Re: Explanations for Forgetting


 

I really like this post because the information highlights a few good things about memory. Most of us, who think we are professionals, need to use our memories the best possible. None of the memory systems I have heard of does a complete job and new information gets my attention most of the times. Forgetting stuff (as a person who hardly forgets) has a good deal to do with focus. I was taught memory has three stages of short, intermediate and long term. Short is the one that causes problems in business. I use several techniques to manage short term memory information. Theory or not, I think simple techniques are what makes the difference and we should be on look out for them always.

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What are some of the major reasons why we forget information? One of today’s best known memory researchers, Elizabeth Loftus, has identified four major reasons why people forget: retrieval failure, interference, failure to store and motivated forgetting.

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http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/tp/explanations-for-forgetting.htm

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