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.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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