Why Remembering Names is So Hard
on 22 May 2015
Have you ever met someone at a party and soon after introducing yourselves realize you don’t remember their name? Turns out you aren’t the only one. Research shows that forgetting someone’s name is the result of various social circumstances including the Baker effect, which points out that someone who reveals that they work as a baker is much more memorable than someone whose says their name is Mr Baker. Your brain also tends to focus on introducing yourself rather than listening to another person introduce themselves aka the Next-in-Line effect. Learn more about name-remembering on AsapScience’s YouTube channel.