Why do we forget things?
by: Jasmine Molnar
Theory's on why we can forget things
- The interference theory-Some memories can compete and interfere with other memories. This can happen when information or memories are similar to each other.
- The decay theory- A memory trace is formed when you learn something new. After a while, they start ti disappear if you do not go back and relearn it.
Different kinds of memory
- Declarative memory- facts and knowledge like a capital city or your birthday
- Episodic memory-memories about your life like your last day of school or your last birthday
- Procedural memory- Remembering how to ride a bike or how to cook your favorite mean
- Semantic memory-Concepts you have learned. This type of memory comes in handy when reading
- Spatial memory- Remembering landmarks, the environment or certain objects
- Memory trace- when you learn something new
- Infantile- when you do not remember things from your early life
- Short-term memory-when you cannot remember things that recently happened
Interesting facts on memory
- The brain can start remembering things in the womb
- Short-term memory only lasts 20-30 seconds
- CLosing your eyes can help you remember things
- Saving information on a computer can make it less likely to remember
- There is no limit for how much you can remember