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Why Do We Forget?

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Have you ever tried so hard to recall a memory, but you simply can’t? Why do we forget things?

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“Our brains are crammed with a massive amount of memories that we have formed over a lifetime of experiences.”

New research explores why we remember and why we forget

“Psychological scientists are exploring the mechanisms that underlie memory to understand why we remember certain things and why we forget others.”

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

“A new study has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.”

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