You can actively forget memories if you try, and Scientists have the Brain Scans to prove it

Whether you’re a student trying to memorise facts for an exam, or a new staff member getting to grips with the ins and outs of a new job, we’re continually trying to hold onto new information, while making sure we don’t forget the important things we’ll need to know later.

But what about the opposite situation: can we intentionally forget things too, using a process of reverse memorisation? According to a new study, we can, with scientists in the US saying brain scans of people being told to disregard certain information reveal the “neural signature” of intentional forgetting.

From our very good friends over at sciencealert.com

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