January 15, 2010

Forced Memories

You know how certain events in your childhood are very memorable? Just little interactions that really stand out, even after all this time? Sometimes I wonder if the only reason we remember things like that is because we're supposed to. But, I also wonder if there's a method to it? Is there a way to "manipulate" a situation to make it stick in someone's mind forever? Obviously, a traumatic experience will do the trick. But, what about really interesting wordplay? Is this something a teacher could capitalize on? Any ideas for methods?