As it turns out, I’m quite a bit terrible at memorizing real-life locations. At least for now. I might try again soon.
What I have realized is that I’m good with visualizing angles on a circle. I can easily divide a circle into 12 spaces and place an item on each hour for example, or even 24. All of these are distinct locations on the circle for me. I’m not sure how or why. I think it’s because in my mind, a day of 24 hours is visualized as a circle, and I see each hour in its correct location for me. If I imagine a hypothetical globe for example, I could place even more locations on this imaginary circle, each with a different longitude.
It’s weird how I can recall the difference between something like 10 degrees on a circle very accurately, (resulting in potentially 30 different spots easily) but I’m unable to recall the spatial geometry of a room. I think my brain prefers circles over cubes for some reason.
This is weird. I don’t think this has ever been reported before.