Ever wonder why you forget someone's name the moment you meet them? Studies on this very topic show that a person has a better chance at remembering someone's occupation than remembering his or her name- so unless your brain can connect the word with something familiar, it will simply erase it from your memory. We get it, you're awkward at parties, but you can blame it on science.
Mystery Mind, Part II: Why You Can't Remember Names
By Ana-Marija Dolaskie — March 17, 2016
Ana-Marija Dolaskie is the Director of Video Production at the American Council on Science and Health. She received her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago. She also always looks that happy while she's working.