Most of the time we might at best be semi-conscious of our Emotions. So it’s a bit ironic to be claiming that they are the framework of our memory, but that’s the way we store otherwise unrelated information. Just think of the way that one sad memory so easily triggers 

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another or how the times you’ve been hurt can play like a Netflix series, one episode after the next without commercial interruption. Our Emotions allow us to locate information based on how we felt about it.

On the other end of the spectrum (as anyone who has been subjected to the education system can testify) facts and figures, devoid of any Emotional connection are painfully difficult to remember.

To make it memorable make it meaningful.

But memorable doesn’t mean perfect recall.

The details that our Minds contribute are easily drowned by the power that Emotions have over memory.

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Most of the time we might at best be semi-conscious of our Emotions. So it’s a bit ironic to be claiming that they are the framework of our memory, but that’s the way we store otherwise unrelated information. Just think of the way that one sad memory so easily triggers another or how the times you’ve been hurt can play like a Netflix series, one episode after the next without commercial interruption. Our Emotions allow us to locate information based on how we felt about it.

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On the other end of the spectrum (as anyone who has been subjected to the education system can testify) facts and figures, devoid of any Emotional connection are painfully difficult to remember.

 

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To make it memorable make it meaningful.

But memorable doesn’t mean perfect recall.

The details that our Minds contribute are easily drowned by the power that Emotions have over memory.