Chapter One

Memorability: How what we see influences what we remember

Wilma A. Bainbridgea,b,*    a Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, United Statesb Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States* Corresponding author: email address:


Everyone has a unique set of individual experiences that make up their memories. However, we all also continuously encounter some items that are incredibly easy to remember and others that are too easy to forget. Indeed, recent work has found that the intrinsic memorability of an image can be quantified and used to predict memory behavior broadly across people, despite our diverse experiences. In this ...

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