Average Person Forgets Four Things Daily, Researchers Find
(NEW YORK) — Think your memory is as good as it used to be? Think again.
After surveying 2,000 adults, British researchers found that an average person will forget four things daily, including facts, objects or some errand that needed to be done.
After one year, that’s 1,460 things that slip people’s minds.
One of the biggest memory lapses is forgetting why you walked into a room. Misplacing keys is something else practically everyone can relate to, while leaving home without your wallet or phone has happened to the best of us.
As for special occasions, twice as many men than women will forget birthdays and anniversaries. However, women tend to blow their stacks more often than men when things get lost.
Post-it sticky note pads, which commissioned the research, attributes the forgetfulness to a more fast-paced lifestyle involving longer hours at work and anxieties about money, family and the state of the world in general.
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