Despite the fact that there are different views about the memory but Hay Boyle has said, it is more than a dustbin of time, stuffed with yesterday’s trash. Rather memory is a glorious grab bag of the past from which one can at leisure pluck bittersweet experiences of time gone by and relive them.
Memory is also said a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
But there are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. At the same time, it is an admitted fact that we do not remember days; we remember moments. And I still hold good my views that remembering is keeping alive.
Guessing the caller from the voice on mobile is not everyone’s art. Remembering number of phone numbers just by dialing once and names with one single meet is a quality with rare persons. But those who have – are really genius as of now, when hardly anyone remembers the names and phones numbers even of near ones.
It is said that sensory memory is the shortest-term element of memory. It is the a ability to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimuli have ended.
The receptors of sensory memory are sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. An example of this form of memory is when a person sees an object briefly before it disappears. Once the object is gone, it is still retained in the memory for a very short period of time. The two must studied types of sensory memory are iconic memory – visual and echoic memory – sound.
In my own case even, I had to ask almost four out of five, “Your good name please”. It is normally said that the musical tunes are based on seven melodious pitch – Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da but I am of the view that 8th tune is individual’s voice of the caller on phone which is normally recognized by all and even they recollect their names.
Frankly speaking, with the introduction of electronic hand gadgets, the memory of people has gone weak. People can’t remember even the contact number of nears and dears and in my case, I can’t dial the number of my better-half unless it is saved or noted down.
Some time, the iPhone gifted to me by my friend had damaged and I lost all my data. I switched over to some other cheaper brand, as I could not afford to purchase the latest version of iPhone to retrieve my data. The best way I thought was to maintain the diary noting down every new number. It’s now like a garden and greenish all the time when I carry with me to add any new number. Though it looks odd to all but everyone appreciate that this is the best way to maintain your own data.
I am associated with the visually impaired inmates in home for the blind being looked after by me with other dedicated members. They are so sharp in their memory with sound base. You see, we are recognized with our addressing to them instantly by name.
Few days back, I recollect when I got a call from a new number telling me, Dear Dido, I am Oberoi, please save this new number of mind. He has called me after a span of more than five years, perhaps busy in household affairs. It was definitely a purposely to share the new comer in his family when blessed with a grand-son. In fact, he had shifted to a distant place with his son after retirement.
While I was happy to hear him but tears of happiness rolling down from my eyes, I told him, Dear Oberoi, we have studied all together right from primary to graduation and lived for years while in service and even after retirement, I have extra sensory memory of sound which don’t require to save your new number, even if you call all the time from a different number.