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iPhone Memory Aid for Scatterbrains, Aging Baby Boomers and Busy, Forgetful People
Date:3/10/2010

Ms. Joubert. The next time he asks for Guillaume, he will see Ms. Joubert in a list of hints and quickly recognize it (using recognition memory) as that of Guillaume’s mother.

“Our ability to recognize forgotten information and connect the dots is an amazing trait unique to the human brain and difficult to duplicate using technology. Working in tandem with this trait, FORGET greatly simplifies the data entry that is required,” said Dr. Lo. Here, he could have specifically associated Guillaume’s mother (instead of Guillaume) with Ms. Joubert. But thanks to the capacity of human recognition memory, he does not need to be specific. He can recall the details without spelling them out.

By tapping into the strength of recognition memory, FORGET provides an age-proof solution. Studies show that while our ability to deliberately recall details can drop to 50 or 60% by the time we reach age 65, the capacity of our recognition memory remains at the level of an 18-year old. “FORGET is specifically designed to establish a close complementary relationship with our brain, making use of associated lists to jog our recognition memory,” said Dr. Lo.

Consider the following examples. Which would you rather remember?

 
  • Dr. Shenasa or heart doctor?
  • psyllium seed or constipation remedies?
  • clopidogrel bisulfate or chest pain drug?
  • T-cell lymphotropic virus type III or AIDS virus?
  • 3/17/2005 or Johnny's birthday?
  • Monterey Lovers Point Inn or ocean view bargain?
  • La Couronne Cafe or affordable French restaurant?
  • konnichiwa or Japanese hello?
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