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10 Fascinating Facts About Human Memory

By March 23, 2011

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Did you know that information only stays in short-term memory for about 20 to 30 seconds? From the fond memories you have of your childhood to the memory of what you had for lunch yesterday, it is our memory that makes us who we are. Our memories give us a sense of self and form the fabric of our daily life experiences.

Have you ever wondered why you always seem to forget certain things like the names of new acquaintances? Or are you interested in learning more about how you can improve your memory? Memory is an astonishingly complex process that involves many areas of the brain. Memories can be vivid and long-lasting, but they are also susceptible to inaccuracies and forgetting.

Researchers are discovering more and more about how memory works, including how long-term memories are created and how to combat memory loss associated with the aging process. Continue reading to learn more about ten fascinating facts about human memory.

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