Psychology professor David Diamond blames prospective memory failure for parents leaving their children behind in their cars. Photo: Shutterstock

Why people forget children in hot cars: complex brain memory systems sometimes fail, new study finds

  • Prospective memory failure inhibits people doing things robotically or out of habit, says psychology professor David Diamond
  • Many factors, including stress, interruptions, multitasking and sleep deprivation, can cause it
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Psychology professor David Diamond blames prospective memory failure for parents leaving their children behind in their cars. Photo: Shutterstock
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