Remembering and Forgetting
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.
from Crash Course
Key Facts In This Video
Implicit memory (like how to talk or ride a bike) is retention independent of conscious recollection. (1:21)
Some memories are state-dependent or mood-congruent, meaning if you've had a bad day you're more likely to recall bad memories. (3:33)
The serial positioning effect is the tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list. (4:04)
Memory is both a reconstruction and a reproduction of past events. (8:36)