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Why do some events stand out in our memory more than others?
Answer 1:

Some memories stand out because of the emotional content of the item being stored (a gory scene, a happy kid) or of how we were feeling when we experienced it (we were very sad or excited).


Answer 2:

Some events stand out because they are moving or important. Others are just memorable.



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