Life doesn't start until you're 30, right?
Well, maybe not. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but according to new research the majority of our most important memories are made by the time we are 25.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire came to this conclusion by exploring a recognized psychological phenomenon called the "reminiscence bump." The "reminiscence bump" is when elderly people consistently recall the most important memories of their lives as occurring between ages 15-30.
"Many studies have consistently found that when adults are asked to think about their lives and report memories, remembered events occurring between the ages of 15 to 30 are over-represented," explains lead researcher Kristina Steiner. "I wanted to know why this might be. Why don't adults report more memories from the ages of 30 to 70? What is it about the ages of 15 to 30 that make them so much more memorable?"
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