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The Upside of Forgetting

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Published on Sep 18, 2014

Why we forget things and how there's a silver lining. What was I talking about?
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References
Hadziselimovic, N., Vukojevic, V., Peter, F., Milnik, A., Fastenrath, M., Fenyves, B. G., ... & Stetak, A. (2014). Forgetting is regulated via Musashi-mediated translational control of the Arp2/3 complex. Cell, 156(6), 1153-1166. http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S00...

Kuhl, B. A., Dudukovic, N. M., Kahn, I., & Wagner, A. D. (2007). Decreased demands on cognitive control reveal the neural processing benefits of forgetting. Nature neuroscience, 10(7), 908-914.

Loftus, E. (1980). Memory: Surprising new insights into how we remember and why we forget. Reading (Mass.). A little dated, still a classic. Download free here: http://bookzz.org/dl/2055307/034e45

Storm, B. C. (2011). The benefit of forgetting in thinking and remembering.Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 291-295.

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