metacognition: your thinking on your thinking

You can’t remember what you never paid attention to in the first place.   I said that in a conversation the other day while on a forested hike. And I know I read that somewhere, but I don’t remember what book I stole it from. Which makes me feel bad, because that wisdom is not mine, but I liked it enough to keep it and save it for myself. So, thank you books (in general) and to my reading habit.  I do remember this photograph from my archives.  I do remember taking it while in Malibu.  I don’t remember what day it was or if I had eaten a sandwich that day with Zuma Beach sand in it.  I do remember the feeling.

You can’t remember what you never paid attention to in the first place.

I said that in a conversation the other day while on a forested hike. And I know I read that somewhere, but I don’t remember what book I stole it from. Which makes me feel bad, because that wisdom is not mine, but I liked it enough to keep it and save it for myself. So, thank you books (in general) and to my reading habit.

I do remember this photograph from my archives.

I do remember taking it while in Malibu.

I don’t remember what day it was or if I had eaten a sandwich that day with Zuma Beach sand in it.

I do remember the feeling.


Memory has an emotional component to it that cements it in our brain.”
— Dr. Erin Clabough, neuroscientist

Go to any one of the Hidden Brain podcasts to expand what you think you know about yourself (or others).