Remember: The Forgetting Curve Explains Memory Lapses

The next time you get in trouble with your wife or girlfriend for forgetting something that seems important to her, show her the following infographic.

In a nutshell, the graph illustrates how and why we forget certain things because of something called the “forgetting curve.” While that still is no excuse to forget something like her birthday or your anniversary, at least you now have science on your side to prove that being forgetful is something that happens to us all.

Memory Retention and the Forgetting Curve                                                 Source:

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