Why You Are So Terrible With Remembering Names

28.12.2015 4686

Have you ever got into an awkward situation when you've just met someone and already forgot their name?

If your answer is 'yes', then you're not the only one.

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There is a very simple reason why it's so easy for the names of new acquaintances to slip right out of your head within moments of being introduced: Names are kind of meaningless. This psychological phenomena has a few explanations. Creators of popular scientific YouTube channel called Asap Science created an excellent video on how the Baker/baker effect, otherwise known as the Baker/baker paradox, explains why people's names slip away from you, while their other details stay embedded in your head.


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