Add and long term memory.
My friends think I'm strange because I can remember in a relatively detailed way back until I was as young as around 18 months old. (Can guess that age as I remember specific details including ones about an aunt that moved to America when I was 18 months old (she didn't come back till I was 4).)
I think they're the strange ones as some of their first memories are as old as their first day of school, communion etc. A lot of them don't remember preschool, one doesn't even remember most of primary school which to me is very strange.
Anyways I think my first memory was climbing out of my cot at about a year and a half and giving my mother the fright of her life. I even remember a bit of what I was thinking etc. I know for certain I was about 18 months old for that memory because my cousin had cracked her skull doing the same about a month earlier. My mother was therefore so freaked out when I did it that she never put me in a crib again and she remembers the incident well. Also my aunt (who emigrated ) had called over and was in the kitchen so that was the whole reason I had climbed out in the first place.
I have lots of similar early memories in good detail from then on. Obviously not perfect but a hell of a lot more than others do.
Its strange because my short term memory sucks, I lose everything forget conversations, forget to do important stuff etc.
The only other person I know who can remember back so far is my mother who I suspect is also ADD.
Could this be related to add?
How far do you remember back?
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