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.

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