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Message 6472 · 31 Jan 1997 02:17:12 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Stasa said:
> Hardly! It doesn't matter how long I've been looking at them or how
> hard I concentrate on these diagrams. Women are still round, the
> whole set gets turned about, and so forth. (Froth, too.) ...

I can handle "Top" in a diagram being anywhere -- I just figure that's where
the music is located and reorient myself.

My pet peeve with diagrams is men as circles and women as squares.

M.J.Norman asks:
>Does anyone else out there *remember* dances kinesthetically?

I do. The drawback to this, when encountered on a ball program, is the
rare dance where men's and women's parts are different (and you last danced
it from the other side), or when you were taught it wrong the first time.
The advantage is that the music really does guide you through.

I learn both kinesthetically and visually; information presented orally is
retained only briefly. This leads to annoying conversations following
mishaps, where the other person says, "But I _told_ you..."

In non-dance activities, I remember what I've written down, even if I never
again consult my notes. Except phone numbers -- I remember those until I
write them down, then I have to consult my notes the first time I dial one.
But once I've punched a number out a couple of times, I generally can just
dial it without thinking. I'll need to look it up again if a couple of
months pass or if I have to use a rotary phone.

How do others with kinesthetic memories recall non-dance information?

Cheers,
Deborah

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