The Science Behind Why You Forget Things So Quickly

How to combat the forgetting curve and improve your memory.

Max Phillips
Mind Cafe
Published in
5 min readOct 14, 2020

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The “forgetting curve” originated in the 19th century when German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus tested his memory over various periods. After gathering all of his data, the results looked like the image above. As the graph suggests, you retain 100% of the information straight…

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Max Phillips
Mind Cafe

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