A trip down Mem­ory Lane

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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

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