With your phone flipped face down on the table, you can’t know unless you pick it up and check. At that moment, for a lot of people today, their glass portal becomes a worry machine. A flurry of thoughts quickly fills your mind, as it fights between checking or leaving it alone.
Research in the neuroscience has identified a crucial reason why certain memories are kept by our brains; reward-motivated memory encoding.
If you opened up Netflix right now and played anything, chances are the subtitles are already on. If you scrolled through TikTok right now, you’ll notice that most videos have subtitles on as well. But why are they on in the first place? And why do we keep them on?