To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Decades of research have focused on how the brain acquires information, resulting in theories about how short-term memories are stored in the brain. What hasn’t received nearly as much attention from memory researchers is how the brain forgets. But now researchers are finding evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain. The full article was published at Quanta Magazine.

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