A trip down Memory Lane
I read with great interest Alan Baddeley’s piece on human memory (November, p16, subscribers only). The question ‘Why do we forget so many things?’ and the suggestion that we remember important things but not others, led me to wonder why we consider some things more important than others.
I suspect our interest in the experience or process plays a part here. At school I found the subject of history boring, but geography inspired me. I could easily
Patterns, such as a chord sequence on a guitar, play a role in how we remember things