Are Men More Forgetful Than Women?

By Dnews

If a man forgets an anniversary or a birthday, is he really to blame? When told to get something in another room, do you forget what you were asked to retrieve the moment you step into a different room? Crystal steps in today to answer some of Trace’s questions about memory, how men are more forgetful, and a phenomenon called “event boundaries.”

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Men Forget Most
Why Walking Through a Doorway Makes You Forget
http://www.scientificamerican.com/art…
“The French poet Paul Valéry once said, ‘The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.'”

Walking through doorways causes forgetting: Further explorations
http://www3.nd.edu/~memory/Reprints/R…
“Previous research using virtual environments has revealed a location-updating effect in which there is a decline in memory when people move from one location to another.”

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release…
“If your husband is absent-minded, forgets your wedding anniversary or the name of your new neighbor, don’t worry. You are not the only one with a forgetful man in the house.”