To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

August 8th, 2018 - By jen in Uncategorized

What hasn’t received nearly as much attention from memory researchers is how the brain forgets. “The vast majority of the things that are happening to me in my life — the conscious experience I’m having right now — I’m most likely not going to remember when I’m 80,” said Michael Anderson, a memory researcher at the University of Cambridge, who has been studying forgetting since the 1990s. “How is it that the field of neurobiology has actually never taken forgetting seriously?”

Read full article: Quanta magazine, “To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget.”