I remember things in a similar way. If I read a book or something I'll start to visualize what happens, and remember the visuals. If somebody asks me what the book is about, it's like trying to remember a movie I watched, then describe that movie to the person.For instance when I recall something I've read, I see the actual book and the text on the page, often also the surroundings, like I'm looking at a snapshot. The same for recalling conversations, I see the other person and can describe their clothing, hair, etc... because I actually "see" the converstaion I am remembering. My memory is a big photo album where I can just "pull" a snapshot of what I need at any time. With the chronic lack of sleep lately, I am getting worse at finding the "snapshots".
Studying doesn't work for me, I skim through the material and then "pull" out what I need from my memory.
Studying gets very complicated because of this. I don't remember facts as much as I remember where those facts were located on the piece of paper I read. Was it on the top right? Bottom left? Left page? Was it written in black?