Friday, September 19, 2014

Gender differences in memory explained at Slate

I just finished reading an article at Slate called Why Men Never Remember Anything, by Melissa Dahl. The idea is that without meaning to, parents educate boys and girls differently when it comes to remembering things.

It's funny, because in my life, I seem to have run across a lot of men and boys with excellent memory--much better memory than mine. But when I think about it, they possibly tend to remember more informational stuff than they do about experiences with friends and family.

It's apparently better for your memory to have lots of different points of access to experience. So boys, even if you're bored with what's going on with your girlfriend or sister, you should at least try to recall it. It's in your own best interest.