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June 13, 2011 9:20 AM Subscribe
Why do I seem to forget information as soon as I use it?
posted by Tarumba to health & fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been trying to do research on this. It's like a smaller scale of that feeling you get after finishing a test at school, and you feel like you don't remember a thing about what you studied, even though you studied really hard. I have this same problem, but with common pieces of information. Things I read in books, general knowledge. As soon as I use a particular piece of information once, I can't seem to remember it anymore!
I could not find this on the list of Cognitive Biases
in Wikipedia, but it intrigues me. I also don't seem to be able to remember details well.