Why Do We Forget?
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
Taught by Professor Mark Leary | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
We all experience moments of forgetfulness. But why? Discover two general explanations cognitive psychologists have for why we forget (involving decayed memory traces and retrieval interference); delve into the problems of repressed memories, flashbulb memories, and eyewitness identification; and learn why forgetfulness can work to your advantage.