Everyday Memory

The following statements are about minor memory failures everyone experiences from time to time, but we have very little information about just how common they are. The great majority of time these little foibles are harmless, though they do have serious safety implications in industry and everyday life. We want to know how frequently these sorts of things have happened to you.

There are 12 statements.


  1. I forget people's names, even though I rehearsed them.



  1. I forget what I went to the supermarket to buy.



  1. I forget to set my alarm.



  1. I remember facts but not where I learned them.



  1. I forget important dates like birthdays and anniversaries.



  1. I double-book myself when scheduling appointments.



  1. I forget to pass on messages (e.g., phone messages).



  1. I find I cannot quite remember something though it is on the tip of my tongue.



  1. I forget passwords.



  1. I forget appointments.



  1. I forget people's names immediately after they have introduced themselves.



  1. Even though I put things in a special place I still forget where they are.