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Why you sometimes can’t remember

    For people to remember the most relevant things, they can follow a four-step process as it happens in the brain. There are four steps: being focused, organizing information, understanding the information, relating the new information to something else you already know.

    Someone goes to a party and meets many people and doesn’t remember any of their names. There was usually a lack of attention here. When you look at someone’s face, you know that person’s name, but you can’t remember it. Instead of trying to generate possible answers, you should then use general recall cues, such as thinking about the last time you saw the person, the context, and possible connections.