Things to Remember when Forgetting
Get It? No? Ok. By: Danny Duong, Ty Smith
Why Did We choose this topic?
What is Forgetting in the First Place?
What is Going on in the Brain when we Forget?
A part of the brain that is used more than the others that involves memory is the hippocampus and it is also the part of the brain that fails when we forget. When the hippocampus is failing these effects happen:
A loss of ability to remember
Vertigo or dizziness
Theories on Why We Forget:
Decay- Decaying is a type of forgetting when your memories start to fade away over time
Proactive Interference- Proactive Interference is a type of forgetting where earlier memories block a new one
Retroactive Interference- Retroactive Interference is a type of forgetting where a new memory blocks a old one.
Repression- Repression is a type of forgetting where a person forces to forget an unpleasant experience. Usually used as a defense mechanism
What Research Backs Up our Information?
1) Some research has shown that when we forget, our brains use a lot of brain power so it is not a bad thing that we forget a few things because we can use that brain power to do other tasks.
2) You tend to remember things more if you read it then if you listen to it like a book.
3) Struggling to remember something is a good thing because you learn more from trying to remember something than when it instantly pops in your head.