Psychology professor Daniel Schacter, proposes in The Seven Sins of Memory.
- Our memory weakens and we lose memory over time.
- We are preoccupied with distracting issues and don’t focus attention on what we need to remember.
- We search for information that we may be desperately trying to retrieve – something we know that we know – but are blocked.
- We assign memory to the wrong source.
- Memories are implanted as a result of leading questions, comments, or suggestions when we try to call up a past experience.
- Our present knowledge influences how we remember our pasts. We often edit or entirely rewrite our past experiences.
- We recall disturbing events that we would prefer to eliminate from our minds altogether: remembering what we cannot forget, even though we wish that we could.
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