Memories Aren’t Made Forever

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Did you make important memories forever? Not according to research from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Aarhus who says people have already made the most important memories of their lives by age 25.

     Researchers at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Aarhus say that most people have already made the most important memories of their lives by age 25.  Researchers had study participants, all between the ages of 59 and 92, recount their life story as a free-flowing narrative.  All portrayed a major “reminiscence bump” between ages 17 and 24.  A “reminiscence bump” is a period where the majority positive and negative memories are recalled.  Researchers say that such narrative therapy could be utilized to help patients overcome issues and to predict levels of well-being