Why Is Memory So Good and So Bad? -- Scientific American
Explaining the memory paradox.
What did you eat for dinner one week ago today? Chances are, you can’t quite recall. But for at least a short while after your meal, you knew exactly what you ate, and could easily remember what was on your plate in great detail. What happened to your memory between then and now? Did it slowly fade away? Or did it vanish, all at once?
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My Comment: For one who finds it frustrating when he forgets important bits of information .... this is a must read.