Have you ever had an object disappear and then reappear in your home minutes or hours later?
One example might be (you're alone at home) and you can't find your TV remote which is usually on your nightstand. You search the whole bedroom and then walk away for a few minutes and upon your return it's lying on your night stand clearly in the open! A Google search reveals that there is even a name for it: "Disappearing Object Phenomena". Some folks believe the item slipped into another dimension, there was a time rift, a ghost was having fun with you, or you really are losing your mind and couldn't see something that was literally in front of you! Have you ever experienced this?
Yes, and I'm a big fan of the idea that the item has slipped into another dimension momentarily. It's certainly better than thinking I'm losing my mind!
It happens to my mother inlaw, and she doesn't think she moved it. There are people coming in and moving it. She has her wits about her, but she does have some of these thoughts.
It happens to me all the time because, I pick up the remote and put it down somewhere. I don't remember where that is, so i search until I find it.
Someone gave some advice on how to not have that happen. They said when you put an item down, take a mental snapshot of where you are putting it. It helps the recall, it works for me when I do that.
funny but true ?
An interesting question. I had that experience sort of misplaced the item.
There is a famous psychological experiments demonstrating the limits of attention. Subjects are shown a basketball court with a few players engaged in a game. The subjects' task is to count the number of bounces of the ball within a specified time period. Within this period, an individual wearing a huge gorilla suit walks slowly across the court. Most subjects are unable to report this event. Surely attentional and short memory limitations are a more likely explanation of the kind of daily occurrences referred to above than objects escaping into another dimension?
I always used to blame faeries for this sort of phenomenon.
There's a quite simple explanation for this. You have misplaced the item at hand, completely forgotten where you have put the item and woolah, later you remembered where you placed the item. No supernatural explanation such as the item "slipped into another dimension". It is merely forgetfulness, no you have not have a senior moment. This is a common human occurrence, no more no less.
True that we forget about where we kept the item and it is basically about the smaller things. Usually they are hard to find at the first glance.
That would be easy to accept for the fact the item shows up in a wide open place like the center of a empty desk or where the person always keeps it to begin with.
They checked there initially and it wasn't there.
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