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I have an excellent memory. I remember little details that can amaze my family. My memories are often as vivid as the experience I once had. However, my memory does have holes in it as I was never diagnosed with Hyperthymesia or any superior autobiographical memory. I forget short term stuff all the time. Yet I was talking to my mother. 4 events in my life; I have no recollection of. My mother told me and when I tried to bring up the memory, I drew a complete blank. They are 1. Seeing Finding Nemo with my best friend and his mother and my mother and then going to McDonalds and meeting a nutty women who would later become very frequently seen in my life. 2. Seeing Mulan with my fathers friends kids in the theater while my paternal grandmother stayed over. 3. Going to my maternal great grandmothers for an impromptu Christmas celebration and my aunt ordering calamari. 4. This is actually unknown to my mother but exists based on logic. The last time I saw my aforementioned aunt before she stopped talking to my parents. Anyway, when I try to “remember” these events; absolutely nothing comes up in my minds eye. I try really hard to focus and nothing. It’s very frustrating because everything else is pretty clear. My question is. Were these event memories deleted from my brain or are they still in there, just inaccessible by current means? Or is it possible they were never memories to begin with? Why weren’t they recorded if such?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to psych.SE. Personal questions are off-topic on this forum. There are also too many questions here - please try to keep each post to 1 question only. Some of the questions are already answered elsewhere (example). $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Oct 12 at 4:51
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    $\begingroup$ Try rewording it without mentioning "I', "my", etc. The question must be about facts, not about you. E.g. something like "Some people have very comprehensive and vivid memories, but even so there are specific events that they cannot recall. Is there consensus about whether these memories were not recorded at all, were later lost from memory, or are still recorded but something is preventing their recall?". You should also provide information about the research you've already put into this. $\endgroup$ Oct 12 at 12:20