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#13 - merrymarvelite (01/03/2013) [-]
Actually Goldfish memory isn't as bad as you might think. It's even possible to train them to associate things.
Actually Goldfish memory isn't as bad as you might think. It's even possible to train them to associate things.
User avatar #16 to #13 - richardastley (01/03/2013) [-]
Very true. Memory isn't as simple as people think it is either. People with anterograde amnesia (people who can't form new memories after the amnesia starts) can practise an entirely new skill from after the amnesia kicked in, and become very good at it. The weirdest part is when they're asked how they're so good at whatever skill it is, they don't really have an explanation (often figuring it's all luck or something).

I don't know anything about goldfish, but if they don't have memories (which my friends who have taken zoology classes say they actually do), anterograde amnesia is fairly consistent with that idea.
User avatar #30 to #16 - rainbowrush ONLINE (01/03/2013) [-]
They have 6 month memories, if I remember correct. However, they have bout 3 sec attention span, just like me.
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