Questions About Mnemonists
I’m curious about why people are attracted to memory techniques. Does every person do the techniques for different reasons or are there similarities?
Are memory people typically daydreamers? (I.e., people who enjoy getting lost in visualization.)
Is it an escape from reality?
Do memory techniques have some kind of pleasing effect through modified brain waves, especially during recall?
Is the attraction in just being able to perform seemingly-superhuman feats?
Does it appeal to the same creative part of the brain as practicing music, writing, or painting?
What is the attraction in getting lost in a bizarre dreamlike world that can never be completely explained to another person? The mind is creating something elaborate and fantastic, but it is never really communicated to another human. The creation is converted back into abstract data without anyone else ever knowing what happened.