Did You Know...?

Read each true/false statement and test your answers by placing your cursor over the question mark.

Memory storage is never automatic; it always takes effort.
When people go around a circle saying their names, their poorest memories are for what was said by the person just before them.
Memory aids (for example, those that use imagery and devices for organization) are no more useful than simple rehearsal of information.
Only a few people have any type of photographic memory.
Although our capacity for storing information is large, we are still limited in the number of permanent memories we can form.
Our experiences are etched on our brain, just as the grooves on a tape receive and retain recorded messages.
When people learn something while intoxicated, they recall it best when they are again intoxicated.
The hour before sleep is a good time to commit information to memory.
How confident eyewitnesses are about what they saw is an important predictor of their accuracy.
Children typically will repress any memory of having seen one of their parents being murdered.