- Dec 24, 2004
This is probably just a case of missing time caused by a memory glitch. It happens to everyone as we get older. I've experienced it enough times to know. From the medical point of view the research shows that acetylcholine production in the brain declines as we get older. That chemical is responsible for memory formation. I've had my record function quit for just a second all the way up to 15 minutes on occasion. Sometimes I will catch an odd word spoken while watching a video. I just replay the video back a bit to find out that I didn't see a few seconds. It's not that I wasn't paying attention. And wasn't abducted or went through a time portal. My brain skipped on record. I'm pretty sure this is more common with heavy alcohol use too. Just pay attention to your health. I know eating healthy and regular exercise and enough sleep will definitely help you avoid more scary instances of missing time.