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Posted: 1/22/2006 9:23:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:39:30 PM EDT by bastiat]
I've done this a few times.

I have some accounts I use occassionally. Usually I remember the password or have it written down somewhere. Then, like today, I need to log into the account and have absolutely no clue what the password is, and I haven't written it down anywhere.

But as soon as I log in with my user name, the password comes to me as I type almost like muscle memory. Like I'm remembering it only after I type in each character.

It's weird. Maybe the other tech types can relate to this.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:39:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:41:43 PM EDT by eye_spy]
Happens to me at times too. It seems that the more that you conciously try to remember it, the more you tend to forget! But if you don't give it a second thought, it just "flows out" naturally. Go figure.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:41:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 6:13:51 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Almost a daily event for me.

I do that with phone numbers. I can remember the pattern of the finger dance but not the numbers.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:42:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:48:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:48:35 PM EDT by MoparMike]
Yup. Its called situational or associative muscle memory. Its how people type with their eyes closed.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:48:15 PM EDT
I found the lock I used to lock my gym locker with (I graduated in 04), and could not remember the combo and today I just looked at the lock and the combo just popped into my head
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:50:09 PM EDT
I used to have trouble remebering my bank account number unless I was on the webpage. If I needed it at other times, I had to visualize logging in to the website, then it would come to me. Funny huh?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:51:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 10:51:47 PM EDT by Alien]
YES! I forgot my freaking ATM pin, but there were times that I could punch it in and I'd get it right. Eventually I forgot it all together and had to get a new one. Now it's something I won't ever forget.
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