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Why Memories Fade Over Time, According to Science

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Nature Communications, discovered that our memories become less vibrant and detailed over time. Only the gist, the main point, gets preserved in our minds.

Everything else becomes fuzzy as time wears on.Scientists also found that the ‘gistification’ of our memories gets boosted when we recall recent experiences frequently.This research could help with many facets of life and job fields.

For instance, it could reveal important information about the nature of memories in people with PTSD. The study could also have implications in the repeated questioning of eye-witness testimonies.

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