working memory

Do yall know how our memory is so fricking weird, like for me I can remember random history facts or science facts but when someone tells me to bring them something I will forget instantly? I have a theory that it’s only the things that we are interested in or like we will remember


You are very astute. ADHD is sometimes described by renowned experts as having an “interest-based” attention (rather than a “deficit”, as the name for the condition says).

By the way, you know that phenomenon when you think of something you need to do or get in another room, and as soon as you get there you have forgotten what you went there for? That is a scientifically-proven fact!

It has to do with a concept called “boundary effect”.