Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them


#TIA – A major mainstream magazine has undertaken to explain why we forget names — but has yet to make us remember.

“Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to either swallow your pride and ask again, or languish in uncertainty forever.

Why do we keep making this mistake? There are a few potential explanations, says Charan Ranganath, the director of the Memory and Plasticity Program at the University of California, Davis.”

Read more at Time