I've really have some kind of "brain fog" issues... and it happens quite often in the latest years, but i've recently started to notice it more, but I always had it.
For some reason the problem starts when I read something, like now I had it with this list
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/davi ... miramarco/
I quickly (vaguely) read over it. Ricomincio da tre, and I read it as: "Romancing The Stone".
The thing is i start to ask myself: "huh, Romancing The Stone: is that an italian movie?", and I quickly realize i misread it, but than i have like a feeling it is the title of a real movie, so I search it up and I see it is a Zemeckis movie.
1. The thing is if i misread something
- Why is it always that I misread so badly, and it's almost an entirely different name (and not something similar to it)
- Why is it always that it is something that 1. exists truly, is 2. something i usually don't know well enough in particular or have never heard about it and 3. is related in the same context as the thing i originally misread (really weird?)
This is not only the case with reading film titles, it's with every little interest of me i have this issue. I can't name other examples, but it has often, certainly at least every week (might not be the case with movies).
And it has something to do with my subconscious / unconscious brain, because it's the only thing that reads and saves massive amounts of data that never goes to my conscious, so sure i've read about Romancing The Stone, but never in particular, so why would I think about that movie if i don't know if the film title exists, who the director, what it is about, from what year or country or whatever it is. It is some brain fog issue in my subconscious and I don't understand what is going on, because it happens quite frequently.
Another weird thing i've started to notice. Everytime i need to recall a movie's name, i always know the movie's production year as well... almost without exception, regardless whether i've seen it or not. Online internet databases of course DO have the year next to the film title. My brain simply saves that as well. I'm not sure why, but my brain does, and it doesn't fail in that. And it's simply because it's usually next to the film title (if only directors were also next to the film title...). I've also noticed i'm good with remembering years, like for in geology or climatology and weather i'm pretty good in it too. I think as a developing child with a climate interest, i got so used to saving years, that i do it as well for production years of movies. And i have pretty much good fact knowledge, because it's so easy to save something in my brain for some reason.
What I also noticed is how I spell movies, and even that is quite noticeable. In school, i was always the best student in spelling, but i've noticed it's not only in my native language, i have that benefit, i have it in other languages too, even foreign languages i sometimes never have learned. Like
Like i can easily remember film titles in foreign languages without looking up, some examples:
Letyat zhuravli (and i can name the year, 1957)
Diarios de motocicleta (i guess 2004?)
But if we do it harder like finnish or romanized korean
Tulikkitutehtaan tytto (1990)
Or Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom (2003)
Yes, i know i'm a freak, and I wonder why my brain works like that.
Not that i'm proud of my brain, because it has some difficulties to remember plain "faces", like i can easily ignore this problem because I usually remember hair, clothing style and things like that and it's not that bad. It's partly because I don't stare at people or look thoroughly into their faces to remember them and people I know well are people I remember, but i also partially get help because of context. I know i would see for example my older school friends when i go to school (like than it's not an issue), but I wasn't able to recognize my best friend when I didn't expect him to show up, and that's when the trouble gets to start, especially because I usually pay no attention (or minimal attention) to my surroundings when I walk, because I get absorbed by the music i listen too. And yes, sometimes it bothers me in movies, esp. certain movies with lots of persons to remember. And low work memory also prevents me from fully enjoying fast-paced movies that don't take their time to absorb you into a story, which is movies like Snatch don't work well for me (and it also has yeah a ton of persons in that movie). Aside of that, the plot doesn't interest me, and the style seems quite dated.
I also am very fluctuating in understanding or reading other languages. I don't get why I sometimes understand english like i'm a native speaker and at other certain times i don't (esp. for listening), but also sometimes for reading.
Sometimes i have issues reading english for certain movies, at other times i have totally no issue.
Why do I have such an issue listening to The Great Dictator with subs, and can't understand more than half of it, when I don't have an issue with Isaac Arthur's science channel or various let's plays. Even for some dutch movies I can get in trouble for their dialect, and even some friends multiple times have to repeat what they said because I didn't fully understand what they said.
Why do i have such an issue with basic mathemetical functions and algebra, while I kick everyone's ass with statistics. Some things absolutely don't make any kind of sense. My brain is just so weird, and i have no clue to why that is.
Even my dreams are otherworldly, like how could my mind possibly come up with them (and in my dreams i'm always deaf). If people communicate in my dreams, it's through the act of writing & reading OR i already know it what they think without them telling me, but my dreams are always contemplative for some reason, but they're absolutely trips and absurd in everyway possible, like i've never seen it.
I've taken LSD in early january. i've watched trip movies, but nothing has ever come close to my weirdest dreams, because they fuck you around. It's like Perfect Blue, but even crazier and much more absurd. If only I could remember them (and transition them into film), because the best movies (most likely shorts) are my dreams.
I've done psychological tests, there are suspects i have strong photographic memory through those tests, but i probably use it unconsciously, but when I spell things i visualize how a word is written I believe (in a blink of an eye, like a flash in my head).