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Cracking the human memory

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I’ve never had a par­tic­u­lar­ly good memory, despite what others might claim. While many times others are astonished that I remember something, often I am just able to find a pattern or a logical reasoning behind something and then I can deduce it when needed. Myself, I am astonished by the memorizing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of my smart wife, who finished pharmacy school a couple of months ago. Comparing her exams, where she had to memorize long chemical reactions, to my exams, where most of the time I had to memorize a couple basic things and then the rest could be derived, it’s clear continue.