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We slow down to remember and speed up to forget

We slow down to remember and speed up to forget We slow down to remember and speed up to forget
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There is a secret link between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. 

Let's talk about a situation that could not be more banal: 

A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time. In existential mathematics that experience takes the form of two basic equations: The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.

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