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Remember or forget?

Why are some experiences more memorable than others? Routine events interrupted by something unusual are remembered more intensely, such as a day at work or school when you received some surprising news. In 1998 two studies suggested that two different areas of the brain, the prefrontal and temporal regions, must work together for a memory to be formed.

Different areas of your brain must work together for a memory to be formed.
Different areas of your brain must work together for a memory to be formed.
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