Forgetting is necessary to store new memories
"How Memory Works: 10 Things Most People Get Wrong"
"Human memory is vastly more complicated and quirky than the memory residing in our laptops, tablets or phones. Here is my 10-point guide to the psychology of memory ( ... UCLA memory expert, Professor Robert A. Bjork)."
Mines the mysterious and sublime in how the brain remembers, allowing the reader to better understand and improve memory.
Notes that memories may become difficult to recall, but they do not disappear, and losing access to unused ideas creates space for new learning. One can regain access to lost memories, but retrieving any memory changes it. The way our memory works is not stable or fixed, and even when one generates a fantastic, genius idea, the possibility for forgetting remains. Oftentimes truths about memory are not intuitive like the fact that something easily recalled may be the first forgotten. In all cases, learning and remembering are highly influenced by context, the environment when learning takes place and when retrieval is attempted.
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Source is PSY Blog.
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