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New Memory Science Shows That Sometimes, It's Better To Forget

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The brain is built to forget, and cognitive neuroscience research indicates that instead of diving into and trying to enhance memory, sometimes it's more beneficial to just forget.


  • Subbu Sankarasubramanian, graduate student in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge
  • Michael Anderson, professor at the University of Cambridge and member of their Memory Research Group

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