have forgotten their childhood before about 4 years.

1. One is about how brain development has a major influence on memory of self.
2. Another one ties language acquisition to how early memories start. This one equates language ability to functionality of memory.
3. Interesting enough: Another theory ties childhood amnesia to missing/yet to be developed TOM.
4... there are more, I suppose..

I don't know which one is it. At least not the last two for me.

I have single but detailed memories from the months before age 1, I had no language and no baby babble before and already knew others were having their own agendas and intentions.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm, very interesting pole results. The very first memory I have, though blurry and not very clear, is when a plastic tube was put down my throat while my I was laying on something. The man doing it was sweating and looking wide eyed to, I think. A brown skinned woman was standing next to his right, and looking over his shoulder. Her black hair was up behind her head. They both wore hats, face masks, and those wierd white upper shirt things. (whatever they are) It didn't hurt, but that white tube annoyed me very much.

Let me just say it felt to me back then, like it would feel right now swallowing a small wooden pole three times the width of a broomstick, at least. A very long time later, my father mentioned how I looked like I hated the tube in my throat right after birth. I really did feel that, and pop my eyes open widely. They don't believe me when I tell them I remember that a little, of course. Confused


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vividly remember taking my first steps with my Aunt Gracie. It was a real rush to go from tripoding along the walls and furniture to actually taking a few steps before losing balance. When I saw her face smiling and how she clapped for me, I recall feeling what I can only describe as a sense of pride or accomplishment. Memories jump around from there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man Omar still remember his glorious breakthrough into this world...before then even. It be like one of them waterpark slides, where u go down them long, dark, circular tubes, 'cept it be filled with blood and you be feel'n like you 'bout to drown, and there be high, moaning, cackling screams that accompanies you every inch of the way. And when you get out, there's a pair of giant, vice-like hands that just grips you and smothers you in some white rag. real horror show.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I'll saymore later Laughing .
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's on the border of 1-2 years of age, I can remember being on a swing in the playpark, I'm still in nappies, and there is a photograph of this day.

You might think it's a false memory from the photo, but I can remember, my mum took me to the park to play on the swing, one of her friends/a neighbour came along a while after we'd been there and offered to take a picture of me in the swing.

No-one has told me this backstory I simply remember it from when it happened.

I can also remember dismantling the screw on my cot, standing in it being fascinated as it was raining, and I heard a car drive past i can still see it clear in my mind, the sounds of the car as it drove along and the wet noises of the rain. Quite beautiful sound. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I voted on this poll a week or so ago but didn't reply. Anyway my memory goes back to when I was three. Though I know I had an eye operation then and don't remember anything before that.
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