forgetting


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for·get·ting

(fōr-get'ing),
Being unable to retrieve or recall information that was once registered, learned, and stored in short-term or long-term memory.

forgetting

An inability to remember or recognise things previously learned.

forgetting

Inability to remember something previously known or learned.
See: memory
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Besides the occasional memory gaffe, the brain's approach to forgetting serves us well, and our retrieval failures help prune away memories that we don't really need.
The relationship between leadership styles' variables: organizational forgetting and perception of productivity were discussed in some studies.
According to Sullivan, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Webster 'turn to forgetting (as well as its cousins, lethargy and sleep) to construe differently relations between the subject and his social world' (6).
Wine specifies the intricate relation between the two elements, but argues throughout that the autobiographical narrative of youthful love effaces the larger political narrative through an act of forgetting, setting the stage for later French literatur e which found in private life a space to operate free of political considerations.
Forgetting prevents irrelevant information from intruding on memory, updates memory, and facilitates performance (Harnishfeger, 1995).
Well, nothing can be more important for our future than not forgetting our past.
Despite the fact that forgetting is normal, exactly how we forget - the molecular, cellular, and brain circuit mechanisms underlying the process - is poorly understood.
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On the other hand, forgetting to get your essential prescription before Christmas could be.
Freud regarded repression as a process in which the motivated forgetting of disturbing or threatening information occurs either unconsciously or with an intentional push.
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.