Is this normal or is there something wrong with me?

<p>I've been noticing this a lot lately. I'll read a paper at noon, and by 4 I'll forget what it was about. It happens with conversations too - I'll talk with someone for hours, but at the end I'll only remember a few things that were said. It's like my mind doesn't process what I've read/heard. I'm trying to figure out if this is normal or if my psych meds are screwing me over.</p>

<p>Also, today I was reading a book and I forgot what was on the previous page. Does anyone else do this?</p>

<p>Its fine, the information is just being stored in your short term memory back and then being thrown away by your brain as "junk" information</p>

<p>I can read page after page and have no idea what it said because I'm thinking about more important things. I believe it's a terrific skill.</p>

<p>Were you thinking of something else while reading? If so, then it's understandable. But if you're focused on reading and still forget, then there's something wrong.</p>

<p>normal. I chatted with friends in the evening, and the next morning I would forget everything. o.0</p>

<p>I have no problems with reading though.</p>

<p>Yeah, I oftentimes will begin thinking of something else while reading, and I'll notice after a few seconds that my eyes just went halfway down the page without grasping anything. But. If I focus on reading and let the outside world go, I will remember the consequential details... </p>

<p>Try hurting or pleasuring yourself while in situations of which you would like to remember the details for a long time. Studies show that memory is enhanced during times of great emotional/ physical excitement (positive or negative).</p>

<p>Story of my life...</p>