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Without memories of the past, we couldn’t operate in the present or think about the future — we couldn’t learn new things, or make future plans, or recite all of the Rock’s rap from Moana (honestly, I could go on and on…). The world only makes sense because we can remember what things mean. What is language without memory?
And our memory isn’t perfect. For example, if we are distracted while something is happening we might not encode information properly, and find it difficult to recall what happened when we want to remember it.
In this zone, you might meet a psychologist researching how we store our memories and why we forget things. Or they might be working with eyewitness testimonies, looking at leading questions and misleading information.