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Another sometimes glitch

Last night, something happened in one of our dreams. It was a school dream, I was skipping in the halls, and one of the staff told me not to. I indicated I understood with an appropriate response, then a couple seconds later I went, "Wait, what did you say?" And the staff member (janitor, maybe?) was exasperated, asked me why I responded if I hadn't been listening. I immediately responded with something I knew on waking was honest and true: "Sometimes parts of my brain will get ahead of me, hearing, understanding, and responding to something without informing the rest of me." I didn't explain it in depth in the dream, but when I woke up, I knew it to be a Multiplicity issue. That in that particular part of the dream, Molly had processed what was said and responded, then forgot to tell the rest of us, so we were like "What's this now?" Now I'm awake, I realize this is something that happens sometimes in real life, and I think it came up in the dream because it happened several times the night before (along with several other, previously known brain glitches). Not with Molly per se, but it happened.

So yeah, if you know me in person and I ever respond to something you say and then say "Wait, what did you say?" (or something to that effect), sometimes it's because of an internal communication problem. (And other times, if the response was something as simple as "Uh huh," it's just the Autopilot responding, and we were too focused on something else to be listening.)

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1274514.html
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Apr. 19th, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC)
Another Sometimes Glitch
I have times when I have to ask my boyfriend to repeat what he has said. If I’m watching TV, I may not always totally hear what he has said. He doesn’t get mad at me if I don’t fully hear what he has already said. My ears don’t exactly process things easily—due to how my cerebral palsy and being born prematurely—has affected me. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the same problem.
He’s got hearing issues as a result of his diabetes. I guess we’re the same in the sense that our bodies don’t always work as we’d want. Nevertheless, we make the best of circumstances that may sometime be way out of our control. I guess that’s just the reason why we’re so incredibly meant for one another. We may have differences, but our disabilities are so unique, we have to help one another overcome daily challenges.
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Another Sometimes Glitch
It's good you can help each other out. :)

Since I wrote this, I've come to realize there may be something physiological about it, too. I spent so much of my childhood stuffed up in my sinuses and ears that I still can't smell very well, can't breathe through my nose without concentrating on doing it, and my brain has listening problems. That last one is probably mostly a case of my brain having gotten so used to things sounding muffled or garbled that its default is to assume things will be that way unless I'm paying attention. But the thing in the original post happens at times, too.

Then, too, I've known for some time I'm probably somewhere on the ADD spectrum, too.
Apr. 20th, 2017 12:26 am (UTC)
Re: Another Sometimes Glitch
I'm not good at complicated math, like algebra-- has a lot to do with my vision. Geometry, in school-- even when I attempted college-- well. . . math seemed harder. Trying to learn and understand the concepts took me longer than most. Unfortunately, I had teachers who didn't understand this whatsoever.
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