New study published in the journal Memory suggests that it is more likely to remember pleasant events of the past and we memorize most negative experiences by giving them a pleasant note.
This phenomenon is called «Fading Affect Bias» (FAB). In simple words, it means that our emotions affect our memories.The study involved 562 people from 10 different countries, who were asked to recall different events from their lives. After that, they had to describe how they felt then and how they feel today. It turned out that