There are many ways we forget and remember things. The serial positioning effect, for example, is the tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list.
Remembering and Forgetting
Remembering and Forgetting - Crash Course Psychology #14
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Key Facts In This Video
Implicit memory (like how to talk or ride a bike) is retention independent of conscious recollection. 01:21
Some memories are state-dependent or mood-congruent, meaning if you've had a bad day you're more likely to recall bad memories. 03:33
The serial positioning effect is the tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list. 04:04
Memory is both a reconstruction and a reproduction of past events. 08:36