International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Human Development and Family Studies | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


Sins of Human Memory

Pooja Desai


Abstract: Human memory is inclined to mistakes and distortion. It has been recommended that memory's wrongdoings can be grouped into seven classes or 'sins'. This article examines the effect of media and innovation on four memory sins: transience (neglecting over the long run), absent-mindedness (slips in consideration that produce neglecting), misattribution (crediting a memory to some unacceptable source), and suggestibility (embedded recollections). Developing worries have been communicated about the adverse consequence of media and innovation on memory. As for brevity, I audit research in regards to the effect of the Internet (ie, Google), GPS, and photos. Studies have reported debilitated memory following explicit errands on which individuals depend on media/innovation (e.g., unfortunate memory for a course in the wake of utilizing GPS), however have uncovered little proof for more extensive impedances (e.g., for the most part hindered memory in GPS clients). For obliviousness, there is solid proof that media performing various tasks is related with unfortunate memory for an objective undertaking (e.g., a lecture) in light of attentional failures, proposing proof that ongoing media performing multiple tasks could be related with more extensive memory issues, and arising proof that innovation can assist with diminishing specific sorts of distracted mistakes. There is clear evidence that manipulated pictures associate to false memories, rumors and fake news, but there is no evidence leading it to memory distortion. Further investigation of the effect of media and innovation on the memory sins is a productive pursuit for interdisciplinary examinations.


Keywords: Human Memory, Sins of human memory, Human Mistakes


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 1988 - 1994


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