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Many people did not notice the gorilla when they are engrossed in counting the passes. Even fewer typically noticed the curtain colour change or the player leaving the game. When we use our senses to take in information (such as read a book, listen to a lecture, practice a musical instrument), the brain does not simply record what it takes in. Instead the brain actively connects that memory with associated information and filters out other information that it believes is not important. Most of the time, this is done without us realizing it. Our memory for an event is not the equivalent of pushing a “play” button and seeing the event again in our minds. This makes a difference in what we learn. We could be subconsciously filtering out information that we experience but really want to remember. how do we remember things better? Read Strategic Learning book for more information