You memorize and memorize and memorize some more, trying to get something new to stick. And then whoops! You forget most of it a short time later. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Because research confirms that there’s a universal rate of forgetting. A 19th century psychologist was able to map the rate of decline in memory retention after learning new information.
This video enFact explains how the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve works. If you’ve ever gotten frustrated not being able to fully remember a book, movie, or test notes…rest easy. It’s just the way our brains work.
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