Why is it that we can recall events happening years earlier in such precise and vivid detail and others we can barely remember?

This particular phenomenon has intrigued and perplexed cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists for decades. Research has found that our emotional state at the time of an event, can affect our ability to memorize its details. Suppressing emotions or limiting your ability to feel during certain times inhibits your ability to recall important events.

Emotional distance keeps you disengaged, not only in the moment but also long term. Read more.