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Thread #26793   Message #324704
Posted By: bill\sables
22-Oct-00 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Trouble remembering names?
Subject: RE: Trouble remembering names?
I too have a problem remembering names, that is why I sort of introduced the Mudcat name badges to help me remember. Now I don't need the badges as mudcatters seem to be memorable people but I tend to forget the names of their other halves. The latest case was at Llanstock when I was introduced to Amoret, the daughter of King Briliant I remembered her name by association with a can of paint called Hammerite, she has now joined Mudcat using Hammerite as her name.
Can anyone explain why it is that years ago I could learn about four or five songs every week and now I have much trouble learning one song in a month. Is it perhaps because in the old days I learnt songs with a story and they had a certain order of verses to tell that story. On the other hand I learn tunes after hearing them once through.
Is it that one part of the brain learns words and another part learns tunes and that the word part in my brain has worn out, or could it be that a tune has a pattern which sort of computes easily.
I would be grateful of any suggestions.
Cheers Bill