Forgetting is Good

An article at the New Scientist puts me at ease because it allows me to remember that forgetfulness is a tool of the brain. Thank goodness! I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast today – apparently forgetting that is a smart move.

According to a new study, the brain only chooses to remember memories it thinks are most relevant, and actively suppresses those that are similar but less used, helping to lessen the cognitive load and prevent confusion.

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