What is Cue-Dependant Forgeting?

Understanding Cognitive Biases


Cue-dependent forgetting, or retrieval failure, is the failure to recall information without memory cues.


If John tries and fails to recollect the memories he had about a vacation he went on, and someone else mentions the fact that he rented a classic car during this vacation, this may make John remember all sorts of things from that trip, such as what he ate there, where he went and what books he read.


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