I know I know you, I don't know from where

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#1
This happens to me sometimes. I have a good memory for recognising places/events/people that I've encountered but it's less easy to match them or place in time.


This was confirmed by a test I took on facebook, ok just kidding, I meant a short test that came from BBC's Science & Nature section: BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Face Memory Test

"The test assesses your ability to remember how long ago something happened - your 'temporal' memory. If you're tired you won't be as good at remembering when you saw or did something."

The test is in three parts (with 5 minute break in between):

Start here: Part 1 (1 - 2 minutes)
Part 2 (1 - 2 minutes)
Part 3 (3 - 4 minutes)

Feel free to share your test results and how it rates on general observation about yourself.

I wonder if the same principle works for names. I'm good with people's faces and remember I know them but I can't find their name in my head. That makes a really awkward social situation especially when you meet them randomly and introductions have to be made.
 

EllyDicious

made of AMBIGUITY
V.I.P.
#2
I'm very good at remembering people and relate them to places. I have a strong visual memory and rarely am I mistaken.
And even if I see the person in a flash [for a first time], chances are I'll still remember where I saw them.

..but I haven't taken the test yet so my answer is not as objective as it should be.
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Here's my score [taking in consideration that is 1:23am] :p

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Face Memory Test
 
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Smelnick

Creeping On You
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#3

Face Memory Test Results

Your Score

Recognition score
( if you saw it )​

Your score: 100%
Average score: 92%
This is a measure of your ability to remember the photos you've seen, regardless of the part in which you saw them. From all 24 photos shown in Parts 1 & 2, you recognised: 24 photo(s).
Temporal memory score
( when you saw it )​

Your score: 95%
Average score: 68%
This is a measure of how often you recognised a photo and matched it to the correct part, instead of just remembering which ones you'd seen. From all the photos you recognised, you matched: 23 photo(s) to the correct part.

I have really good memory. Especially for things I see and read. The only thing I have a bad memory for is when I listen to things and then try to remember them. So if you were to say a sentence to me and ask me to repeat it, I probably would mess it up. But if you show me a picture of something, or I read something, I'll still remember what it looks like the next day, or what it read. This is why I can remember so many details from my dreams =P I saw it, so I remember it. I also never get lost because I always recognize things I saw haha.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
#4
I'm really good with faces. One thing I am not great at is remembering where/when I saw them before. This test proved that really.

Recognition score
( if you saw it )​

Your score: 100%
Average score: 92%
This is a measure of your ability to remember the photos you've seen, regardless of the part in which you saw them. From all 24 photos shown in Parts 1 & 2, you recognised: 24 photo(s).
Temporal memory score
( when you saw it )​

Your score: 75%
Average score: 68%
This is a measure of how often you recognised a photo and matched it to the correct part, instead of just remembering which ones you'd seen. From all the photos you recognised, you matched: 18 photo(s) to the correct part.
Oh and I didn't wait five minutes in between. I'll try it again later and wait the five minutes.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#5
I'm very good at remembering people and relate them to places. I have a strong visual memory and rarely am I mistaken.
And even if I see the person in a flash [for a first time], chances are I'll still remember where I saw them.

..but I haven't taken the test yet so my answer is not as objective as it should be.
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Here's my score [taking in consideration that is 1:23am] :p

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Face Memory Test
The link takes me to main page. Do you remember your score? If it's high, chances are you'd remember it, haha.
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I have really good memory. Especially for things I see and read. The only thing I have a bad memory for is when I listen to things and then try to remember them. So if you were to say a sentence to me and ask me to repeat it, I probably would mess it up. But if you show me a picture of something, or I read something, I'll still remember what it looks like the next day, or what it read. This is why I can remember so many details from my dreams =P I saw it, so I remember it. I also never get lost because I always recognize things I saw haha.
So you're a visual person. Do you like to write down things?
 
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Smelnick

Creeping On You
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#6
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So you're a visual person. Do you like to write down things?
If i want to be sure that I'll remember it later, then yes, I right everything down. If i don't write it down, I dont remember. =P
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
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#8
I have a fairly good visual memory. I always find myself saying "I know that guy/girl". But I am not as good at remembering names though.

I've taken this test before and the score was similar (I got 98% for the temp memory score though). But I would say this is a fair test and is accurate for the most part.

 
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