Can’t remember?

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I heard it’s a “yes”.

Oh, I know how you feel. You can’t remember any of the movies you’ve seen or books you’ve read. You have no idea about the characters’ names right? You google it and then you remember. I know. We all know. 

It has definitely something to do with short time memory/ long time memory thing but it’s too technical.   

First of all, please give a big applause for this metaphor:

“the experience of consuming culture is like filling up a bathtub, soaking in it, and then watching the water run down the drain. It might leave a film in the tub, but the rest is gone.”

That means if you don’t review the material much of it slips down the drain after the first day.

I also would like to mention Socrates here. He thinks that writing is going to kill memory. How naive he is. ❤  He had no idea about the terrifying times we’re going through. Our memory has already been killed. Internet did it. So long as we know where that information is at and how to access it, then we don’t really need to recall it.

Here’s another perfect metaphor: Internet functions as a sort of externalized memory. We don’t want to keep all the information in our brains. We keep them in our hard disc-internet.

If you’re binge-watching then you’re more likely to forget. Because if you want to remember you need to space them out. Because if you like it or not, you’re holding the story in your working memory that whole time.

It’s all up to you. You can either feel sorry about forgetting everything or you can just hold your externalized memory in your hand and be totally okay with it. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/what-was-this-article-about-again/551603/

 

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