How can you not remember that?!?

Does it seem that men do not remember anything, but women remember just about everything…in detail? A recent study shows that girls and women *are* better at recalling autobiographical memories faster, with more detail and more accuracy than boys and men.

But why? It may be because of how parents talk to their young children, particularly asking about the child’s emotions. Having an emotional link to an event or a story is one more connection in the brain, which could lead to better memory.

Read more about gender differences in memory recall here, and remember* you heard it here first at the Maine Science Festival blog!

*If you can’t remember, maybe ask your mom or your wife or your sister where you heard it. She’ll know.