By which I mean ‘read only memory’. I’ll tell you what happened.
A couple of years ago, it just popped into my head. ‘Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto’. Our nine planets. Or what was assumed to be our nine planets when I memorized it presumably in the early 70’s in grade school.
The only thing is, I don’t remember memorizing it. How did it get stuck in my head like that?
Or ‘kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species’. I do remember memorizing that. I was in my Sophomore year in high school. And it is the Latin nomenclature for plants and animals. But still, how did it stick in my mind so well? And is there a name as well as an explanation for this type of memory?