Memory Facts

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Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
In 2010, Gary Richmond was beaten into a coma. He woke up with amnesia and no memory of his wife of 20 years. Subsequently, he ended up falling in love with her all over again!
Déjà vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it's happened.
Playing Tetris after a traumatic event can prevent the development of traumatic memories and reduce the chance of having flashbacks.
Studies suggest that people who appear to be constantly distracted have more "working memory" and "sharper brains".
We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an ‘event boundary’ causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about.
Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones.
You can only remember 4 things at a time.
Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.
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Caffeine boosts memory.
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Blueberry juice boosts memory.