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9. Remembering: Hacks 81–92 > 86. Change Context to Build Robust Memories

Change Context to Build Robust Memories

When you learn something, you tend to store context as well. Sometimes this is a good thing, but it can mean your memories don’t lend themselves to being recalled in different circumstances.

This situation should sound familiar to almost all of you: you’re trying to remember the name of the guy who wrote that book you read at some point in the not-too-distant past. You can’t remember his name, but you can remember that he’s a Canadian who moved to the United States and also writes about politics and has affairs with minor celebrities. You had a copy of the book about 5 years ago, the cover was reddish, and you packed it into a box when you moved and haven’t seen it since then. You remember reading the book in the old café that they’ve since turned into a video rental store. You remember an amazing amount about the book and loads of information associated with it...just no....


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