Why You Sometimes Have Trouble Remembering Obvious Things

Have you ever been asked a question that seemed so obvious, you just spurted out the answer – only for it to be wrong? Questions like how long does the Earth take to go around the Sun or a riddle whose answer seems too easy. There’s a reason our brains sometimes struggle with seemingly easy questions. It’s because they take shortcuts. Veritasium takes a look into how our brain processes memories and knowledge in this video below.

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Trevor is a civil engineer by trade with an extensive background in internet media and marketing. He loves finding new and interesting topics and bringing them to the rest of the world.

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