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Sometimes a piece of information is stuck in our minds but is not getting recalled. We know the information but cannot label it or remember the actual name.
This can be helped to an extent by associating a piece of information (like a person’s name) to something that can help trigger the recall. Connecting the name to a similar name, or a celebrity name, or even a song, helps us remember.
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We often jumble up the information, a common error known as misattribution, when we recognize someone incorrectly or swap pieces of information.
The way to handle this is to write down important details on the fly, or aid recall by recording voice notes or clicking pictures/videos.
Certain facts or events simply fade from our minds, something known as transience. The brain cannot store all information infinitely.
The way to label the information as important, so that the brain keeps it for long, is to make it emotionally charged, making it feel important and...
Insomnia, anxiety, depression and various mental health issues can lead to memory loss, as well as a decline in other cognitive skills like attention, language, and executive function.
The many memory-related problems are absent-mindedness, blocking of a certain pi...
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