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This video explains why words get stuck on the tip of your tongue

Ever get stumped by an actors name you’ve seen on screen a hundred times? Or can’t remember the station you’ve zipped past everyday for the last three years? Well, that’s you and about a billion other people then.

It’s one of the most frustrating feelings known to man. You know the words, you’re sure of it, but for some reason they just get stuck on the tip of your tongue and you end up looking like a muppet. But apparently there’s some science to this particular phenomenon.

Popular YouTube channel SciShow has managed to boil down the complex theory into a bite-size four minute video full of brain clusters and psychic synapses. It’s fascinating, and well worth a watch. Check it out.

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