• There's a psychological reason why it's so difficult to remember someone's name the first time you meet them

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    The first thing you do when you meet someone is exchange names. But it never sticks, does it?
    Pretty much everyone you ask will say they are good at remembering faces, but terrible at remembering names. Scientific research actually supports this, with one study suggesting that names are among some of the most difficult words to learn .
    Another study performed way back in 1986 looked at how names compare to different words. Participants were given fake biographies then asked to recall specific details about what they had read.
    Jobs were the most memorable, with 69% being remembered, while...
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