When was the last time you felt confused? I’ve learned to live like that. With time, I have found out that your mind can play nasty tricks on you. I thought I was the only one when I saw several case studies of people that were experiencing some issues with memory and the way their brain processes information.
One example of that is forgetting what you were going to do. Have you ever gone into another room in your house to get your keys, for instance, only to get there and forget what you had gone there for in the first place? I have. It turns out that it’s a very common issue, especially with people who are over 40 years old. It turns out that there’s a part of the brain that controls what it’s called ‘short-term memory’.
With time, and especially with stress, this area gets like an overload of information and at that time your brain switches hemisphere to better handle the workload. The result is that a gap of information is left after the switch and the person is left wondering what is going on. That has happened to me a few times, and let me tell you it’s a little spooky.
The first time it happened, I had gone to my bedroom to get my wallet and keys because I was heading to the supermarket. The next minute, I was standing in my bedroom without the slightest clue of what I was doing there. I had to go out of the bedroom and head to the last place I had been before my memory lapse occurred. After that, and a couple of times of me going back and forth, I finally put the pieces together.
Another thing I’ve experienced is when I am talking to someone and I get interrupted. It can be a sound or another person coming into the room and saying something that will reset my internal memory button. This puts me in a confused state and I usually end up relying on the other person I am talking to, to remember where I was at in the conversation.
When I watched the next video, it made me really feel for the little boy. The baby boy is sitting on a sofa between his two twin cousins. He’s trying to figure out why he is seeing his cousin on both sides of the sofa. Check out the look on the little guy’s face when he looks at one of his cousins crying and then looks to the other side to find his other cousin sitting calmly. A must-see!