In contrast, participants showed no forgetting
for scenarios they had not forgiven, even when they had been told to forget them.
The effectiveness of this willful forgetting
varied among participants.
We turn finally to a book that plots the forgetting
prevents irrelevant information from intruding on memory, updates memory, and facilitates performance (Harnishfeger, 1995).
Using a Prospective Memory Questionnaire, researchers measured short-term habitual memory, such as forgetting
to turn off the alarm clock in the morning, long-term episodic memory, such as forgetting
to pass on messages, and internally-cued memory, such as forgetting
what you have come into a room to do or say.
Well, nothing can be more important for our future than not forgetting
Despite the fact that forgetting
is normal, exactly how we forget - the molecular, cellular, and brain circuit mechanisms underlying the process - is poorly understood.
On the other hand, forgetting
to get your essential prescription before Christmas could be.
but in time there came from that forgetting
names representing a truth
Disorientation to time and place: Becoming lost on their own street, forgetting
where they are and how they got there, and not knowing how to get back home.
As Marx noted, we tend to invest commodities with a magically human, if not superhuman, quality while forgetting
the processes of production and exploitation that lurk behind them.
BUT RECENTLY, IT SEEMS, OUR POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS and historians have been forgetting
war s darker side--or projecting its evil onto our enemies.