Remember the 9/11 case more than your birthday

A psychological study shows, the history shocks are most remembered by people, more than their own major events. 9/11 events are more remembered by their children than their birth date.

According to research conducted with the participation of 300 British citizens, the most remembered events are arranged as follows: 9/11 terrorist attacks, Princess Diana's death and terrorist attacks. into the British subway station in 2005.

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82% of respondents said that the September 11 attack was the first thing they thought of in major events.


The location of important private events is in turn: the departure of a loved one, the date of the driver's license, the first date, the wedding day. And the first kiss or the birth date of the children ranked last.

300 people were asked to describe exactly 32 private memories and historical events, from their first kiss to the death of Princess Diana, the results showing the nation's startling events or of international importance can overshadow your own memories.

Attacks on the World Trade Center topped the list of deep historical memories, with 82% of respondents recalling the event vividly, compared with 65% can visualize details about the birth of the first child.

About 81% of participants can remember who told them about September 11, 84% remembered when they heard about it, 92% remembered where they were and 71% remembered what they did at the time. That, after nearly 8 years.

The study found that the memory of Princess Diana's death was strong, with 62% of participants able to remember exactly when they were told about the tragedy, who told them where they were and what they did at that time.

In contrast, only 50% of respondents can clearly remember the birth of their first child and 46% can recall important details about their first day in high school.

The 2005 London bombing was remembered a lot. 58% of people could describe the attack, while only 38% could remember their first quarrel with their current partner. same level of detail.

Research has proven that time does not reduce memory of important historical events. It has been almost 46 years since President John F Kennedy was assassinated, but 52% of old respondents still obsessed with clear memories of his death and could remember where they were and What are you doing when you hear about the assassination.

Research also shows that, in private life, memories of love will create most of the unforgettable moments.

81% of respondents can remember the vivid details of the death of a loved one, while only 76% can describe the date of their first date with their partner. About 72% can remember their wedding day clearly, while 66% can easily describe their first kiss.

Getting a driver's license ranks second in every important event for each individual (79%).

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